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Observatory Operations Manager

Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Corporation
Kamuela, Hawaii 96743
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Canada France Hawaii Telescope Corporation (CFHT) operates a world-class 3.6-meter telescope at the summit of Maunakea. With state-of- the-art wide-field visible and NIR imagers as well as spectropolarimeters working in the visible through K-band (2.5 microns) and an Imaging Fourier Transform Spectrometer, CFHT is a world class telescope that consistently rates among the highest in science impact.

We are seeking a talented and inspirational leader with a strong engineering background to lead a small and multidisciplinary Operations Team. The team is responsible for all aspects of the operation, maintenance and systems upgrades of the telescope, drive and control system, dome, and telescope support infrastructure at the observatory. The person in this role works closely with other science and engineering groups to ensure that the scientific community is provided with the highest level and quality of scientific output.

Reporting to the Director of Engineering, the Operations Manager plans and supervises all activities of the Operations Group, with budgetary responsibility for the group.   As a seasoned Engineer, the Operations Manager has technical responsibility for operations, maintenance and technical upgrades of the many mechanical and electrical systems that comprise the observatory. As a member of the Observatory Council, the manager advises the Executive Group on staff and technical issues; and facilitates communication between the Council, the Executive, and team members.

If you are an experienced engineer with 8 or more years of experience and at least 3 years of management experience, and are interested in an exciting high-tech career at one of the best sites in astronomy, please apply via our website at https://cfht.applicantpro.com/jobs/


We are particularly interested in leaders with a strong hands-on engineering background and project management experience in mechanics, electronics, or optics.  Furthermore, previous astronomical observatory, scientific lab, or aerospace experience would be a strong plus.  Experience using advanced analytics and a systems approach to increase productivity and reduce downtime would also be a strong plus.


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