Heavy Equip/Gen Maint-Hawaii
The Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii - Honolulu, HI

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Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Mauna Kea Observatory Support Services (MKSS), Institute for Astronomy (IFA), located at the Hale Pohaku facility, Mauna Kea on the island of Hawaii. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.


DUTIES: Maintains, repairs, and operates heavy equipment and tools used at Hale Pohaku and on the Mauna Kea Summit Access Road. Maintains and repairs buildings, support systems, and mechanisms associated with the MKSS operation. Participates in road maintenance projects and snow removal operations on Mauna Kea. Manages paperwork duties, including work logs, periodic maintenance logs, and purchasing documentation.

PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION: High School Diploma. Completion of two (2) years of vocational school or an apprenticeship program in a related field. EXPERIENCE: At least three (3) years journey level work experience in a related field. ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Understanding of how mechanical devices and systems operate (e.g. engines, power tools, heavy equipment, electrical circuits, hydraulics, and plumbing). Knowledge of OSHA safety regulations on chemical solvents, cleaners, use of tools, etc. Ability to operate heavy equipment, such as road graders, bucket loaders, and snow plows. Ability to repair heavy industrial equipment and diesel engines. Ability to use shop power tools, including welders, drills, and saws. Ability to use email and internet. Must possess a valid driver’s license and a clean driver’s abstract. Ability to drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle with manual transmission. PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to work at high altitudes performing physical labor and operating heavy equipment. Must be able to work outdoors and exposed to temperatures down to 10 degrees Fahrenheit, snow, rain, and winds as high as 80 mph. Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must be able to work at 14,000 feet and pass a post offer high-altitude medical examination on an ongoing basis (which includes a substance abuse test).

SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS: Experience driving in snow and ice conditions, experience working at high altitudes. Familiarity with the unique resources and regulations associated with Mauna Kea. Experience with office technology (email, internet, data input). Knowledge of record keeping requirements for Occupational Health and Safety Administration regulations.

INQUIRIES: Stewart Hunter 974-4205 (Hawaii).

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to www.rcuh.com, click on “Employment”; select “Apply” and navigate to “See Job Announcements and/or Apply for a Job.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Salary History, 4) Supervisory References, 5) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawaii Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to rcuhhr@rcuh.com. If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344.

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