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Journeyman Electrician-Infrastructure Technician

Location: Waimea, HI

Do you enjoy working in a technical, operations, or industrial environment? Would you like to work at one of the world's greatest observatories and in collaboration with other technicians who support the daily telescope operations? Do you possess a Journeyman Electrician certificate in the state of Hawaii? If so, we want to hear from you!

The journeyman Electrician/Infrastructure Technician's primary responsibility is to perform electrical work up to 480V at the observatory facility on the summit of Mauna Kea; on occasion, electrical work may be performed at the observatory's headquarters in Waimea. A secondary responsibility is to assist with fabrication, installation, maintenance and repair of summit infrastructure. Summit infrastructure is the machinery, equipment and structures that make up the Physical Plant, Telescope Structure, Dome and Shutter, and other systems with machinery and large structural elements.

All qualified applicants, including women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications

  • Journeyman Electrician certification in the State of Hawaii.
  • Solid working knowledge and ability to perform work in accordance with the applicable version of the National Electric Code.
  • Capable of operating common maintenance shop hand and machine tools.


Apply to join a skilled and deeply committed team of professionals who enable exciting and important astronomical discoveries. Submit a cover letter and resume telling us how your background and passion relate to the position.

About Us

Read about us, our science and our mission, go to: www.keckobservatory.org. To see a video about Keck go to: https://vimeo.com/90063671

The W. M. Keck Observatory (WMKO) operates two 10-meter optical/infrared telescopes and an associated suite of advanced instrumentation. These telescopes have been extremely productive scientifically and have allowed the WMKO science community to play a leading role in understanding the universe from our solar system, to exoplanets, black holes, the earliest galaxies, and dark matter and energy


Keck Observatory offers a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits bundle including a 403(b) plan; a highly regarded tuition assistance program for dependent children (K-12 grade); and an unmatched focus of excellence.

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Contact Information

Contact: Jeannette Mundon, W. M. Keck Observatory
Email: employment@keck.hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 885-7887

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