Radar Facility Technician - Atmospheric Sciences (138615)

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Radar Facility Technician
Department of Atmospheric Sciences

School of Earth, Society and Environment
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Radar Facility Technician will provide maintenance, preparation and field efforts for the new weather radar and instrumentation facility at Illinois. This position will support the new mobile Doppler radar and instrumentation facility in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.


• Contribute to equipment preparation and field data collection efforts related to the new weather radar and instrumentation facility at Illinois.
• Lead major tasks related to Pod, Mobile Mesonet, and vehicle readiness, as well as radar and radar platform and vehicle readiness.
• Train other Facility staff and other institution field personnel in the operation and readiness of instrumentation, radars, and vehicles.
• Travel to most major field projects and provide data display and management support to the facility systems for much of the duration of these projects.
• Other tasks, both in the field and at base, related to the scientific, educational, outreach, technical, logistical, and promotional missions of the facility.


Required: Bachelor’s degree in meteorology or closely-related field. Five years experience in the following: managing and participating in the maintenance of a diversity of instrumentation including radars, atmospheric sounding systems, mobile and deployable weather stations, pickup truck and international truck vehicles; driving and operating mobile weather radars, mobile mesonets, including international operations; experience training field operations and maintenance staff; experience with data quality control and programming Campbell data loggers.

Successful candidates will have exceptional communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills; ability to work harmoniously with a wide range of constituencies, including faculty, staff, and students; awareness of, and sensitivity to, cultural and linguistic differences; commitment to diversity and inclusion.


This is a full-time academic professional position appointed on a 12 month service basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position will be mostly based in Boulder, Colorado, which is where the facility is maintained.


To apply for this position, please create a candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu, directly apply to our position and upload your cover letter and resume by June 2, 2021. Online application will require names and contact information including email addresses for three professional references. Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by the closing date.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-6747. For further information on this specific position, please contact Stephen Nesbitt at [email protected].

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

College Name or Administrative Unit:Liberal Arts and Sciences Category:6-Research Title:Radar Facility Technician - Atmospheric Sciences (138615) Open Date:05/05/2021 Close Date:06/02/2021 Organization Name:Atmospheric Sciences




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Job No:
Posted: 5/7/2021
Application Due: 6/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time