Careers

Haystack is hiring! If you’re interested in applying to one of these open positions, and for more information, including detailed job requirements, please click on the job title to visit the MIT Careers page. We accept applications only through the MIT Careers site.

Financial Administrator

FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATOR, to perform a wide range of accounting and financial functions as part of Haystack’s fiscal team.  Will work closely with principal investigators (PIs), researchers, and staff; and interact with MIT offices including Research Administration Services, Payroll, Procurement, and the Office of the Vice President for Research as well as outside vendors, sponsors, funding agencies, and counterparts at other universities and laboratories.  Principal duties include approving travel reports, purchase requisitions, invoices, requests for payment, and credit card transactions; performing monthly salary adjustments for both trades and salaried staff; creating and submitting fabricated equipment account requests for approval; overseeing subaward administration and monitoring; updating the projection tool for all PIs, which involves downloading monthly financial information for each PI and reviewing charges and account balances compared to the budgets and verifying forecasted personnel effort is accurate; entering new awards and actions (i.e., create child accounts, extend dates, distribute funds, etc.); tracking capital equipment purchases and providing reports to fiscal officers, facilities manager, and IT manager; maintaining capital equipment wish list and updating as necessary; handling monthly financial reporting to sponsors per award requirements; generating LLSC graphs and statements; completing proposals; and performing other duties as assigned.  

Heat and Vent (HVAC) Mechanic

HEAT AND VENT (HVAC) MECHANIC, to repair and maintain heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration for MIT Haystack Observatory and on-site Lincoln Laboratory buildings and equipment. Will inspect and test heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems to ensure proper functioning; operate and maintain steam heating systems, HVAC controls, gas- and oil-fired heating systems and boilers, and water treatment and refrigeration systems; troubleshoot, repair, and install electronic temperature control systems; maintain, repair, and rebuild pumps, ice machines, air compressors, and other building systems equipment; research and order materials and complete tasks accurately with detailed written comments provided on an electronic equipment maintenance system; complete daily time entry and work log spreadsheets and perform duties in accordance with MSDAs, signage, and general instructions; perform scheduled preventative maintenance on building equipment, including lubricating components, changing filters, and adjusting and replacing belts; clean work areas and maintain tools and equipment; provide customers with information about the progress of work; and report any unsafe conditions/hazards to supervisor.  

Infrastructure Engineer

INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEER, to provide technical support in system implementation and management in a diverse environment whose mission is to carry out cutting-edge research in radio sciences. Will be responsible for deploying, supporting, and managing high-availability servers, storage, and virtualized stacks while maintaining a reliable, secure, and stable environment. Will also provide ongoing system performance and infrastructure support such as configuration management, monitoring, and developing plans for future growth. May also support, fabricate, and/or deploy research-related software and hardware systems.  

Technician B Electronic

TECHNICIAN B ELECTRONIC, to support the implementation, operations, and maintenance of scientific instrumentation used for studies of the space environment. This work will be conducted under the supervision of more senior technicians and engineering and scientific personnel. Will be trained to assist in the operations, assembly, repair, and maintenance of radio and radar receivers, satellite electronics, control systems, antenna systems, computers, data networks, and a high-power microwave transmitter. Maintenance and installation activities involving the antenna systems may occasionally involve assisting in mechanical work and tower climbing. Training in industrial tower climbing, ESD and clean room procedures, and electrical, RF, and high voltage safety will be provided.

Technician C Electro – Mechanical

TECHNICIAN C ELECTRO-MECHANICAL, (2 openings), to support the implementation, operations, and maintenance of scientific instrumentation in support of studies of the space environment. Will perform routine jobs of skilled or semi-skilled nature which support integrating and repairing electro-mechanical systems and equipment.  The work will be conducted under the supervision of more senior technicians, engineering, and scientific personnel. Will be trained to assist with the operations, assembly, repair, and maintenance of antenna mechanical systems, radio and radar receivers, control systems, computers, data networks, and a high power microwave transmitter. Maintenance and installation activities involving the antenna systems will involve mechanical work at height and tower climbing. Training in industrial tower climbing and electrical, RF, and high voltage safety will be provided. 

This is a great opportunity to learn a wide range of technical skills and apply them in a team environment.