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Digital Design Engineer

DIGITAL DESIGN ENGINEER, to work on the development of advanced radar and radio-astronomy data acquisition and signal-processing equipment. Will be responsible for working with scientists to translate high-level requirements into working hardware, including end to end efforts to design systems, translate the concepts into working hardware, and use the resulting systems in the field. The projects include a new low-frequency antenna array, advanced phased array radar hardware, digital back-ends for very-long-baseline interferometry, and spectral-line processors for the Haystack 37-m radio telescope. The work within those projects involves FPGA design and development of digital receivers, filters, spectrometers, and correlators, with data rates approaching terabits per second (Tb/s). May also be responsible for helping with requirements definition and validation and the cost and time planning for new projects. Technical and scientific tasks may also be possible consistent with the background and experience of the individual hired.  

Heat and Vent (HVAC) Mechanic

HEAT AND VENT (HVAC) MECHANIC, to repair and maintain heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC), and refrigeration at Haystack and on-site Lincoln Laboratory properties, buildings, and equipment.  Will inspect and test the HVAC systems to ensure proper functioning; operate and maintain steam heating systems, HVAC controls, gas- and oil-fired heating systems and boilers, 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; and provide customers with information about the progress of work.