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An Inside Look at Second Harvest Food Bank's Operations

2018-08-21 15:27:35| Waste Age

Food bank staff visit nearly 200 grocery stores a week across 46 counties in Tennessee to rescue food and distribute it to food-insecure communities.

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Operations Scientist

2018-08-20 19:27:53| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

Description You will have the opportunity to support scientific operations of the mission XMMNewton. Tasks and Activities The scope of work will include Contribute to instrument calibration or scientific performance monitoring within team activities. Possibly, development of new algorithms or shared scripts for scientific analysis. Optimising the setup of the instruments to carry out the desired observation by assisting astronomers and assure the safety of instruments Supporting to the Observing Time Allocation Committee OTAC by reviewing all incoming observation proposals and determining which observations should be assigned. Systematic processing of scientific mission data to ensure the highlevel products by the Scientific Community. Quality control of pipeline products together with Users Group. Production and regular updating of the XMMNewton source catalogue performing the definition of contents and scientific validation. Skills and Experience The following skills and experience are mandatory You have a Science PhD or Masters Degree from a recognised institution of secondary studies University, Ecole suprieure, etc or equivalent. You have at least 4 years of relevant experience. You have expertise in astronomical observations, preferably Xray astronomy, to understand the needs and requirements of the XMMNewton community for the planning and implementation of requested observations and to competently deal with community questions on these observations. You have good command of commonly used generic analysis software, like IDL, or Python, and of Xray astronomical data analysis software in particular, with preference to the XMMNewton SAS, FTOOLs and XSPEC or similar, in order to competently interact with and support the community in their use of XMMNewton data. You have a good understanding of the tasks in scientific operations support for an international space or ground based observatory. You have a good knowledge of the specifics of astronomical Xray detectors, preferably those of XMMNewton. You are able to interact with and provide support to users from a worldwide community and crossing multiple disciplines. You are fluent in English written and spoken. How to Apply Looking to take your career to the next level? Interested applicants should submit their CV and Cover Letter to RHEAs Recruitment team at careersrheagroup.com no later than 18092018. Preference will be given to candidates eligible for an EU or national personal security clearance at the level of CONFIDENTIAL or above.

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The Coca-Cola Co to retake control of Philippines operations as FEMSA retreats

2018-08-17 15:35:00| Daily beverage news and comment - from just-drinks.com

The Coca-Cola Co is to take back the management of its bottling operations in the Philippines, after Coca-Cola FEMSA announced its decision to sell its majority stake.

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Instrument Operations Scientist Support to XMMNEWTON Operations

2018-08-17 14:28:19| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

Serco is a specialist at delivering vital services on behalf of European, National and Local Governments. Serco Europe employs a large workforce in Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Spain, Italy and the UK. Our European operations have ca. 2,000 employees delivering critical services to public institutions throughout Europe. For our activities in ESAC, we are currently looking for an Instrument Operations and Calibration Scientist, to support the operations of the Optical and UV Monitor instrument OM on board XMMNewton. Package description Full details on application. Relocation assistance provided if applicable. Main responsibilities The OM Instrument Operations and Calibration Scientist works within the Science Operations Centre SOC with responsibilities that may include Acting as interface between the SGS and a certain number of PI Teams, in particular the Optical Monitor OM Team which may require deep knowledge about specific instrument functionality, performance and operations Coordinating of the calibration efforts by the OM ESA IDT and the instrument principal investigator team, the latter being spread across different institutes and universities across Europe Understand the functionality of the OM instrument data to be archived and support the definition of the instruments Archive data products in coordination with the Archive Scientist and in the data pipeline development Organise and maintain uptodate all information concerning the instrument which is deemed necessary for future knowledge preservation Contribute to the SGS preparation activities including definition of operations plans procedures and preparation of training activities Contribute to the maintenance of the overall system, including configuration control and versioning Additionally, the Key Person will be in charge of the following Cooperate with other projects on operational matters e.g. promote the exchange of information with missions where appropriate Calibration of the scientific instruments onboard XMMNewton EPIC, RGS and in particular OM Preparation of instrument calibration activities and analysis of calibration data Preparation and maintenance of Routine Calibration Plan Absolute calibration of the OM instrument Implementation of calibration results into the XMMNewton Current Calibration Files, following the verification of the calibration scientific quality, as well as of standard canned redistribution matrix files for XMMNewton users Contribution to archive release testing or related activities. Ideal candidate The candidate should have a Science PhD or Masters Degree from a recognised Institution of secondary studies and at least 4 years of experience with tasks similar to the ones described above. Additionally, the Key Person should have proved experience in large collaborative projects in an international environment. The candidate must have deep knowledge of astronomical tools and data analysis software. Knowledge of the XMMNewton project and experience in SAS are an important asset. Important Any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing documents to verify your identity and employment eligibility, as required by law. Applicants are reminded that they will be requested to produce such documentation during the recruitment process. Please contact a member of the recruitment team if you require further details of acceptable types of documentation required for verification of identity and work authorization. For positions located within the Darmstadt Support Office please note that only applicants with no family affiliation within the Company will be considered. Data Protection When creating a profile on the Serco Career Centre you agreed to the Data Protection policy, a copy is available upon request. You may submit a written request revoking your consent to this agreement at any time. About the company Sercos space heritage over the last 40 years has placed us in the Space News Top 50 Space Industry Manufacturing and Services Companies We work alongside EUMETSAT and the European Space Agency, where we are the largest onsite service provider with ca. 300 staff. What connects the ever growing Serco workforce is a passion for delivering great service To keep ahead we have to constantly evolve and enhance the way we deliver our services and everyone in Serco has a role to play here. Serco provide the right environment to encourage ideas and a comprehensive Best Practice support network that enables them to put their ideas into action. If you share our values then join with over 50,000 colleagues globally who are equally as passionate about delivering great service as you.

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Galileo Ground Segment Operations Engineer

2018-08-17 11:26:37| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

HE Space is a successful international space company. For over 35 years, we have been supporting our customers with qualified experts in the field of engineering, science and administration. We are currently looking for a Galileo Ground Segment Operations Engineer to support our customer in Germany. Key Tasks and Responsibilities As part of the Ground Operations Team, you will be responsible for the overall management of Galileo GCS GCCD and GCCI sites and have the following responsibilities Preparesupportexecute system, segment and element operation validation activities, including the definition of validation scenarios, plans or test cases and the procedure development and validation, testing, result reporting Developreviewupdate Operations Plans and Operations Concept documents Ensuresupport databases preparation, coordination, synchronization and verification Preparation of SCTC and simulation Assist with the planning and coordination of GCS maintenance activities across both sites and GMS backup activities at GCCD Provide planning inputs and execution feedback for Ground Operations activities Monitor performance of grounds services and trigger corrective actions Handle incidents and anomalies writing, processing, and support of review boards. Skills Experience You will have the following qualifications and relevant experience Experience in ground system operations engineering and execution, ILS or Maintenance Knowledge of navigation ground segment such as Egnos or Galileo Comfortable using Linux Fluency in English is mandatory knowledge of another European language is an advantage. This job is located in Oberpfaffenhofen. We welcome applicants who are available from October 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. If you think you have what it takes for this job, please send us your CV together with a letter of motivation both in English and in Word to Elisa Manfreda at jobshespace.com, quoting job DEBHP3894 before 4Sept18. An exciting and dynamic international working environment awaits you! Please note Due to work permit requirements for this position, please apply only if you are citizen of a European Union state or if you are eligible to obtain a work permit for Germany.

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