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Apprentice Electronic Fabrication - GT1 LTE-Onsite

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 693488

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What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking an Apprentice Electronic Fabrication Tradesman

On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Plan, layout, fabricate, modify, troubleshoot, repair, test, calibrate and inspection of a wide range of electronic and electro-mechanical equipment utilizing engineering principles in support of a research and development, and/or complex production prototyping environment.

  • You will receive hands on training in soldering, complex cabling and harnessing, Printed wire assemblies, PWA, PCB, magnetics, electromechanical assembles, rack systems and tester fabrication learning and display a high level of proficiency in all areas.

  • As a condition of employment, Metals Trades positions are represented by the Metal Trades Council (MTC) and represented employees must pay the monthly membership dues or agency fee.

Qualifications We Require:

Degree Requirements for Acceptance into Electronic Fabrication Apprenticeship

  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Electronics Technology or Electronics Engineering Technology, or Advanced Systems Technology in Electronics as provided by a Community College or equivalent, with an overall of cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater or 4 years of hands on relevant work history.

  • (MUST ATTACH A COPY OF UNNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS WITH RESUME WHEN APPLYING) Your application is not complete until a copy of your unofficial transcripts are uploaded with your resume into the job posting. You can only upload on document, so please scan in both documents (resume and transcripts) as one document.

  • Responsibilities include consulting with requesters on circuity, package design, and performance requirements as follows:

  • Designing, developing, and preparing electromechanical layouts and drawings using CAD/CAM software and other computer tools

  • The planning, scheduling and fabrication of special test equipment, wiring, harness and cables, cases and chassis, perform complete mechanical, electrical and functional testing and analysis of completed units.

  • Work involves utilizing all types of electronic test equipment to develop, setup, and perform qualification and evaluation tests on components and systems.

  • Consult and team with other Tradespersons, Mentors and Trainers.

  • Collaborate with engineers and serve as a fabrication resource on design and manufacturability issues.

  • Utilize a computerized database to maintain required records.

  • Perform work using industy standard safety practices. Requirements include compleation of a State approved Electronic Fabrication Trades Apprenticeship Program with the apprenticeable occupation of Electronic Engineering Technician.

  • Obtain new and maintain current required electronics fabrication process qualification in order to meet current as well as future business needs.

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Experience with AutoCAD

  • Good understanding of technical drawings, blueprints and electrical schematics.

  • Understanding of ISO Quality Systems Requirements and IPC-A610 acceptability of Electronic Assemblies,

  • Experience working in a Microsoft Windows environment.

  • Hands on electronics fabrication of 3-5 years of experience.

Posting Duration:

This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

  • Challenging work with amazing impact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide

  • Extraordinary co-workers

  • Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world

  • Career advancement and enrichment opportunities

  • Flexible work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)

  • Generous vacations, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at:*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.

NNSA Requirements for MedPEDs:

If you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs.

If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date.

Essential Functions:

If offered the position, you may be required to demonstrate your fitness to perform certain physical aspects of the position, including lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling.

Job ID: 693488

Job Family: 120

Regular/Temporary Position: T

Full/Part-Time Status: F

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  • Worklife Balance
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Exceptional 401K Savings Plan
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Wellness Programs
  • On-site Amenities
  • Vacation Buy Plan
  • Telecommuting Arrangements*

*with management approval

Life in New Mexico

  • Affordable housing, reasonable cost of living
  • Minimal traffic congestion compared to larger cities
  • Outdoor recreation - Ski, snowboard, hike, etc.
  • Experience rich culture and history
  • International Balloon Fiesta
  • Green chile – NM Cuisine
  • Museums, Parks, Sports

Learn more about Life in Albuquerque, New Mexico


  • At Sandia, recruiters manually review resumes on each job posting instead of using a resume screening software program
  • Review the Sandia Resume Writing Best Practices Sheet before beginning your application
  • By following the best practices outlined, this ensures that recruiters can accurately determine your qualifications for the position