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Commercial Parts Major Component Liaison - Electrical Engineer (Onsite)

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 691683

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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.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking a highly motivated Electrical Engineer to join the dynamic Hi-Reliability Commercial Program and Integration team as a Major Component Liaison.

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

  • Partner with Major Component (MC) design teams to integrate commercial electronics into designs.

  • Select and approve commercial parts for designs.

  • Implement existing and recently created engineering processes and standards within the organization and with affected modernization programs.

  • Report project status in various formats (presentations, program reviews, written reports, etc.) to a wide variety of audiences (PRT’s, management, senior management, directors, Federal Program Offices, etc.).

  • Collaborate with supply chain experts to understand impacts and coordinate design decisions with partner organizations.

  • Collaborate on maturation of requirements for specific components.

  • Partner with KCNSC to report on project status, failure investigations, and to implement improvements to engineering processes for commercial electronic parts.

  • Develop partnerships with organizations internal to Sandia performing complementary work to bring to bear existing skills and knowledge as the group works to expand relationships.

  • Establish and maintain customer relationships both internally and externally to develop and implement programs.

    Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant STEM field plus two years’ experience, or Master's degree in relevant STEM field, or equivalent experience in an engineering or scientific field

  • An active DOE Q-level security clearance to start and ability to obtain Sigma15 level access

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Experience with designing electrical components

  • Ability to understand how each commercial part fits into a larger electrical design

  • Understanding of radiation effects on electronic parts

  • Experience working in an ND organization with fundamental SNL nuclear weapon design knowledge and emphasis on commercial electronics hardware

  • Experience/familiarity with the Engineering Authorization (EA) system and PRIME

  • Demonstrated leadership skills, including the ability to successfully plan, organize, lead, and monitor team efforts to completion

  • Versatility and ability to collaborate with and support multiple partners/activities simultaneously

  • Ability to support decisions requiring scientific, engineering, or programmatic judgment

  • Experience working with NNSA and KCNSC

About Our Team:

Hi-Reliability Commercial Program and Integration, Org. 7642, is responsible for coordinating and integrating high-reliability commercial electronics into Major Component (MC) designs. We are the liaison between Systems, Surveillance, MC designers, commercial electronic component engineers and Kansas City National Security Campus (KCNSC). Our portfolio also includes commercial part integration work for SPP customers and ND surveillance. We collaborate with external commercial parts experts that have critically important requirements, and we integrate industry standard methodologies along with other departments in 7640.

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.

Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q security clearance to start, or equivalent active security clearance with another U.S. government agency (e.g., DOD). Sandia is required by DOE directive 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 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.

Job ID: 691683

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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

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  • Affordable housing, reasonable cost of living
  • Minimal traffic congestion compared to larger cities
  • Outdoor recreation - Ski, snowboard, hike, etc.
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