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Electromechanical Technologist - Responsive ND Architecture Team (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 689896

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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.

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.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

Are you passionate about your work and dream of exploring innovative solutions? We develop advanced technologies to ensure global peace. Join us in our critical mission to ensure the safety, security, and reliability of our nation's nuclear deterrents!

We are seeking experienced Electro-Mechanical Technologists for a position on the Responsive Nuclear Deterrence (ND) Architectures team, which is a both a California and New Mexico-Based, Advanced and Exploratory Systems organization. This position is for New Mexico. When you join our team, you will be part of a diverse, collaborative group that values individual contributions and encourages a culture of respect for all. The work is challenging, dynamic and it will require high accuracy. This career path offers opportunities to participate in a team that solves significant issues for our nation's security.

On any given day, depending on your specialization and interests, your responsibilities may include a few or all the following tasks:

  • Assemble, modify, inspect, troubleshoot, or repair/rework PCBs, cables, and other electrical equipment

  • Perform soldering work for assembly and repair

  • Assist senior members of the workforce to assemble systems to meet project schedules and test schedules

  • Provide support for field activities such as testing support at environmental test facilities

  • Perform quality inspection using standard equipment such as multimeters, microscopes, etc. and specialized test equipment you’ll learn on the job

  • Assist in a multitude of tasks involved with electronics lab management (i.e., parts inventory)

  • On the job training is available, as needed

    Ability to travel within US up to 25% to support functional electrical testing and program needs.

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

Qualifications We Require:

  • High school diploma plus 3 or more years of directly relevant experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Ability to acquire and maintain a U.S. DOE Q security clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Associate’s degree in an engineering/electrical field of study

  • Intermediate to Advanced solder and rework skills ( i.e., familiarity and competency with a soldering iron)

  • Experience with inventory and documentation management

  • Quality inspection of cables and PCB boards (i.e., electrical continuity checks and isolation checks, voltage probing, inspection with microscope)

  • Fabrication and assembly of test fixtures and enclosures (3D printed or machined)

  • Great interpersonal skills (i.e., good at teaming and communicating with others)

  • Experience working with classified and hazardous materials/hardware

About Our Team:

As part of the Advanced Systems and Transformation Center, the Responsive Nuclear Deterrent (ND) Architectures Department is responsible for creating, maturing, maintaining, and deploying standardized nuclear weapon interface solutions around data and power. Given that Modularity/block upgrades are the goal for next-generation weapon designs, our team enables modular solutions by using standard, flexible interfaces that meet emerging needs with proven survivability characteristics and varied capabilities that can be leveraged across future programs of record. With our products, component development and system integration efforts are simplified and resilient to late requirements changes without requiring major concession or redesign; multiple options can be carried forward until late in the development cycles; and fielded systems will be upgraded readily without interface redesign.

In addition, our department is responsible for establishing and building internal and external partnerships with our National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Federal Program Managers, Air Force and Navy program managers, Sandia nuclear weapons component organizations, the Sandia science & technology community, system analysis and strategic partnering groups, the Kansas City Plant National Security Campus (NSC), and many others.

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.

Job ID: 689896

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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

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