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Electromechanical Technologist - Test Systems & Analysis (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 687661

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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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate:

Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious accommodation before commencing employment. The requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually.

Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to HR Solutions at (505) 284-4700..

What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking an experienced electromechanical technologist to join the Test Systems & Analysis team, Department 7668, that designs, builds, and fields unique hardware and software test systems in support of the sustainment of the Nuclear Security Enterprise. The automated test systems provide engineering information to our customers to support real-time or time critical decision making. Technologists have the responsibility to fabricate, assemble, integrate, test, troubleshoot, qualify, and field these electronic test systems. Duties also include operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting the functional performance of these systems in a lab and field environments. You will be working in a multidisciplinary team environment, delivering and integrating your specific sub-system in a timely manner toward a larger system and providing supporting documentation. Some travel and overtime may be required to support the integration and fielding activities.

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

  • Assemble and test development hardware and automated test systems

  • Assist test set up and pre-test walkthroughs while working directly with the 766x team as well as customers outside of 766x

  • Collaborate with design engineers, systems engineers and other domains in the design of equipment, printed circuit boards, cables, and software for controlling test equipment

  • Analyze test data and recommend modifications to components, test system design, or test procedures

  • Lead laboratory equipment repair and calibration

  • Create and maintain environmental, safety, and health related documentation while maintaining a safe working environment

  • Other lab and tester work as required

Qualifications We Require:

  • High school diploma plus 5 or more years of relevant experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Up to date on J-STD-001, IPC-610, IPC-620, and IPC-7711 specifications and details; ability to obtain and maintain the certifications

  • 2 or more years of demonstrated experience in electronics test equipment, rack mounted instruments and test systems

  • 2 or more years of demonstrated experience in benchtop testing and troubleshooting of analog, digital, and RF circuitry

  • Demonstrated experience with electrical fabrication to include printed wiring boards, cables, soldering and rework

  • Active DOE Q-level security clearanc

  • US Citizenship

Qualifications We Desire:

  • J-STD-001, IPC-610, IPC-620, and IPC-7711 certification

  • Knowledge, skills, and experience in electronics engineering, technology, instrumentation, & printed circuit board design

  • Experience with schematic capture, NI LabView, Microsoft Office applications, Matlab, Python

  • Familiarity with systems engineering and quality principles framework

  • Excellent presentation and writing skills to effectively communicate with all levels of management and internal and external customers

  • Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to lead through others

  • Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering technology, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering or related technical discipline

About Our Team:

The Weapons Design and Assurance Center (7600) is a multi-discipline, product-focused organization that provides engineering design, components, subsystems, integration, testing, and field support for nuclear weapons and other high-consequence national security applications. Examples of these applications include the development of satellite and other space-flight and airborne payloads, testing for high consequence military programs, nuclear weapon safety mechanisms, high reliability electronic products, telemetry and software systems, and data science and analytics. The Center is divided into four main competencies: Advanced Mechanical Design, Firing & Embedded Systems, Hi-Reliability Electronic Products, and Data Systems Engineering.

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:

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.

Job ID: 687661

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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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Sandia is a drug-free workplace. As a national laboratory funded by a U.S. government agency, we are subject to federal laws regarding illegal drug use. Illegal use of a controlled substance, including marijuana even in places where it does not violate state law, may impact your ability to obtain and/or maintain a Department of Energy security clearance, and may result in the withdrawal of an employment offer or termination of employment.

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