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Electronics Technologiest - EMI/EMC Test Technician (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 689778

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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:

We are seeking an Electronics Technologist with EMI/EMC or RF experience to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for performing EMI/EMC testing on various electronic subsystems and systems, analyzing test results and providing recommendations for design improvements. This position requires a passion for solving difficult technical problems, as well as a dedication to providing outstanding service in the national interest.

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

  • Perform EMI/EMC emission and immunity testing of electronic systems and components.

  • Develop test plans and procedures.

  • Design and fabricate test fixtures and assemblies from conceptual drawings.

  • Independently perform verification testing and document results in a clear, precise, and complete manner.

  • Troubleshoot complex problems with minimal direction.

  • Maintain test equipment and test facility and manage equipment calibration process.

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

Qualifications We Require:

  • Associate degree in electrical engineering, electrical technology, engineering technology or other closely related STEM field plus 2 years of related experience

  • Relevant RF or EMI/EMC experience using electronic test equipment such as power meters, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzer, VNAs, etc.

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the above stated fields.

  • Strong verbal and writing skills.

  • Familiarity with MIL-STD-461.

  • 3+ years of experience in EMI testing and troubleshooting.

  • Ability to interpret electronic schematics and printed circuit board layouts.

  • Experience fabricating test fixtures and wiring harnesses.

  • Ability to author and redline clear and concise test procedures and process instructions.

  • Excellent concentration and attention to detail.

  • Ability to adapt to constantly changing work assignments and a fast-paced work environment.

  • Willingness to support extended hours as required to support critical project and mission milestones.

About Our Team:

We have researched and developed new monitoring systems and technologies for over half a century. Building on that legacy, today we support national security missions involving nuclear proliferation detection, treaty monitoring, arms control, and various needs within the national security communities.

We are responsible for the development, qualification and delivery of high reliability sensor and power subsystems for National Security customers. We also provide EMI and ESD characterization and qualification testing along with “design for EMC” guidance. The power system emphasis is on custom designed power subsystems requiring miniaturization, low-power consumption, high reliability, DC-DC switched mode power supplies and distribution subsystems. The department has design and product realization responsibility for one of the subsystems in the Global Burst Detector (GBD) satellite payload and associated test systems.

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.

Essential Functions:

Selected applicants will be required to pass a Job Placement Assessment before beginning the job to ensure that they can perform the essential physical requirements, with or without accommodations.

Essential Functions:

Selected applicants will be required to pass a Job Placement Assessment before beginning the job to ensure that they can perform the essential physical requirements, with or without accommodations.

Job ID: 689778

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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

Sandia invites you to review the Equal Employment Opportunity posters which include EEO is the Law, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

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.

Sandia is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodation in its application process for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you have difficulty using our online system due to a disability and need special assistance or accommodation, please send an email with your request to the Job Accommodation Specialist in (NM) . Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.