Sandia National Laboratories Electronics Technologist (Experienced) in Albuquerque, New Mexico
The Systems Research Department is seeking an Electronics Technologist to work with design engineers and other technologists to understand electronic performance requirements to develop and implement strategies for test and evaluation of original electronic designs, and systems analysis and assessments. Other work will include final product assembly. These designs include a variety of electronic components including analog and digital integrated circuits.
On any given day, you may be called on to:
- Perform assembly and rework/repair of printed wiring assemblies, cables and other components intended for use in experimental lab setups or for critical applications;
- Work both autonomously as an assembly and rework/repair technologist across the functions of the department as well as a member of a small team;
- Balance work to support multiple organizations while still maintaining lab ownership and other daily personnel responsibilities with the aid and direction of the manager. The work will entail not only electronics assembly, but also preparation of kits for electronic assemblies for outside assembly, diagnosis of failed electronic assemblies, preparation and participation in field tests, and operation of a variety of mechanical assembly and/or fabrication;
- Work on stretch assignments such as embedded controller programming, schematic entry, fabrication oversight at local shops, and work planning;
- Reasonably expect to be a lab owner and alternate lab owner.
- Bachelor’s degree in Electronics, Electrical Engineering, or Technology; an Associates degree in Electrical Engineering or Electronics plus two years experience may be considered in lieu of a bachelors degree.
- Experience with bench testing of electronic components and circuit assemblies using oscilloscopes, function generators, power supplies, spectrum analyzers, and network analyzers.
- Active DOE Q-level security clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain an SCI-level security clearance, which may require a polygraph.
- Must be familiar with and able to read assembly drawings, schematics, Bill of Materials (BOM) and component part markings as well as working with electronic assemblies and components susceptible to damage by electrostatic discharge.
- Must have experience using assembly tools such as a solder iron, microscope, hot plate, hot air pen, oven, etc..
- Experience developing, programming, operating, and interpreting data using electronic laboratory test equipment for performance evaluation.
- Good communication, computer, and analytical skills.
The Systems Research Department (5874) performs R&D and analysis of mission-critical mechanical and electronics systems for various government agencies.
Working in our department is a very unique opportunity:
- Staff are extremely passionate about the mission and customers.
- Outstanding work environment that provides technical challenges and encourages Innovation.
- A team with diverse backgrounds that supports each other to achieve results.
- Opportunities to growth professionally.
- Significate impact on national security.
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 withamazingimpact 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 schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical 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: http://www.sandia.gov
*These benefits vary by job classification.
Position requires a SCI security clearance.
Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) granted Q-level security clearance and SCI clearance, which may require a polygraph test.
Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment drug testing, and a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship and SCI clearance, which may require a polygraph test.
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 the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.
Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT