Sandia National Laboratories Engineering Support Technologist (Early/Mid-Career) in Albuquerque, New Mexico
We are seeking an Engineering Support Technologist to support engineering activities such as design, test, check-out, modification, fabrication, and assembly of prototype electromechanical systems, experimental design circuitry, or specialized test equipment. Prepares engineering documentation, reports, and drawings.
On any given day, you may be called on to:
- Support engineers on technical projects and products working from schematics, diagrams, written and verbal descriptions, layouts, or defined plans to perform testing, checkout, and troubleshooting functions.
- Collect, maintain, organize, compile, and manipulates technical data, including performing mathematical calculations and analysis of data where guidelines are provided.
- Create build, assemble, modify, or repair prototypes.
- Prepare engineering documentation, reports, drawings, sketches, flow charts, diagrams, or schematics.
- Set up and conduct tests and record data to assist with engineering analysis.
- Work with analog, digital, and video circuits and logic systems.
- Work from schematics, diagrams, written and verbal descriptions, layouts, or defined plans to perform testing, checkout, and troubleshooting functions.
- Perform operational test and fault isolation on systems and equipment.
- Assist in determining methods or actions to remedy malfunctions.
- Assist in the design, construction, testing, and checkout of test equipment.
- Use manufacturing, test, development or diagnostic equipment, including test programs, oscilloscopes, signal generators, and specialized test apparatus.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology or relevant discipline
- Experience with troubleshooting electrical equipment instrumentation, mechanical and/or electrical assembly
- Experience with machine shop and/or portable power tool equipment
- Ability to obtain and maintain a DoE Q Security Clearance
- Experience with programming in MATLAB and C++
- Experience in troubleshooting and maintenance of electrical systems
- Knowledge of mathematical calculations in accordance with engineering specifications
- Ability to work independently and as well as part of a team
- Demonstrated good verbal and written communication skills
The Electromagnetic (EM) Systems Engineering and Qualification Department (1354) provides analysis, experiments and design guidance to support the development of well-shielded advanced electronics systems for survivability purposes in conjunction with a variety of electrical test laboratories. This includes direct injection of electrical insults into test assets and use of large environmental test facilities to simulate fast-pulse, lightning, electrostatic discharge and broadband continuous-wave (CW) environments. We support the qualification of complex electrical systems in normal, abnormal and elements of severe EM environments. Laboratory facilities include humidity-temperature control and combined electrical with elevated temperature testing within enclosed EM shielded rooms. Full system qualification testing includes use of Sandia's Mode-Stirred Chambers, 4-meter height GTEM cell, a transportable (variable size - up to 7.2 meters in height) fast-pulse simulator used for combined environments testing, the Sandia Lightning Simulator for direct-strike and nearby lightning environments, and a EM fast-pulse simulator. Department 1354 works closely with Dept. 1352 (EM Theory), Dept. 1353 (Electrical Sciences and Experiments), and Group 1340 (Radiation Effects Sciences & Applications). Our customer-base includes various organizations across Sandia as well as Strategic Partnering Programs with external government agencies and industry. Current programs include: Mil-Std 461, HERO, and electrostatic discharge testing (ESD) testing; enhanced survivability of systems life extension programs, various delivery system-payload pairs addressing EM survivability, and severe electrical environments effects to civil and government agencies having electrically energized infrastructure vulnerabilities as related to national security concerns.
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 Department of Energy (DOE) granted Q-level security clearance.
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.
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