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Sandia National Laboratories Microelectronic/Semiconductor Technologist - Microelectronic Packaging (Experienced) in Albuquerque, New Mexico


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.


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We are seeking a Microelectronic/Semiconductor Technologist to perform a diverse set of complex duties requiring multi-disciplinary thinking, close teamwork, job flexibility, versatility, and continuous learning to develop new skills.

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

  • Work from prescribed process instructions and procedures and using rigorous quality documentation.

  • Work without any procedures as we strive to demonstrate a first-of-a-kind device or develop a new assembly capability.

  • Run complicated automated equipment, including tasks that require great manual dexterity and the ability to manipulate very small parts without causing damage.


  • HS diploma plus three (3) years’ experience in a semiconductor/microelectronics manufacturing environment or;

  • equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE Q clearance


  • Experience in at least one of the following fields specific to microelectronic/microsystem packaging and assembly:

  • visual inspection

  • wafer thinning or dicing

  • die attach, wire bonding, encapsulation, or lid attach

  • Experience:

  • operating machinery or process equipment

  • developing, optimizing, or documenting machine recipes and operating processes

  • handling small parts using tweezers or vacuum wands

  • setting up computer-controlled equipment or components

  • performing inspections and/or testing of parts or materials

  • documenting material usage in an inventory system

  • working with external customers/vendors

  • Proficiency with electronic part/lot tracking or traveler systems

  • Ability to prepare procedures for tool operation

  • Current, active DOE security clearance

    Department Description:

The Microelectronics Packaging department is responsible for development and stewardship of robust systems that deliver microelectronics for national security applications. The technology portfolio includes process development for ceramic packaging and plastic ball grid array packaging for HBTs and ASICs for national security applications. The organization is part of the Post Fab Technologies Group within Sandia's Microsystems Engineering, Science, and Applications Center (MESA) and partners closely with the Advanced Packaging/Integration department to establish capabilities that meet the unique requirements of our national security customers. The department has a core mission in product realization and process development for Sandia's Nuclear Deterrence mission as well as performing high TRL research and development for future applications.

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.

EEO Statement:

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: 680380