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Sandia National Laboratories Microelectronic/Semiconductor Test Technologist (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 join our dynamic semiconductor microelectronics team! We work in a highly collaborative teaming environment to develop new custom application specific circuits with direct, relevant impact to our national security mission. The selected candidate will perform a wide variety of circuit test, evaluation, and problem solving activities in world-class test facilities. Testing may include but is not limited to: DC and RF electrical testing, electronic components radiation testing, thermal/humidity chamber testing, and shock and vibration table testing

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

  • Work with senior staff to develop and document test plans.

  • Assemble and inspect electronic hardware (e.g. printed circuit boards)

  • Build, modify, and maintain a wide variety of electronic, electromechanical, and mechanical instruments, systems, or processes

  • Work with environmental and safety experts to identify, document, and mitigate potential hazards.

  • Identify, acquire, and setup diagnostic instruments.

  • Perform electrical circuit tests in a laboratory or radiation test facility setting.

  • Assemble and distribute data packages from completed tests.

  • Troubleshoot or diagnose circuit failures.

  • Coordinate with shipping and receiving to transport hardware to and from remote facilities.

Ability to travel up to one week per month to support testing at remote US facilities.


  • Associate’s degree in Electrical or Electronics Technology or;

  • equivalent combination of education and experience (two or more years’ relevant experience plus a 2-year certificate in electrical or electronics technology, electrical engineering, electrical engineering technology, or similar field of applied science/technology)

  • Experience using and debugging bench level electrical test equipment (oscilloscopes, power supplies, function generators, etc.).

  • Ability to compile test data and determine conclusions

  • The ability to acquire and maintain a DOE L-level security clearance


  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical, Electronics or Microelectronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or relevant STEM field

  • Experience presenting findings to colleagues in both written and small group meeting situations

  • Experience performing electronics soldering process and techniques

  • Experience with testing of semiconductor devices and troubleshooting of test setups, particularly in radiation environments

  • Working knowledge of Matlab and/or NI LabView to control and acquire data from electronic instruments

  • Active DOE Q or L clearance

    Department Description:

The III-V Microelectronics Department is responsible for the research, development, and technology maturation of Group III-V compound semiconductors within the Microsystems Engineering, Science, and Applications Center. With highly collaborative teaming, we enable the creation, development and delivery of application specific microelectronic components addressing high-performance, harsh-environment communication, sensing, power, and control problems. Our products provide solutions to customers who need a trusted partner to create and deliver on stated performance, size, weight, power, and cost benefits relative to alternative technologies. Core department capabilities include electronic modeling and simulation; epitaxial design, growth and characterization; rad-hard microelectronic device and circuit design, microfabrication, characterization, and reliability; and high-reliability microelectronic product design, characterization, and delivery for high-consequence national security 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 L-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 the 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: 679673