R&D Engineering Support Technologist (Experienced)
Job ID: 691907Apply Now
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
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: http://www.sandia.gov*These benefits vary by job classification.
What Your Job Will Be Like:
We are seeking an R&D Engineering Support Technologist in the Active Ceramics Value Stream (AC) department. Your role will be part of a team that manufactures ceramic components through synthesis, powder processing, grind, assembly, and testing. You will work in a hands-on manufacturing environment, ensuring on-time delivery of product that meets all requirements. You and the broader team will work together towards increased technical understanding, successfully developing, and qualifying new equipment and processes along the way.
On any given day, you may be called on to:
Initially diagnose any process nonconformances
Monitor process health
Identify ways to increase yields or decrease span times
Mistake-proof the processes as issues are identified
Recommend and implement corrective or preventive actions
Maintain written work instructions and ensuring accurate training to those instructions, which may include training co-workers as needed
As manufacturing demands permit, you will seek out and pursue opportunities for continuous improvement in your assigned work area
Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite.
Qualifications We Require:
Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field or equivalent experience in lieu of a degree
Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE Q clearance
Qualifications We Desire:
Current/Active DOE Q Clearance
Desire to team with coworkers on special projects and continuous improvement efforts
Experience in a manufacturing environment with demonstrated ability to manage multiple competing priorities
Experience working to written work instructions with particular attention paid to safety significant instructions
Experience with technical writing and training others
Background in materials science, ceramic engineering, chemical engineering, or related field
Experience troubleshooting and providing technical support for equipment and tooling
Demonstrated ability to monitor process health and conduct problem solving analyses
Commitment to a culture of safety and security
About Our Team:
The Active Ceramics Department at Sandia National Laboratories provides a broad range of processing options for many types and compositions of ceramic components. Our capabilities include chemical synthesis and processing of powders, billet pressing and machining, and component fabrication and testing.
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.
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.
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.
This Limited Term Employee (LTE) position is a temporary position for one year term, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to a maximum of seven years.
Individuals in LTE positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.
Job ID: 691907
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