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Sandia National Laboratories R&D Laboratory Support Technologist (Experienced) in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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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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Our team is seeking a Lab Support Technologist to join our outstanding, hardworking team. Are you seeking an opportunity to support research efforts related to physical vapor deposition, atomic layer deposition, chemical vapor deposition, and vacuum technology? If so, read on to learn more!

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

  • Support staff in safely operating and maintaining thin film deposition systems in support of prototyping and production activities
  • Prepare substrates, characterize samples utilizing a variety of techniques (optical, electrical, surface roughness, stress, etc.), and troubleshoot systems
  • Collaborate in a diverse environment with limited guidance
  • Document work activities

Required:

  • Associates degree or higher in a science, technology, or engineering field, or an equivalent combination of experience and education (high school diploma plus 4 years' experience)
  • Experience working in a laboratory and maintaining documentation
  • Experience with PVD, ALD, and/or CVD
  • Experience with vacuum system technology
  • Able to acquire and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance

Desired:

  • Proven track record of operating, trouble shooting, maintaining, and repairing ALD/PVD/PE-CVD systems and or vacuum systems
  • Experience preparing, cleaning, and characterizing thin film samples
  • Experience designing fixtures and masks with CAD tools (Solidworks, Pro E, or others)
  • Experience with electro-mechanical trouble shooting and repairs
  • Experience with LabView

Department Description:

The Coatings and Additive Manufacturing Department provides scientific and engineering expertise in the areas of thin films, laser machining and surface modification, precision engineering, and metal additive manufacturing for the Laboratories. Over 25 elements as well as numerous compounds and alloys can be deposited by sputter deposition and electron beam evaporation. Thin film properties can also be characterized. Precision engineering includes the design and fabrication of miniature and meso-scale devices, electrical discharge machining (EDM), laser machining, laser etching, as well as technical consulting. Metal additive manufacturing capabilities include powder bed, LENS, and wire technologies. Our staff supports a variety of programs and is highly engaged in providing collaborative, innovative materials science and systems-based engineering solution.

Our team is committed to nurturing a culture compatible with a broad group of people and perspectives in accordance with the changing makeup of the workforce. In support of this vision, our center actively recruits applicants from diverse groups of backgrounds and fosters an inclusive community.

Join us and work towards your goals while making a difference!

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: http://www.sandia.gov

*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.

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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.

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