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Senior/Principal Electronics Test Technologist (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 688604

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Posting Duration:

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.

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.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

Do you want to join a team performing meaningful work that significantly contributes to the nations security? Apply for our position.

The Hi-Rel Comm Tech Test Lab Department (07641-1) is seeking an electronics technologist to become an integral member of the commercial electronics characterization and test lab. You will be a vital member of a team responsible performing electrical testing of COTS components and for delivery of thousands of electronic parts. These electronic piece parts are critical to ensuring the success of the nation’s defense and must be certified to meet the demanding performance specifications and reliability requirements of customer applications.

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

  • Set up and perform electrical testing of select COTS parts as part of the 7641-1 test lab team

  • Work with COTS SMEs and Component Engineers to learn about weapon systems through the many applications of COTS parts

  • Contribute to the deeper understanding of how commercial electronics perform in extreme environemtns with the data you take in the lab

  • Meet test lab deliverable dates, identifying efficiencies and working through shortfalls supporting org 7641, 7642 and 7645

  • Collaborate with customers and our production agency partners.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Associates degree in Electrical or Electronic Engineering technology or other relevant engineering or scientific subject area.

  • plus 7 years of relevant experience or

  • equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Experience with electronic components including selection, qualification, and testing

  • Experience working on high performing teams

  • Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE Q clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Demonstrated experience performing technical problem solving related to electrical components

  • Familiarity with military standards, JEDEC standards, etc.

  • Knowledge of:

  • Reliability assessment methods including accelerated life testing

  • Failure mechanisms of capacitors, resistors, diodes, and semiconductor devices

  • Experience with radiation effects in microelectronics and semiconductors

  • Active DOE Q clearance

About Our Team:

The Hi-Rel Comm Tech Test Lab (07641-1) and the Hi-Rel Commercial Technologies Department (7641) are responsible for identification, characterization and qualification of commercial electronic components used in high reliability applications, in partnership with the Hi-Rel Program and Integration Department (07642) and the ND Electronic Part Program Department (07645) The departments provide supplier and component information, hardware, test and reliability information, and surveillance of these components, to our system/subsystem design customers and to our Production Agency partners. Our core competency includes supply chain assurance, assessing component compatibility with manufacturing processes, and test process development to determine the suitability of commercial electronic components for high consequence products. We perform research to identify and assess new technologies.

Our departments are on the leading edge of the product realization process. We are responsible for ensuring thousands of electronics parts will meet stringent performance and reliability requirements.

This requires the highest levels of understanding of:

  • How the parts will function within their intended circuits

  • Emerging technology capabilities and failure modes

  • Suppliers and their relevant risks (technical, security, delivery, etc.)

  • How to test a wide range of products

  • We invest in our people, our lab and test capability, and our Information Technology and project control tools.

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.


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: 688604

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  • Worklife Balance
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Exceptional 401K Savings Plan
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Wellness Programs
  • On-site Amenities
  • Vacation Buy Plan
  • Telecommuting Arrangements*

*with management approval

Life in New Mexico

  • Affordable housing, reasonable cost of living
  • Minimal traffic congestion compared to larger cities
  • Outdoor recreation - Ski, snowboard, hike, etc.
  • Experience rich culture and history
  • International Balloon Fiesta
  • Green chile – NM Cuisine
  • Museums, Parks, Sports

Learn more about Life in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Sandia is a drug-free workplace. As a national laboratory funded by a U.S. government agency, we are subject to federal laws regarding illegal drug use. Illegal use of a controlled substance, including marijuana even in places where it does not violate state law, may impact your ability to obtain and/or maintain a Department of Energy security clearance, and may result in the withdrawal of an employment offer or termination of employment.

Sandia is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodation in its application process for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you have difficulty using our online system due to a disability and need special assistance or accommodation, please send an email with your request to the Job Accommodation Specialist in (NM) . Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.