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Sandia National Laboratories Thin Films and Brazing - Facilities Technologist (Experienced) in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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On any given day, you will inspect, maintain, trouble shoot, and/or repair equipment in support of the Thin Films and Brazing teams in 878 which includes: water treatment and cooling systems, vacuum systems (cryo, turbo, and mechanical), furnaces and ovens, deposition systems, and other equipment supporting these labs. You will also Prepare Safety documentation such as Pressure Safety Data Packages and Lock Out Tag Out. You will be the teams' POC for interactions with Sandia Facilities. Occasionally, you will be asked to operate deposition tools and furnaces. You will work in a team environment that delivers to all of Sandia Missions.

Required:

  • Associate degree or higher in Electromechanical, Engineering Technology or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing vacuum systems (cryo, turbo, and mechanical)
  • Experience in preventative maintenance and setting up PM Schedules
  • Able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q Clearance.

Desired:

  • Experience with Water Treatment and Cooling systems
  • Knowledge of Physical Vapor Deposition, Chemical Vapor Deposition, and/or Atomic Layer Deposition
  • Knowledge of Brazing and/or Heat Treating
  • Knowledge of Pressure Systems and their Documentation
  • Knowledge of Electronics and Control systems
  • Experience with MS Office or equivalent
  • Good Communication skills
  • Ability to work on a team
  • Ability to document work

Department Description:

The Coatings and Additive Manufacturing Department provides scientific and engineering expertise in the areas of thin films, thermal spray deposition, cold spray deposition, vacuum system/component fabrication, laser machining and surface modification, precision engineering, and 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. Thermal spray capabilities include both conventional (flame, plasma, twin-wire arc, HVOF) and advanced technologies: cold spray and low pressure plasma spray. Precision engineering includes the design and fabrication of miniature and meso-scale devices, electrical discharge machining (EDM), diamond and laser machining, laser etching, micro-metrology, as well as technical consulting. Additive manufacturing encompasses both direct write (aerosol ink jet printing, extrusion casting, and conformal printing) and metal additive (powder bed and LENS). Our staff supports a variety of programs and is highly engaged in providing collaborative, innovative materials science and systems-based engineering solutions.

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 withamazingimpact 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 schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical 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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