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W88 Electronics Technologist (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 689887

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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 have a passion for innovation and fast-paced development and testing that solves challenging technical problems for national security? If so, we invite you to explore this opportunity to join our dynamic growing team! W88 Stockpile Systems Engineering team (Org. 7224) is seeking a highly motivated, experienced Electronics Technologist to perform hands-on technical projects for the W88 Stockpile Nuclear Weapon System.

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

  • Use common hand tools to assemble, disassemble, maintain, and modify hardware.

  • Develop, calibrate, and troubleshoot complex electrical testers.

  • Develop, troubleshoot, maintain, and calibrate testers for testing nuclear weapon components.

  • Test components for surveillance activities.

  • Troubleshoot electrical/mechanical components, assemblies, and equipment.

  • Solder electrical components, cables, and/or circuits.

  • Perform physical equipment inventory & data entry into ARAS-based software applications.

  • Execute Classified Administrative Specialist duties for nuclear weapon-related hardware.

    Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant will be required to work onsite in Albuquerque, NM. Some travel may be required for this position.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Associate’s degree in a relevant STEM field; OR equivalent experience including demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job.

  • 1-3 years of Nuclear Deterrence systems and/or component experience.

  • Experience working with mechanical & electrical hardware equipment.

  • Active DOE Q-level security clearance or DOD equivalent.

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Design, Development, Production, or Surveillance experience in an ND discipline area or closely related area (including ND Systems and/or Components).

  • Experience handling and working with classified materials and in classified environments.

  • Ability to obtain and properly use a SNL Procurement Card (P-Card).

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).

  • Ability to execute activity-level work safely and securely in laboratory environments.

  • Demonstrated experience working in fast-paced, high-consequence environments.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work with technologists and staff in multidisciplinary teams.

  • Experience with inventory management and/or hardware tracking application(s) (e.g., ARAS).

  • Experience developing pieces of Sandia’s Work Planning & Controls processes.

  • Experience with LabView programming software.

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results and effectively work in multidisciplinary teams.

About Our Team:

Department 7224 is entrusted with maintaining the integrity of the U.S. Navy’s W88/Mk5 nuclear weapon system, to help assure it remains safe, secure, reliable, and of the highest performance as a key component of U.S. strategic deterrent capability. A large part of our team activity is maintaining and extending the technical basis that underpins annual assessment of the system. Production activities for the W88 Alt 370 and W88 Alt 940 continue at the Kansas City National Security Campus, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Pantex, and Sandia National Laboratories, and require frequent communication with stakeholders in those organizations to keep production on track. The department leads robust efforts in developing and maintaining testers, managing field-return hardware and designing/assembling test bodies to support compatibility work with future missile delivery and over-the-road transportation platforms. We also interface with component, testing, computational simulation, and design definition organizations to manage schedule and budget associated with technical basis and compatibility assessment work.

Our team is committed to nurturing a culture compatible with a broad group of people and perspectives in recognition of the many benefits of a diverse team and 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.

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:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q security clearance to start, or equivalent active security clearance with another U.S. government agency (e.g., DOD). Sandia is required by DOE directive 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 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: 689887

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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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