Sandia National Laboratories Deposition Operations Technologist (Early/Mid-Career) in Livermore, California
Our team has an opportunity for a motivated, high-performing technologist to support deposition related research and development activities critical to our mission of addressing challenging national security problems. Under the direction of staff, the successful candidate will support the development and low-volume fabrication of novel weapon subsystem components. The successful candidate’s primary responsibilities will involve the safe and reliable maintenance/operation of our robotic paint system as well as support of any trouble shooting activities or studies required to refine the production process or final product. Daily activities will include:
- Preparing substrates and paint for deposition
- Operating/cleaning an industrial paint robot
- Visual inspection of our product
- Curing painted parts
- Capturing traveler data
- Maintaining air quality logs
- Managing the process waste stream
- Upholding inventory of all supplies consumed in the deposition process
- Other critical tasks related to this position will include:
- Robot programming for new samples or components
- Maintaining spray booth industrial hygiene
- Generating basic process documentation
- Executing test plans and studies supporting troubleshooting and development
- High school diploma plus four or more years experience with paints or other deposition processes
- Demonstrated ability to work well within in a production and/or laboratory R&D environment
- Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q security clearance
- Bachelor’s or Associates degree in engineering (or related)
- Experience with CAD/3D modeling applications
- Experience in data acquisition
- Demonstrated ability to learn a computer programming language
- Experience in wet lab and spray booth work environments
- Experience with spray paint application
- Experience with ABB and/or Fanuc robot operations and programming software
- Experience with general machine shop practices
- Working knowledge of chemical handling, pressure systems, electricity
- Ability to troubleshoot paint application systems and minimize defects
The Weapon Subsystems 4 department develops and supports advanced electronic and mechanical subsystems for high consequence applications requiring exceptionally high confidence, quality and reliability. These projects enhance the safety and security of assets that are critical to US national security, including the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile.
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.
Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level 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 must 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, disability, or veteran status.