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Electronics Technologist (Mid-Career/Experienced)

Livermore, CA

Job ID: 690449

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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.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking a driven ElectronicsTechnologist (R&D Electromechanical Technologist) to join our diverse and growing Functional Electrical Test team for the W80-4 Warhead Modernization Program! Are you a sharp technologist who can handle a wide variety of roles and responsibilities in a collaborative work environment? Are you energized by the thought of contributing towards a new program in a National R&D Laboratory? Are you passionate about your work and want to utilize state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Do you enjoy participating in a dynamic team that solves significant issues for our nation's security?

In this exciting role you will be performing a variety of tasks including functional electrical test activities in support of W80-4 system development and qualification at the system and subassembly levels. You will support mechanical testing and assembly using newly designed custom fabricated equipment. In addition, you'll collaborate with engineers who are responsible for W80-4 requirements, design, assembly, and qualification. This position also involves participating in both laboratory and field testing operations which requires travel.

On any given day, depending on your specialization and interests, your responsibilities may include a few or all of the following tasks:

  • Executing tests

  • Assembling test assets and maintenance (Assembly and maintenance of test assets)

  • Participating in fabrication and procurement

  • Conducting troubleshooting

  • Conducting data analysis

  • Preparing reports and procedures

  • Maintaining equipment calibration

  • Reading and interpreting electrical schematics

  • Working accurately and precisely, with a strong attention to detail

Qualifications We Require:

  • High school diploma plus three or more years of directly relevant experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance

  • Ability to travel up to 25% to support functional electrical testing and program needs

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Associate's degree in an engineering/electrical field of study

  • Active DOE Q-level security clearance

  • Experience with nuclear weapon design, development, qualification, or production

  • Experience in assembly, integration, test, and troubleshooting of mechanical and electromechanical assemblies at the system and component levels

  • Experience working with classified and hazardous materials/hardware

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite software

About Our Team:

The W80-4 Qualification department is one of several departments leading the system level activities for the W80-4 Life Extension Program (LEP) program at Sandia National Laboratories. We're currently in the Development Engineering phase of the program. The W80-4 systems team consists of integrated departments in NM and CA that plan, coordinate, and execute the Sandia National Laboratories design, development, and qualification activities associated with the W80-4 LEP within Sandia and with external partners and customers. The W80-4 System Qualification Department leads the planning and execution of W80-4 system qualification, hardware management and assembly, Pantex production plant integration, and various other system level responsibilities.

Organization 8264 is part of the California team leading the W80-4 LEP. This department is responsible for the W80-4 Hardware Management & Assembly operations in CA, and for developing and maintaining the Electrical Functional Test and Environmental Testing capabilities in the SNL/CA site.

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.

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.

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.

Essential Functions:

If offered the position, you may be required to demonstrate your fitness to perform certain physical aspects of the position, including lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling.

Job ID: 690449

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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 California

  • Close proximity to first-tier universities, Silicon Valley companies, and other top research laboratories and facilitiesM
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  • VineyardsM
  • BeachesM
  • State ParksM
  • Sports – Nearby major league franchisesM
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