Electromechanical Technologist - Light Initiated High Explosives (Experienced)

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, USA

Job posting number: #7184168 (Ref:Sa691747)

Posted: October 3, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

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: http://www.sandia.gov*These benefits vary by job classification. What Your Job Will Be Like: We are seeking a Electromechanical Technologist to join our dynamic team! On any given day, you may be called on to: + Support the daily operations of projects within the Light Initiated High Explosives (LIHE) facility. + Support research for the development of environmental testing using Light Initiated High Explosives. + Design, integrate and implement equipment and process solutions to overcome technical problems as part of the LIHE Team. + Contribute to critical thinking in novel test setups, realizing the setup, as well as enabling safe operations for this unique testing. + Work both individually and with a coordinated team on projects. + Able to team with Principal Investigators and other staff and technologists to set-up and perform standardized and non-standardized testing, diagnostic application, data acquisition, and reporting of results. + Operate in a very meticulous, detailed environment, worker health and safety, and safeguards and security. + Demonstrated time management and excellent communication skills. Due to the nature of work, successful candidate must be able to work onsite. Salary Range: $65,300 - $125,400 *Salary range is estimated, and actual salary will be determined after consideration of the selected candidate's experience and qualifications, and application of any approved geographic salary differential. Qualifications We Require: + Associates degree in STEM; or equivalent related experience + Experience with electronic circuits, wiring and controls + Experience with setup and execution of laboratory experiments including familiarity with lab equipment and diagnostics + Experience with developing work planning and controls including writing operating procedures, security plans, and checklists + Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q level security clearance Qualifications We Desire: + Experience performing hazardous operations including explosive, high voltage, and hazardous chemicals + Demonstrated experience interfacing with SNL support staff such as facilities personnel and ES&H resources. + Demonstrated ability to document work including laboratory notes and data + Demonstrated experience working independently according to work instructions or procedures. + Experience collecting data including data acquisition, oscilloscopes, transducers, etc. + Basic programming experience such as LabVIEW or MATLAB + Broad experience with mechanical and electrical system including basic assembly and wiring + Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively within an organization both orally and written documentation About Our Team: Department 07556 conducts validation and surveillance large-scale explosives testing within Sandia's remote technical areas in support of Nuclear Weapons (NW) and Work for Others (WFOs) programs. It supports other Explosive Technology Group (ETG) operations through fabrication of explosive and non-explosive weapons parts/components. In addition, the department has a cross-cutting role within the ETG for explosives handling, shipping, receiving, inventory and machining and for all facility upgrades and maintenance. The Department operates and maintains remote testing facilities including the Terminal Ballistics Facility (TBF), Light Initiated High Explosives (LIHE) Facility and the Explosive Machining Facility (EMF). 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. EEO: 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: 691747

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.

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