R&D Electrical Engineer (Experienced)

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, USA

Job posting number: #7184170 (Ref:Sa691702)

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 motivated and self-starting R&D Electrical Engineer to join the dynamic product realization team of department 7522 as a Production Engineer. You will work with a team of experienced personnel to take on challenging production assignments that others can’t, won’t or shouldn’t. Our team brings together a diverse set of skills and backgrounds to enable rapid production missions in close collaboration with our customers and partners. You will be responsible for overseeing process development, qualification, and full-scale production of concurrent product lines in a high paced and dynamic work environment. Work scope will require close collaboration with design, systems, testing, quality, acceptance, and procurement organizations. On any given day, you may be called on to: + Review design definition to provide manufacturability improvements and assess production feasibility. + Stand up, design, develop, characterize, and qualify new processes to meet Mark Quality requirements while meeting all safety, quality, cost, and schedule requirements. + Use engineering principles to research and innovate; to design and develop instruments, machines, processes, and technologies. + Perform structured problem solving to address urgent process or product issues. + Support assessments for new projects that include proposing scope, cost, and schedule. + Collect and analyze data to monitor key production metrics. + Identify opportunities to reduce yield loss, improve throughput, and lower product cycle times. + Consult with organizations cross Sandia to provide production expertise to teams supporting high impact ND missions. Due to the nature of work, successful candidate must be able to work onsite. Qualifications We Require: + Bachelor’s and advanced degree (Master’s or PHD) in mechanical, electrical, or chemical engineering, or relevant STEM field plus 1 year of relevant experience; or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience. + Active DOE Q level security clearance or equivalent Qualifications We Desire: + Experience in a manufacturing environment with knowledge of industry standard Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP) systems and related business practices + Experience with product realization or process development + Experience providing technical support to manufacturing operations + Systems oriented person able to manage production processes and identify and mitigate associated risks + Ability to analyze and optimize manufacturing processes to balance quality, schedule, and cost. + Demonstrated ability to monitor process health by collecting data, performing analysis and tracking using standard metrics. + Excellent time management skills and organization needed to manage multiple concurrent projects + Experience with Lean Six Sigma + Strong communication and presentation skills needed to effectively engage with partners, customers, and management of all levels About Our Team: Agile Production Solutions (7520), will integrate, adapt, and grow Sandia National Laboratories’ (SNL’s) new product realization capabilities to meet the evolving needs of SNL and the greater Nuclear Security Enterprise (NSE). Department 7522 is an integrated highly functional team that cooperatively tackles a variety of product realization challenges for the NSE and others. 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: This position does not currently require a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance. Sandia will conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Furthermore, employees in New Mexico need to pass a U.S. Air Force background screen for access to Kirtland Air Force Base. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause access to be denied or terminated, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment. If hired without a clearance and it subsequently becomes necessary to obtain and maintain one for the position, or you bid on positions that require a clearance, a pre-processing background review may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation. Applicants for a DOE security clearance need to be U.S. citizens. 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. Members of the workforce (MOWs) hired at Sandia who require uncleared access for greater than 179 days during their employment, are required to go through the Uncleared Personal Identity Verification (UPIV) process. Access includes physical and/or cyber (logical) access, as well as remote access to any NNSA information technology (IT) systems. UPIV requirements are not applicable to individuals who require a DOE personnel security clearance for the performance of their SNL employment or to foreign nationals. The UPIV process will include the completion of a USAccess Enrollment, SF-85 (Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions) and OF-306 (Declaration of for Federal Employment). An unfavorable UPIV determination will result in immediate retrieval of the SNL issued badge, removal of cyber (logical) access and/or removal from SNL subcontract. All MOWs may appeal the unfavorable UPIV determination to DOE/NNSA immediately. If the appeal is unsuccessful, the MOW may try to go through the UPIV process one year after the decision date. 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. Job ID: 691702

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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