R&D Electrical Engineer ¿ PRT Lead, Inertial Sensors (Experienced) ONSITE

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, USA

Job posting number: #7193073 (Ref:Sa692068)

Posted: November 11, 2023

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 R&D Electrical Engineer/Product Realization Team (PRT) Lead to support the Production Agency (PA) activities for the Electrical Environmental Sensing Device (EESD). The EESD will be produced entirely within the MESA complex and the EESD PRT has both Design Agency (DA) and Production Agency (PA) responsibilities. With the PRT recently completing the Production Definition and Documentation Review (PDDR), this is a great opportunity to start on-boarding a PA lead to work closely with the existing DA lead as the team progresses towards Final Design Review (FDR) and FPU, ultimately followed by full-scale production. This position is an opportunity for a highly motivated, experienced engineer to provide leadership and have significant impact on the ND program. Creativity, innovation, and adaptability will be needed to deal with the challenges of fielding new technology into the stockpile. Deep knowledge of the ND RPPs and drawing system is necessary. Experience with production environments and a production approach will be valued and will enable a smooth transition from the development phase to high rigor component production. This posting is open to qualified applicants with backgrounds in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Material Science, Chemical Engineering, or other STEM related degrees. Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite 80% of the time. On any given day, you may be called on to: + Partner with the Technical Lead to coordinate technical directions. + Work with the EESD DA PRT lead and WCU DA and PA PRTs on programmatic activities regarding progress tracking, documentation, reporting, and so on. + Team closely with the EESD Project Management team to meet formal PM requirements. + Work with PRT Team Members to plan and implement development, production, and qualification activities. + Mentor team members in ND product realization and low-volume, high-rigor production procedures and standard methodologies. + Collaborate with PRT management to hire and train staff to ensure the program is adequately resourced. + Assess and address gaps in production capabilities, processes, and procedures to enable high-rigor, high confidence production activities. + Represent the project to the Systems group, the next-level-of-assembly component group, different levels of Sandia management, the NNSA, and the USAF. Salary Range: $101,400 - $201,400 *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: + Bachelor’s degree in STEM-related field (Mechanical, Electrical, or Systems Engineering) plus eight (8) years of directly relevant and/or PRT experience or; + Master’s degree in the above fields plus four (4) years’ experience + Demonstrated experience with qualification or production of a ND component + Knowledge of Sandia’s Realize Product Procedure’s (RPPs) and Drawing Systems + Active DOE Q or DOD Top Secret (TS) clearance Qualifications We Desire: + Experience as a Product Realization Team (PRT) Lead + Experience in a structured manufacturing environment, such as private industry or another SNL production environment (e.g. Neutron Generators, Thermal Batteries, ASICs, HBTs) + Knowledge of MEMS and/or mechanism based environmental sensors would be an advantage + Ability to re-think and adapt the existing system to work for a new technology + Strong oral, written, interpersonal and problem-solving skills, including the ability to collaborate well in a diverse team environment and develop positive relationships About Our Team: The Inertial Sensors Department, 5216, performs state-of-the-art design, fabrication, and testing of R&D and Product Delivery of MEMS based sensor technologies for national security applications. Current product delivery activities are for the W80-4 EESD program as a new 3 axis accelerometer for sensing the flight discriminating event (FDE) for the long range stand off (LRSO) missile. Future programs are aligned for future path length module (PLM) sensors and environmental discriminators to enhance the nuclear safety themes for future systems. The department also contributes to advancing Sandia’s competency and capabilities in Heterogeneous Integration through establishing internal capabilities for 2.5D and 3D microelectronic integration 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: 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. 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: 692068


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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