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:
Are you passionate about your work and dream of using innovative equipment and facilities to explore solutions? Join a diverse team that solves significant issues for our nation’s security! We are seeking an Electronics Technologist to join our dynamic team! Our team is seeking a highly motivated individual to assist in a wide variety of duties associated with the design, test, and characterization of custom electrical and electromechanical experiments. You will join a dedicated team of scientists and engineers focusing on applied research in radiation effects on electronic devices in the interests of National Security.
On any given day, you may be called on to:
+ Use engineering methods to design, develop, modify, repair, maintain and operate electrical, electronic, and electromechanical systems and diagnostic tools.
+ Work in a laboratory environment, at frequent on and off-site testing facilities, and in radiation and contamination areas.
+ Operate and maintain electrical equipment, characterize electrical devices and components, maintain general laboratory operations, and field test equipment.
Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite and expect to travel approximately 20%-25% of the time.
Qualifications We Require:
+ Associates degree in a STEM related field
+ Experience with electrical testing, test operations, hands on systems assembly and disassembly, and/or laboratory best practices.
+ Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE Q security clearance
Qualifications We Desire:
+ Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or closely related field from an accredited STEM University
+ Skills involving electric circuits, instrumentation, optical and/or vacuum technology
+ Experience operating oscilloscopes, power supplies, function generators, multimeters, vacuum systems, and other lab equipment
+ Coding experience in Python and/or MATLAB
+ Radiological work experience
+ Experience assembling PCBs and building cables for electronic device testing
+ Fall protection experience
+ An understanding of Sandia safety culture and experience documenting and detailing safe practices
+ Experience with engineering design tools such as SolidWorks, Altium Designer, or another relevant computer aided design tool
+ Electrical or mechanical design software
+ Ability to work independently and as part of a team
About Our Team:
As a part of the Radiation & Electrical Sciences Center, the Applied Nuclear Technologies Department (1384) explores, develops, and applies physics and engineering principles to many areas of nuclear and electrical engineering. The Department is responsible for the Device Physics, Energetic Neutrons, and Transient Neutrons portion of the Sandia's Radiation Effects Sciences (RES) Program to explore radiation effects on electronic devices. Our team supports and leads many radiation effects experiments in support of national security missions.We collaborate with the Nuclear Facilities Operations and the Radiation Modeling and Metrology departments at Sandia to 1) tailor and characterize appropriate testing environments in the TA-V nuclear facilities to meet customer needs and 2) design and conduct nuclear criticality experiments in the Sandia Critical Experiments (SCX) Facility for the NNSA DOE Nuclear Criticality Safety Program (NCSP) and develop and deliver Hands-on training with critical experiments for the NCSP.We operate and maintain a semiconductor devices laboratory which uses a variety of characterization techniques including Deep-Level Transient Spectroscopy (DLTS) to analyze native defects and radiation-induced defects in semiconductor devices and to understand the damage mechanisms in devices exposed to radiation.This team is part of the Radiation, Electrical and High Energy Density Science (REHEDS) Research Foundation at Sandia.
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.
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.
This Limited Term Employee (LTE) position is a temporary position for one year term, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to a maximum of seven years.
Individuals in LTE positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.
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: 692072