What Your Job Will Be Like
We are seeking an expert Electronics Technologist who has an electrical background to support system engineering development activities for future Sandia programs. The selected applicant will work with a team of experts in mechanical and electrical engineering all of whom are on a hardworking system engineering team located at our Livermore, CA site.
On any given day, you may be called on to:
Perform electrical laboratory development work, such as soldering/PCB rework, board assembly, cable fabrication, continuity/isolation checks of cables/PCBs, use of common laboratory test equipment (oscilloscopes, DMMs, power supplies, etc.);
Some simple programming/scripting may be required. Knowledge of LabView is a plus;
Perform light mechanical work, such as assemble prototype electrical boxes, and work with other specialists to build prototype hardware;
Coordinate and maintain laboratory inventory, hardware, and testing performed on hardware;
Source mechanical and electrical sub-components and assemblies and work with vendors to deliver them;
Maintain laboratory safety cases, keep records of training associated with laboratory work, and be responsible for maintaining a safe laboratory environment for 8425 laboratory spaces.
Qualifications We Require
Selected applicants will be required to take a Job Placement Assessment before beginning the job to ensure that they can perform the essential physical requirements, with or without accommodations.
Qualifications We Desire
Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related technical discipline with at least two years relevant experience;
Proven technical background with experience in one or more of the following areas: Knowledge of laboratory test and measurement equipment, LabView, C/C++, scripting languages such as Python, PCB layout, PCB debugging/rework/soldering, CAD design, mechanical drawings and layouts, strain measurement, accelerometers, prototype assemblies, and 3D printing;
Evidence of hands-on laboratory experience;
Evidence of the ability to work alongside others within team environments and in conjunction with diverse collaborators;
Background and understanding of nuclear weapons systems desired, but training in the organization to fill experience gaps is acceptable;
Basic ability in reading mechanical and electrical drawings.
About Our Team
The Advanced and Exploratory Systems Department has responsibility to provide system-level leadership for advanced and exploratory activities across the Nuclear Security Enterprise. The department is currently pursuing numerous laboratory-wide activities to enable a more Agile, Affordable, and Assured Nuclear Weapons Stockpile. These activities include, but are not limited to, developing weapon system architectural designs, exploring system integration options for future missile systems, and developing physical and function demonstration test units for future systems as part of demonstrator programs, providing system context and future technologies needs to internal laboratory-wide research programs, and working alongside the broader Sandia community. In addition, the department is responsible for establishing and building internal and external partnerships with NNSA Federal Program Managers, Air Force program managers, Sandia nuclear weapons component organizations, the Sandia science & technology community, system analysis and strategic collaboration groups, the Kansas City Plant National Security Campus (NSC), and many others. With its sister group in Sandia/NM, this department is responsible for leading the overall direction of Sandia advanced and exploratory engineering efforts as it pertains to our future nuclear weapon deterrence.
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
Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
Flexible schedules, 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
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.