R&D Electromechanical Technologist-Flight Vehicles And Ground Support Systems (Experienced)

Sandia Corporation Albuquerque , NM 87101

Posted 4 days ago

What Your Job Will Be Like

Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Do you want to join a dynamic team that solves significant issues and challenges for our nation's security?

We are seeking an experienced Electromechanical Technologist to support custom ground equipment, and flight vehicle test and integration. You will need to support the fabrication, assembly, and installation of avionics and ground support hardware through the test and integration process. You must have the ability to assemble and maintain portable rack-based equipment systems that may contain sensitive hardware like computers and power supplies. You will also need to be adept with basic hand tools and demonstrate the ability to assemble and fabricate to written or verbal instructions. You should have familiarity with the use of handheld and computer-based data acquisitions systems to assess the fidelity of flight avionics, support equipment, and missile hardware in support of prototype development flight testing. You will need an understanding of the core explosives safety principals and mitigations. Experience with avionics subsystems is highly desired, however advanced experience/training with other vehicle systems may also be considered. Vehicle systems may include; low voltage power, telemetry and communications, capacitive firing systems, navigation, guidance, control systems, flight safety systems, etc. You may need to travel to support program interactions, system integration activities and flight testing at remote test facilities.

Qualifications We Require

  • You have an Associate degree (or higher) in Electromechanical Technology (or similar); or demonstrated 4 years of experience in lieu of the degree

  • Your background contains experience with Electronic Equipment, Common tools, Avionics or Other Vehicle Systems Testing and Diagnostics

  • Your experience includes integration, troubleshooting, and testing of complex assemblies

  • Your skillset includes experience with data acquisitions systems to include assembly and test execution

  • You possess experience with Design Definition, Configuration Management, Requirements development and tracking

  • You have experience with computer systems and common software tools, proficiency with MS Office, and an understanding of DC instrumentation and controls for low voltage systems

  • You have at least a DOE L clearance, or DOD equivalent

Qualifications We Desire

Ideally, your background would also include:

  • Project Execution Experience

  • Electronic Systems Testing and Troubleshooting Experience

  • Mechanical Assembly and Integration

  • RF Systems Experience

  • Ground Support Systems Development and Use

  • Cable design

  • Flight Systems Experience

  • Proven experience working in a Team Environment

  • Familiarity with National Electrical Code (Sandia NRTL)

  • Explosive Training and Certification

  • Forklift/Crane Operation

  • Experience with Computer Networking

About Our Team

We lead and support programs associated with the development of our Nation's needs in the areas of Missile Defense, Strike and Responsive Launch. The work enables development of Missile Defense Systems, Conventional Prompt Strike Systems, R&D Rocket Systems as well as Responsive Low Earth Orbit Launch Vehicles. We assume responsibility for the design, development and demonstration of various missile and launch vehicle systems by applying individual technologies and combining them into system level solutions that meet the needs of the customer. The work is dynamic and involves extensive interaction within Sandia National Laboratories as well as outside agencies.

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 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

  • These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level 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 must 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, disability, or veteran status.

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R&D Electromechanical Technologist-Flight Vehicles And Ground Support Systems (Experienced)

Sandia Corporation