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R& D Laboratory Support Technologist - Power Sources Design & Development (Early/Mid Career)
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description


An Engineering Support Technologist is needed to support the growing lithium ion and lithium primary battery projects in Department 2545\. This department provides engineering design and development support to the Power Sources Technology Group \(PSTG\)\. The Power Sources Technology Group provides cradle to grave research, engineering design/development and production of power sources used for NNSA, DoD, DOE, NASA and commercial applications\. Our products are based on several different battery chemistries including both lithium primary and secondary cells\. Battery management systems are required to efficiently and safely operate lithium\-ion batteries and the ability to design and test these are becoming an increasingly important part of our work\. These systems are used to continuously monitor cell performance and to ensure safe operation\. The electronics design is unusually challenging because of the need to integrate with batteries, which have physical responses that are difficult to simulate\.

The individual selected will be a member of Product Realization Teams \(PRTs\) producing, testing and delivering power source products in a dynamic environment\. This assignment would include setting\-up and conducting experiments; preparing, modifying, assembling test equipment; evaluating materials and supporting the assembly of prototype hardware or test articles\. Other activities include helping in the analysis and interpretation of test data, and performing literature searches\. The successful candidate will be expected to work effectively in a team environment as well as being able to work independently while meeting goals and deliverables\. Training and mentoring will be provided\.


99. Associate’s degree in an engineering or science discipline; or equivalent combination of education and work experience\.
99. Previous experience working safely in lab environment\.
99. Able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level secuirty clearance\.


99. Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or science discipline\.
99. Experience working with and testing batteries, in particular lithium primary and secondary batteries\.
99. Previous experience working in accordance with Sandia ES&H policies\.
99. Experience in the assembly and testing of battery management systems or other electronic systems/sub\-systems\.
99. Basic understanding of typical lab instrumentation along with electrical and mechanical trouble\-shooting skills\.
99. Demonstrated strong problem solving skills\.
99. Evidence of strong written and communication skills\.
99. Active DOE security clearance\.

Department Description:

Department 2545, Power Sources Design and Development is part of the integrated Power Sources Technology Group\. The Power Source organization provide cradle to grave R&D, engineering, and production of power sources including thermal batteries, thermoelectrics, and lithium primary and secondary cell batteries, as well as research into many other new power source technologies\. Power source technology is a growing need area both within the NW SMU and in the Energy, Climate and Infrastructure Security \(ECIS\) SMU\. While the primary customer of the Power Sources and Metrology Group is NNSA, both business areas are growing a customer base including DoD, NASA, other DOE offices, and commercial entities\.

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 withamazingimpact 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,strongmedical 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 \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance\.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications\. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance, which requires U\.S\. citizenship\.

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 the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\.

EEO Statement:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT

About Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin company, for the U.S. Department of Energy. With main facilities in Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA, Sandia has major R&D responsibilities in national security, energy and environmental technologies, and economic competitiveness.