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Job Description


We are seeking a Research Technologist to work in our Advance Systems Engineering and Deployment group for developing prototype hardware\.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

+ Work individually or as team to deliver custom fabricated electrical cables and wiring harnesses as specified by our weapon system partners\. To complete the work, it will be necessary to work with common hand tools, soldering irons, and inspection microscopes to fabricate the subassemblies;
+ Use testing equipment and measurement devices to inspect work and ensure a quality, high\-fidelity component\. Coordinate or fabricate housing, boxes, and subassemblies chassis using common shop equipment such as a drill press, mill, laser engravers, and label makers;
+ Fabricate components and assemblies from 2\-D and 3\-D drawings using subtractive \(mills, lathes, laser cutters\) and additive manufacturing \(3\-D polymer printers\) tools;
+ Assist senior members of the work force to assemble systems to meet project milestones and test schedules\.;
+ Execute simple experiment test plans as instructed with minimal oversight and report collected data to principle engineer;
+ Incorporate Engineered Safety documentation, complying with ES&H requirements, planning and coordinating daily pre\-and post\-test activities such as setting up, monitoring, and adjusting equipment and diagnostics for the broader team\.


+ High school diploma or equivalent plus relevant experience;
+ Aptitude and familiarity working with engineering, fabrication, and electronics technology;
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance\.


+ Two\-year degree or higher in STEM related engineering or a closely related field;
+ Relevant experience with common \(laboratory\) electrical measurement instrumentation, mechanical and/or electrical assemblies, test fixture ;fabrication/assembly;
+ Aptitude in troubleshooting and applying common laboratory test instrumentation;
+ Ability to read schematics and drawings \(electrical and mechanical\) for fabrication and testing;
+ Aptitude to assemble circuit boards using precision soldering techniques surface\-mount microelectronic components;
+ Aptitude to operate laser cutters, mill, or a lathe;
+ Proficient with the use of hand and power tools;
+ Adhere and practice engineered safety, work planning and controls, and complying with ES&H requirements;
+ Demonstrated skills working with team members conducting various projects;
+ Good verbal and written communication skills\.

Department Description:

The Advanced Systems Engineering and Deployment Department \(8125\) is responsible for designing, developing, and deploying engineered solutions to fundamental national security challenges in chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threats\. The department is a multi\-disciplinary organization comprised primarily of mechanical, chemical, and electrical engineers engaging in science\-based engineering and component development to support a broad range of research and development activities\. The projects within 8625 often involve teaming with other groups with expertise in molecular biology, synthetic chemistry, radiation physics, and nuclear weapons to develop prototypes and impact how researchers study fundamental phenomena or turn basic scientific understanding into functional capabilities\. Principal sponsors for the efforts led by the department include the Departments of Homeland Security, Defense, and Energy; and various other federal, state and local 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 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:

This position does not currently require a Department of Energy \(DOE\)\-granted security clearance\.

Sandia will conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record checks, and employment and education verifications\. Further, employees in New Mexico must pass a U\.S\. Air Force background screen for access to the work site\. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause access to be denied or terminated, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\.

If hired without a clearance, and one subsequently becomes required or you bid on positions that require a DOE\-granted security clearance, a pre\-processing background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation\. Applicants for DOE\-granted security clearances must be U\.S\. citizens and be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate DOE security clearance as required for the position\.

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.