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Electromechanical Technologist (Early/Mid-Career)
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description


We are seeking an Electromechanical Technologist in the Atmospheric Sciences Department\.

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

+ Plan and prepare for the installation, replacement and repair of computer systems, scientific instruments and electronic equipment in the field;
+ Work with personnel at remote sites in the field and via phone/digital communication to diagnose and repair computer systems, scientific instruments and electronic equipment;
+ Provide technical and site\-specific training to local staff at remote sites;
+ Carefully document installation configuration and changes in configuration of remote station computer systems, equipment and instruments;
+ Inventory and maintain databases for tools and spare parts used in computer system, scientific instrument, and electronic equipment installation, replacement and repair;
+ Help diagnose problems and repair meteorological equipment, IR temperature measuring instruments, laser and radar cloud detection systems;
+ Remotely monitor status and functions of systems at remote locations;
+ Build and test instruments and instrument systems at Sandia National Labs in Albuquerque;
+ Provide technical support for research and development activities related to atmospheric sensing and monitoring technology for Department 8863;
+ Maintain and troubleshoot UNIX\-based data acquisition systems;
+ Help develop safety procedures and documentation;
+ Work with engineers, scientists, and technologists at partner institutions on instrument and computer repairs, installation, troubleshooting, and documentation;
+ Independently pursue solutions to technical problems at our North Alaska field observatories with minimal direction;
+ Support field research by investigators from Sandia Labs, partner institutions or visiting researchers;
+ Provide regular written and oral reports on activities\.


+ Technical Associates degree in Electronics Technology or Electrical Engineering;
+ Demonstrated ability to work safely and independently with minimum direct supervision;
+ Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team;
+ Ability to travel 12 to 20 weeks per year to DOE facilities in North Alaska and elsewhere;
+ Minimum 2 years electronic hardware diagnostic and repair experience;
+ Demonstrated experience with data acquisition equipment in a network environment;
+ Computer system, electronic equipment and scientific instrument hardware installation replacement and repair;
+ Ability to produce technical documentation including manuals and guides;
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE L\-level security clearance\.

**Applicant must be willing to work in cold \(down to \-40\*F in winter\), remote field environments\.**

\*\*Selected applicants will be required to pass a Job Placement Assessment before beginning the job to ensure that they can perform the essential physical requirements, with or without accommodations\.\*\*


+ Bachelor's in Electronics Technology or Electrical Engineering;
+ Experienced with serial communications;
+ Demonstrated and verifiable interpersonal and communication skills;
+ Experience with meteorological measurement systems, solar radiation measurement equipment, radar systems, winches, DC motors, hydraulic systems, or fiber optics;
+ Experience with R&D design and prototyping, including proficiency with SolidWorks and 3D printing;
+ Experience operating a mill or lathe, or conducting SMAW or GTAW welding;
+ Experience as a participant in field operations or scientific field campaigns;
+ Experience with instrument systems and automated data collection systems;
+ Arctic, Antarctic or Alpine field experience;
+ Demonstrated experience developing ES&H requirements and documentation for field projects including Engineered Safety;
+ Experience with long\-term atmospheric measurements or climate\-related measurements;
+ Experience with airborne atmospheric measurements from manned or unmanned aircraft, tethered balloons, or free\-flight balloons;
+ Experience with waterborne atmospheric measurements from manned or unmanned marine vessels, submersibles, or wave\-gliders, etc\.;
+ Demonstrated experience working on complex projects with a range of organizations inside and outside Sandia including academic, commercial, state, and federal agencies;
+ Experience with R&D projects including design, prototype construction, and testing;
+ Willingness to learn and apply new skills\.

Department Description:

6913 Atmospheric SciencesThe staff in the Atmospheric Sciences Department at Sandia National Labs have expertise in atmospheric measurements and modeling\. Technical activities cover the spectrum from theory to application, including algorithm development, computer modeling, data inversion, instrumentation and measurement systems development, field demonstration, field campaign execution, and field site management\. Particular expertise exists in the measurement and modeling of atmospheric processes in the Arctic including the use of unmanned aerial vehicles such as small fixed wing and rotary aircraft and tethered balloons, as well as the use and cold hardening of measurement systems such as radar and lidar\. The department serves as a Laboratories resource for atmospheric sensing expertise\.

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 L\-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 L\-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.