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Full time
Job Category:
R& D, Electrical Engineer (Early/Mid-Career)
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description


A position is open for an Engineer who will support the Electrical Lab Project at Sandia National Laboratories Primary Standards Lab \(PSL\)\. This position requires technical aptitude and experience in metrology spanning a broad range of measurement areas, systems and equipment, methods, and procedures\. The ability to work in a team environment and to provide engineering oversight to solve measurement issues for the Lab and for customers is critical\. The responsibilities include development, deployment and maintenance of high accuracy electrical measurement systems, analyzing and reducing measurement data, developing effective calibration procedures, conducting complex measurements and calibrations, and programming of computer controlled test equipment\. The selected individual will be expected to perform quality reviews of calibrations performed in the Lab and calibration procedures developed by others\. This is a unique opportunity to become part of a dynamic organization with broad impact across NNSA, SNL, and WFO programs\.


+ Advanced technical degree in Engineering, Physics or the Physical Sciences
+ Experience in metrology and/or making complex, precise measurements\.
+ Experience developing or troubleshooting equipment at the component or system level\.
+ Experience programming computer controlled equipment\.


+ Experience in developing methods, processes, technical work documents and procedures\.
+ Familiarity with system level operation of electrical measuring equipment including one or more of the following: multifunction calibrators, network analyzers, power meters, long scale digital multi\-meters, instrumentation amplifiers, oscilloscopes, electrometers or other measurement equipment
+ Demonstrated technical knowledge and experience of multiple disciplines to include some combination of the following: electronics; electricity; physics; electromagnetics; microwave theory; statistics; complex circuit schematics; bridge, ratiometric, and potentiometric measurement techniques; computerized systems; and system integration\.
+ MS or PHD degree in Electrical Engineering with evidence of strong academic performance\.
+ At least one year of experience performing electrical measurements, calibrations, and certifications\.
+ Experience working within a rigorous quality system \(such as ISO 17025 or Z540\) in an accredited standards lab environment\.
+ Experience programming with MetCal\.
+ Experience with measurement uncertainty, propagation of error, and error budgets\.
+ Excellent teaming, interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills\.
+ Self\-motivated and willing to work on a diverse range of projects in a fast\-paced environment\.

Department Description:

Department 9142 provides calibration support of Sandia customer assets and working standards used to identify product attributes and test system calibrations; including support of customer owned assets at the customer site and support for SNL research and production organizations\. Department 9142 maintains a wide variety of measurement expertise and consults on technical problems, calibrates reference standards and assists in technical oversight of the DOE/NNSA Nuclear Weapons Complex contractor standards laboratories\.

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.