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


We seek a Microelectronics/Semiconductor Technologist to be part of a large multidisciplinary team of engineers and technologists working in the microsystems integration department\. The organization performs research, development, and manufacture of various SNL\-fabricated microelectronic components such as application specific integrated circuits \(ASICs\), small scale compound semiconductor integrated circuits, and micro\-electromechanical systems \(MEMS\)\. The internal production processes include activities such as wire bonding, die placement and attach, wafer sawing, wafer washing, inspection, rework, lid sealing, and laser marking\. This work is done using industrial practices to avoid contamination and electrostatic discharge damage\. Some operations involve automated equipment while others are more manual in nature\.

Candidates applying on this requisition may be interviewed and/or hired into Dept\. 5218 or 5218\-1 at Sandia National Laboratories\.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

+ Working in close relationship with department engineers to perform a diverse set of duties that will require multidisciplinary thinking, teamwork, job flexibility, versatility, and continuous learning\.
+ Coordinating shipments with external vendors which includes preparation of purchase orders, kitting materials required for product assembly, inventory management, shipping and receipt inspections, and maintaining quality records\.
+ Performing quality reviews of vendor documentation, interacting with vendors to make corrections, and prepare records for product acceptance\.
+ Developing, optimizing, specifying processes or process steps required for operation of department equipment or execution of the department’s mission\.
+ Inspecting components, subassemblies, and/or assembled microsystems to MIL\-STD and internal specifications\.
+ Operating lab assembly and test equipment\.
+ Working from documentation, written or verbal instructions, schematics, rough sketches, diagrams, layouts, and plans that may require knowledge and practical understanding of electronic theory and principles\.
+ Performing a variety of basic machine and laboratory preventative maintenance duties\.
+ Traveling occasionally to our external vendors to monitor adherence to our requirement\.


+ High school diploma or equivalent plus three or more years of directly related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
+ Experience in at least one of the following activities:

- Working on a manufacturing/production line, working with microelectronics, working in a measurement and test organization


+ Experience working in electronics manufacturing\.
+ Experience developing, optimizing, or documenting machine recipes and operating processes\.
+ Proficiency with electronic part/lot tracking or traveler systems\.
+ Experience setting up computer controlled equipment or components\.
+ Experience using an inventory control system\.
+ Ability to prepare procedures for tool operation\.
+ Experience working with external customers\.
+ Proficiency with Microsoft Office\.

Department Description:

The Microsystems Integration Department at Sandia National Laboratories is responsible for microelectronics packaging activities ranging from Advanced Packaging R&D for microelectronics, MEMS, and RFICs though high\-rigor production packaging delivery for SNL mission applications\. The department is part of the Heterogeneous Integration and RF Microsystems Group within the Microsystems Science and Technology Center at SNL\. The department’s projects are a diversified set of activities that include focused development for most of SNL’s Mission Areas and general research and development for future applications\.

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.