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Electronics Technologist (Early/Mid-Career

Sandia National Laboratories

Livermore, CA
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  • Mechanical Engineering - Applied Mechanics
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Job ID: 656889
Company: Sandia National Laboratories
Location: Livermore, CA
Job Title:Electronics Technologist (Early/Mid-Career


This is a limited term assignment. These assignments are typically for up to a one-year period, with the option to extend for up to six additional years at the manager's discretion.

Develops, builds, modifies, repairs, and maintains a wide variety of electrical and electronic apparatus and equipment, including the entire process of electronic fabrication, packaging, and assembly of micromodules into complex electronic equipment systems.

Develops, builds, modifies, repairs, and maintains electrical and electronic apparatus and equipment, including electronic fabrication, packaging, and assembly of components into complex electronic equipment systems. Fabricates, packages, and tests semiconductors, printed circuit board design and test, circuit or micromodules. Assists in conducting experiments and acquiring data. Analyzes data and recommends modifications to components or test procedures to meet desired specifications.

Typically requires skill in electronics or related technologies, such as mechanics or optics. May require specialized training for the control of radioactive material and wastes. Knowledge and experience with electrical design, installation, testing, repair, and maintenance. Ability to conceptualize and communicate major elements of electrical design, engineering, or maintenance. Ability to prepare and present electrical systems and equipment testing and reporting. Knowledge of the use, distribution, and potential variances and hazards of electrical currents. Ability to read and understand blueprints, drawings, layouts, and other related specifications. Knowledge of Sandia National Laboratories' electricity-related policies, practices, and procedures. Knowledge of requirements and environmental impacts affecting electrical design, engineering, and maintenance. Experience and demonstrated skill in conducting research, investigating alternative solutions, and recommending solutions on problems affecting electronic systems and equipment. Ability to work independently and as well as part of a team.


Technical degree in Electrical Engineering or closely related engineering discipline and general working experience with electrical/electronics assembly including cable harnesses and printed circuit board loading and testing.


? Provide general fabrication support on experimental apparatus using standard machine tools, hand tools, soldering, and test and measurement equipment

? Experience in soldering processes and installation requirements

? Experience working in a customer service support environment

? Experience with design and setup of data acquisition systems and interfacing with measurement equipment

? Experience with design and ordering printed circuit boards

? Experience with electrical test setups

? Demonstrate strong mechanical and electrical aptitude

? Demonstrate problem solving skills

? Detailed oriented with good record keeping skills

? Effective interpersonal and communication skills

? Translate general schematic drawings, parts list and assembly drawings

? Order and manage hardware

? Track calibration of equipment

? Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills

? Experience in machine shop practices

? Maintain the lab and perform equipment maintenance

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:

No clearance required.

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

Sandia will conduct 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

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