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Electronics Technologist (Experienced)

Sandia National Laboratories


Location:
Livermore, CA
Date:
09/19/2017
2017-09-192017-10-18
Job Code:
658439
Categories:
  • Mechanical Engineering - Applied Mechanics
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Job ID: 658439
Company: Sandia National Laboratories
Location: Livermore, CA
Job Title:Electronics Technologist (Experienced)

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Track and maintain calibration of test equipment.

Help plan and coordinate environment tests. Rework PWAs and build test cables.

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.

Required:



+ Associate's degree in Electronics Engineering Technology (EET) or similar technical field with at least two years' relevant experience;
+ Experience in reading and understanding circuit diagram schematics;
+ Significant Soldering experience with fine pitch surface mount components;
+ Experience in a lab environment working with normal light electronics lab equipment (scopes, DMMs, pulse generators, etc.) to troubleshoot circuit boards and equipment;
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q security clearance.

Desired:

Bachelor's degree in EET; Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Strong interpersonal skills; Independence and strong problem-solving skills; Proficient at general computer skills; Strong organizational skills and attention to details; Experience performing assembly and inspection of Electronic Assemblies; Experience debugging and fixing PWAs; Experience with LabView and/or similar lab software; Experience managing/maintaining a lab; Experience with 3D printers and hand tools.



Organization 8734, Telemetry Systems- along with sister departments 08733, 08735 and 08736- has responsibility for the design, development, and qualification of weapon system instrumentation (or telemetry systems) for use in Joint Test Assemblies (JTAs) for the entire US nuclear arsenal. The JTA program is a cornerstone of the Stockpile Evaluation Program and allows critical assessment of the weapon system, DoD platform, and support personnel performance.

To fulfill its mission responsibilities, organizations 873x employ a diverse and talented group of electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, and technologists. The organizations collaborate with other NW groups within Sandia and across the Nuclear Weapons Complex, including NNSA, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, the production agencies (National Security Center and Pantex), and the DoD. Organizations 0873x are also expected to have significant interactions with other DOE Laboratories and other NNSA entities (beyond the NW Complex), the DoD, and other government 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:


Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) granted Q-level security clearance to start.

Position requires an active Department of Energy (DOE) granted Q-level security clearance or active clearance with another US government agency, e.g., DOD, to be considered for this position.

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



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