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Job ID: 659328
Company: Sandia National Laboratories
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Job Title:General Technologist (Mid-Career)


We are seeking a General Technologist to work at electrical, pulsed power and radio frequency simulator facilities that perform testing on weapon systems.

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

+ Coordinate, with org-01354 team, electrical instrumentation for testing at simulator facilities or laboratories including scheduling of calibrations, equipment use, instrumentation storage/charging stations and repairs, placing orders for purchases
+ Participate in test preparations activities, to include working with Sandia building maintenance organizations for scheduling of work and coordination with org-01354 team, laboratories readiness, coordination with all division 01350 facilities/laboratories usage as needed
+ Oversight/awareness of Engineered Safety documentation, complying with ES&H requirements, planning and coordinating daily pre-and post-test activities such as setting up, monitoring, and adjusting equipment and diagnostics in coordination with org-01354 team
+ Interface with org-01354 team for design and fabrication of test hardware, and/or acquiring custom test fixtures
+ Perform tasks necessary to be compliant with safety regulations, which include: high voltage safety, fall prevention, forklift and bridge crane operations, performing work on ladders, and confined space entries


+ High school diploma or equivalent plus three year?s relevant experience
+ Experience working in an engineering technology or a closely related field
+ Experience with machine shop and/or portable power tool equipment
+ Active US DOE L clearance


+ Demonstrated skills working with team members conducting various projects
+ Two-year degree in electrical engineering or a closely related field
+ Experience in use of EM/RF/Radiation testing facilities
+ Experience with common (laboratory) electrical measurement instrumentation, mechanical and/or electrical assembly, test fixture fabrication/assembly
+ Experience in Microsoft Office
+ Experience in troubleshooting and maintaining, common electrical laboratory test instrumentation/meters
+ Experience in developing and implementing Engineered Safety, Work Planning and Controls, and complying with ES&H requirements.
+ Good verbal communication skills

The Electromagnetic (EM) Systems Engineering and Qualification Department (1354) provides analysis, experiments and design guidance to support the development of EM- shielded/protected electronics systems to the effects of non-ionizing EM radiation in conjunction with a variety of electrical test laboratories for weapon systems and components. This includes direct injection of electrical insults into test assets, and use of large volume test facilities that simulate non-ionizing EM field transient-pulsed (EMP) environments including microwave-band pulses, nearby and direct-strike lightning, electrostatic generation and discharge, and broadband continuous-wave (cw) environments. We support the qualification of nuclear weapons in normal, abnormal and elements of hostile and future-threat EM environments (EME). Laboratory facilities include testing within radio frequency (RF) enclosed shield rooms that are humidity and temperature controlled. Full system qualification testing includes use of Sandia's reverberation, anechoic and polarization controlled large test chambers, the Sandia Lightning Simulator, and a threat-level high-altitude EMP simulator configurable to a pulsed or cw environment. Department 1354, works closely with 1352 (EM Theory), 1353 (Electrical Sciences and Experiments), and 1340 (ionizing radiation Effects Sciences & Applications). Our customer based is across the Lab and supports DOD and other government agencies Strategic Partnership Programs (SPP) and Cooperative R&D Agreements (CRADAs). Current programs include the Mk21fuze, W80-4 cruise missile, various delivery system-weapon pairs EME effects, source region EMP simulations for W87 and W78 systems, and weapon systems component/subsystem projects.

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:

*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

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

Position requires an active Department of Energy (DOE) granted L-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 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


This Limited Term Employee (LTE) position is a temporary position for one year term, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to a maximum of seven years.

Individuals in LTE positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.


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