The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
17 days old

R&D Laboratory Support Technologist - Vibration/Acoustics (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM
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The Vibration/Acoustics Simulation department is seeking a Lab Support Technologist to support vibration, HALT/HASS, and acoustic experiments and research activities for small and large test articles\.

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

+ Support the development and execution of work instructions to ensure units under test are exposed to the correct environments

+ Handle units that may contain explosive, radiological, and/or other hazardous materials

+ Independently set up and conduct high channel count, high\-quality experiments

+ Independently execute low to high hazard experiments and testing

+ Ensure implementation of and adherence to work planning and control processes to assure safe, secure, and high\-quality operations

+ Lead the team in identification and implementation of technical and operational laboratory improvements associated with testing including progressing continuous process improvement initiatives to improve test quality and efficiency

+ Perform additional duties including stewardship of experimental equipment, ES&H documentation, and management of equipment calibration, and training of new technologists

+ Troubleshoot and maintain mechanical and electrical systems shaker tables and large amplifiers


+ Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, or equivalent experience

+ Experience with laboratory test setup, test execution, and maintaining facilities and test equipment

+ Experience with high consequence/rigor safety operations, such as working with units containing explosives, radioactive materials, and/or electrical energy

+ Ability to obtain and maintain DoE Q/Sigma clearance


+ Experience with Sandia's ES&H documentation processes, including familiarity with WP&C processes

+ Experience maintaining calibrated equipment

+ Experience with vibration shakers, amplifiers, thermal conditioning chambers, data acquisition equipment, data analysis systems, and various types of calibrated equipment

+ Experience implementing and executing Work Instructions and/or technical work documents

+ Experience with documentation configuration management

+ Experience with basic vibration and acoustic environmental simulation techniques

+ Mechanical design experience

+ Ability to interpret, organize, and document experimental results

+ Commitment to operational safety, security and quality

+ Excellent personal interaction skills with management and technologists

+ Ability to work independently and effectively in a close team environment

+ Excellent written and verbal communication skills

+ Green belt training and/or Lean Six Sigma experience

+ Current, active DOE L or Q clearance

Department Description:

The Vibration and Acoustics Simulation Department conducts vibration, acoustic, and mass properties environment testing to simulate normal, hostile, and abnormal environments in support of fundamental research, model validation, development, qualification, and acceptance for nuclear weapons, satellites, national missile defense, and other applications\.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nations 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


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Albuquerque, NM

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