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Electrical Engineer/Hi Rel Component Engineer (Mixed Signal) - Experienced

Albuquerque, NM 87102
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This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the posting date. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.


The Hi-Rel Commercial Technologies Department is seeking a Component Engineer (CE) as part of a team responsible for delivery of thousands of electronic parts. These electronic piece parts are critical to ensuring the success of the nations defense and must be qualified to meet the demanding performance specifications and reliability requirements of customer applications. We have the need for an individual who has a solid understanding of radiation effects on electronic devices. Join us if you have a passion for solving interesting and highly consequential problems.

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

+ Lead research efforts for emerging technologies or other special topics.
+ Lead projects that have multi-functional team members and impact how the department interacts with customers and partners such as NSC.
+ Serve as the subject matter expert for a family of electronic products and be highly knowledgeable with the performance of the parts in a variety of environments/conditions.
+ Work with diverse next level assembly design teams to learn about weapon systems through their many major components (MCs). Excellence in the CE role includes preventing issues by having an intimate knowledge of the supply chain for their commodity.
+ Collaborate with customers and our production agency partners. Depending on the specific commodity, you may need expertise in state-of-the-art capacitors, resistors, analog and digital integrated circuits, diodes, filters, etc.


+ Bachelors in Electrical, Electronic, Computer or Materials Engineering, Physics or other relevant engineering or scientific field plus five (5) years of related experience;

- or Masters plus one (1) year experience;
- or PhD in any of above fields
+ Experience with electronic components including selection, qualification, and testing.
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance


+ Demonstrated experience performing technical problem solving related to electrical components
+ Familiarity with military standards, JEDEC standards, etc.,
+ Knowledge of reliability assessment methods, including accelerated life testing
+ Knowledge of semiconductor device physics
+ Knowledge of failure mechanisms of capacitors, resistors, diodes, and semiconductor devices
+ Experience with radiation effects in microelectronics and semiconductors
+ Experience with component electrical test methods and equipment
+ Knowledge of supply chain management to ensure high quality and avoid counterfeit parts
+ Active DOE Q clearance

Department Description:

The Hi-Rel Commercial Technologies Department (2641) and the Hi-Rel Program and Integration Department (2642) are responsible for identification, characterization and qualification of commercial electronic components used in high reliability applications. The departments provide supplier and component information, hardware, test and reliability information, and surveillance of these components, to our system/subsystem design customers and to our Production Agency partners. Our core competency includes supply chain assurance, assessing component compatibility with manufacturing processes, and test process development to determine the suitability of commercial electronic components for high consequence products. We perform research to identify and assess new technologies.

Our departments are on the leading edge of the product realization process. We are responsible for ensuring thousands of electronics parts will meet stringent performance and reliability requirements. This requires the highest levels of understanding of:

+ How the parts will function within their intended circuits
+ Emerging technology capabilities and failure modes
+ Suppliers and their relevant risks (technical, security, delivery, etc.)
+ How to test a wide range of products

We invest in our people, our lab and test capability, and our Information Technology and project control tools.

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:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

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 DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.



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 World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

National security is our business. We apply science to help detect, repel, defeat, or mitigate threats.

For more than 60 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation's most challenging security issues.

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