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Electronics Technologist (Experienced)

Livermore, CA 94550
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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.


We are seeking a driven Electronics Technologist to join our diverse and growing Functional Electrical Test team for the W80-4 Warhead Modernization Program! Are you a sharp technologist who can handle a wide variety of roles and responsibilities in a collaborative work environment? Are you energized by the thought of contributing towards a new program in a National R&D Laboratory? Are you passionate about your work and want to utilize state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Do you enjoy participating in a dynamic team that solves significant issues for our nation's security? In this exciting role you will be performing a variety of tasks including functional electrical test activities in support of W80-4 system development and qualification at the system and subassembly levels. You will support electrical functional testing using newly designed custom fabricated tester equipment. In addition, you'll collaborate with engineers who are responsible for W80-4 requirements, design, assembly, and qualification. This position also involves participating in both laboratory and field testing operations which requires travel.

On any given day, depending on your specialization and interests, your responsibilities may include a few or all of the following tasks:

+ Executing tests
+ Executing tester development and maintenance
+ Participating in fabrication, procurement and assembly
+ Conducting troubleshooting
+ Conducting data analysis
+ Preparing reports


+ High school diploma plus three or more years of directly relevant experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance.
+ Ability to travel up to 25% to support functional electrical testing and program needs.
+ Satisfactory completion of a Job Placement Assessment (JPA) which measures your ability to meet the physical demands of the job with or without accommodation


+ Associate's degree in an engineering/electrical field of study.
+ Active DOE Q-level security clearance.
+ Experience with nuclear weapon design, development, qualification, or production.
+ Experience in assembly, integration, test, and troubleshooting of mechanical and electromechanical assemblies at the system and component levels.
+ Experience working with classified and hazardous materials/hardware.
+ Experience with sensors, instrumentation, and data acquisition equipment.
+ Experience with electrical circuits and diagrams.
+ Experience with programming (LabVIEW, etc.).
+ Experience working in laboratory and field environments.
+ Proficiency with computer hardware and software.
+ Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

Department Description:

The W80-4 Qualification department is one of several departments leading the system level activities for the W80-4 Life Extension Program (LEP) program at Sandia National Laboratories. We're currently in the Development Engineering phase of the program. The W80-4 systems team consists of integrated departments in NM and CA that plan, coordinate, and execute the Sandia National Laboratories design, development, and qualification activities associated with the W80-4 LEP within Sandia and with external partners and customers. The W80-4 System Qualification Department leads the planning and execution of W80-4 system qualification, hardware management and assembly, Pantex production plant integration, and various other system level responsibilities. We also lead these efforts working with a variety partners both within and external to Sandia.

Organization 8264 is part of the California team leading the W80-4 LEP. This department is responsible for the W80-4 Hardware Management & Assembly operations in CA, and for developing and maintaining the Electrical Functional Test and Environmental Testing capabilities in the SNL/CA site. This department is also responsible for managing building 942.

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 with amazing impact 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 work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)

• Generous vacations, strong medical 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.



  • Engineering
Posted: 2021-03-16 Expires: 2021-05-20

 World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

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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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