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Engineering Support Technologist (Early/Mid-Career)

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 dedicated and hardworking Engineering Support Technologist to work in our Advance and Exploratory Systems Department (8641) for developing prototype hardware.

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

+ Work individually or as team to deliver custom-fabricated electrical cables and wiring harnesses as
+ specified by our weapon system partners.
+ Use testing equipment and measurement devices to inspect work and ensure a quality, high-fidelity
+ component.
+ Fabricate components and assemblies from 2-D and 3-D drawings using subtractive (mills, lathes, laser
+ cutters) and additive manufacturing (3-D polymer printers) tools.
+ Assist senior members of the workforce to assemble systems to meet project milestones and test
+ schedules.
+ Incorporate ES&H requirements into planning and coordinating of activities such as setting up, monitoring,
+ and adjusting equipment and diagnostics.


+ High school diploma (or equivalent);
+ Aptitude and familiarity working with engineering, fabrication, and electronics technology;
+ Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance.


+ Two-year degree or higher in STEM-related engineering or a closely-related field;
+ Relevant experience with common electrical measurement instrumentation, test fixtures, and
+ electromechanical assembly fabrication;
+ Aptitude in troubleshooting and applying common laboratory test instrumentation;
+ Ability to read schematics and drawings (electrical and mechanical) for fabrication and testing;
+ Aptitude to assemble circuit boards using precision soldering techniques;
+ Aptitude to operate laser cutters, mill, or a lathe;
+ Adhere and practice engineered safety, work planning and controls, and aligning with ES&H requirements;
+ Demonstrated skills working with team members conducting various projects;
+ Good verbal and written communication skills.

Department Description:

The Advanced and Exploratory Systems Department has responsibility to provide system-level leadership for advanced and exploratory activities across the Nuclear Security Enterprise. The department is currently pursuing numerous laboratory-wide activities to enable a more Agile, Affordable, and Assured Nuclear Weapons Stockpile. These activities include, but are not limited to, developing weapon system architectural designs, exploring system integration options for future missile systems, and developing physical and function demonstration test units for future systems as part of demonstrator programs, providing system context and future technologies needs to internal laboratory-wide research programs, and partnering with the broader Sandia community. In addition, the department is responsible for establishing and building internal and external partnerships with NNSA Federal Program Managers, Air Force program managers, Sandia nuclear weapons component organizations, the Sandia science & technology community, system analysis and strategic partnering groups, the Kansas City Plant National Security Campus (NSC), and many others. With its sister group in Sandia/NM, this department is responsible for the leading the overall direction of Sandia advanced and exploratory engineering efforts as it pertains to our future nuclear weapon deterrence.

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.



  • Engineering
Posted: 2020-11-19 Expires: 2020-12-20

 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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