The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
19 days old
2018-06-282018-07-29

R&D, Electronics Engineer (Early/Mid-Career)

Livermore, CA
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The Engine Combustion Research Department has an opening for a R&D electro\-optical engineer to join our world\-class research team\.

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

+ Design and implementation of electronic circuits and programming of desktop and embedded applications using common tools and languages \(e\.g\. SPICE, EAGLE, Matlab, Labview, Python, C\+\+, VHDL, Verilog\);
+ Design and implementation of complex laboratory experimental apparatus, using optical ray\-tracing software \(e\.g\. Zemax OpticStudio\) to optimize performance;
+ Developing and evaluating custom non\-linear optical devices to provide high\-power, tunable UV radiation for planar fluorescent imaging applications;
+ Design and development of telemetry systems to transmit data from moving internal IC engine components;
+ Design, development and evaluation of custom, high\-powered pulsed LED assemblies capable of 10 ns pulses at MHz repetition rates;
+ Experience enabling effective mentoring of electro\-optical technologist, and assisting as needed, in:
+ Instrumenting optically accessible engines and high\-pressure devices with conventional transducers \(thermocouples, pressure transducers, etc\.\);
+ Setting\-up, operating, and maintaining commercial and custom\-built scientific laser systems, including high\-power pulsed Nd:YAG lasers, optical parametric oscillators \(OPOs\) and non\-linear frequency conversion optics, pulsed dye lasers, CW ion lasers, and solid\-state lasers;
+ Developing enhancements and modifications to commercial laser systems to improve their ability to meet stringent optical characteristics and perform servicing and maintenance of the systems;
+ Design, component procurement, and assembly of custom electronic devices in compliance with standards employed by Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories \(NRTL\);
+ Development of electronic interfaces to synchronize lasers and other imaging or measurement devices with each other and with the engine;
+ Use of electronic and/or optical test instruments;
+ Use of CAD software for panel layout, electronic circuit and printed circuit\-board design, or mechanical component design;
+ Supporting resident and visiting researchers and coordinating research support activities with peers, facilities and maintenance personnel, and external suppliers;
+ Assisting with laboratory operations, including tracking department property, complying with all environmental and safety requirements, and developing required documentation\.

__ _Selected applicants will be required to pass a Job Placement Assessment before beginning the job to ensure that they can perform the essential physical requirements, with or without accommodations\._

Required:

+ Advanced degree in Engineering or the Physical Sciences; or a Bachelor's degree with a minimum of five years additional relevant work experience;
+ Demonstrated understanding of laser physics, optics, and electronics\.

Desired:

Skills supporting any of the potential job responsibilities identified above

Department Description:

The mission of Sandia/California's Engine Combustion Research Department is to develop the science base needed by industry to build and optimize a new generation of advanced, high\-efficiency, clean internal\-combustion \(IC\) engines that use both conventional and alternative fuels\. The department is part of Sandia's Combustion Research Facility \(CRF\), where ~100 scientists, engineers, and technologists conduct basic and applied research to improve our nation's ability to use and control combustion processes efficiently and cleanly\. The CRF offers a challenging and stimulating work environment that addresses today's most critical energy and environmental issues, as well as opportunities for personal, professional, and technical growth\.

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:

This position does not currently require a Department of Energy \(DOE\)\-granted security clearance\.

Sandia will conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record checks, and employment and education verifications\. Further, employees in New Mexico must pass a U\.S\. Air Force background screen for access to the work site\. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause access to be denied or terminated, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\.

If hired without a clearance, and one subsequently becomes required or you bid on positions that require a DOE\-granted security clearance, a pre\-processing background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation\. Applicants for DOE\-granted security clearances must be U\.S\. citizens and be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate DOE security clearance as required for the position\.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national original, disability, or veteran status\.

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