RD Laboratory Technologist - Thin Films and Coatings (Mid Career/Onsite)

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, USA

Job posting number: #7195068 (Ref:Sa692125)

Posted: November 18, 2023

Job Description

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. What Your Job Will Be Like: Are you a creative and detail-oriented person with a passion for applying your skills to meet national security needs? If so, you would be perfect to join our thin films team. Our team develops a wide variety of custom solutions to meet national security mission needs, including developing tribologic, reactive, and ALD ultraconformal thin films and coatings. If selected for this role, you will become an integral part of the packaging and thin films team, with direct impact to our national security mission. On any given day, you may be called on to: + Support staff in safely operating and maintaining thin film deposition systems in support of prototyping and production activities + Analyze data and document results and work activities + Prepare substrates, characterize samples utilizing a variety of techniques (optical, electrical, surface roughness, stress, etc.), and troubleshoot vacuum systems + Deposit custom thin films using PVD, CVD, and ALD systems Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite Qualifications We Require: + Associates or bachelor’s degree in relevant science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) field or equivalent combination of education and/or relevant work experience + Experience working in a laboratory and maintaining documentation + Able to acquire and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance Qualifications We Desire: + Creative thinking and technical problem solving + Experience with technical communication and documentation + Good interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills + Experience preparing, cleaning, and characterizing thin film samples + Experience with thin films depositions and microfabrication processes + Experience with CAD design, especially AutoCad or SolidWorks + Experience operating, trouble shooting, maintaining, and repairing vacuum systems + Experience programming in Matlab and LabView About Our Team: The Packaging and Thin Films Department 1835 specializes in two areas: (1) advanced packaging of electrical, MEMS-based, and optical components, and (2) developing custom thin films for microelectronic, optoelectronic, and tribological applications. The packaging and thin films team develops custom coatings, prototypes, fixtures, and proof-of concept devices to meet a wide variety of national security mission needs. We have advanced packaging and assembly capabilities that include precision wire bonding of integrated circuits, laser machining, and hermetic sealing, which are used to prototype complex integrated electronics assemblies. Our team also has a wide variety of sputter, evaporative, chemical vapor deposition, and atomic layer deposition systems that are used to probe fundamental materials science in order to develop novel thin films and coatings for tribological, optoelectronic, MEMS, and microelectronic applications. Our team is committed to ensuring a nurturing environment compatible with a broad group of people and perspectives in accordance with the changing makeup of the workforce. In support of this vision, our center actively recruits applicants from diverse groups of backgrounds and fosters an inclusive community.Join us and work towards your goals while making a difference! Posting Duration: 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. 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: 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. NNSA Requirements for MedPEDs: If you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs. If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date. Position Information: This Limited Term Employee (LTE) position is a temporary position for one year term, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to a maximum of seven years. Individuals in LTE positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance. Job ID: 692125

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

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