Electromechanical Technologist - W93/Mk7 (Experienced) - Onsite

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, USA

Job posting number: #7237832 (Ref:Sa693224)

Posted: April 21, 2024

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:

We are seeking a driven Electromechanical Technologist to join our W93/Mk7 team!

Our growing team is multidimensional, and we work closely with our partner organizations with the goal of designing, developing, and qualifying the W93 system. You will support the W93 Systems team to assist with build and test activities to evaluate the maturing system design. You will be asked to support a variety of tasks to develop, establish, and maintain test equipment, drawings, and procedures for the program, in addition to supporting the assembly activities for test units and execution of physical tests - all while ensuring the work is done safely and securely.

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

  • Work independently or with other technologists to support engineering staff
  • Collaborate with engineers and other technologists to develop, assemble, disassemble, and test hardware for WR and JTA systems
  • Fabricate test fixtures and hardware assemblies as needed
  • Work with engineering documentation, reports, and drawings
  • Manage hardware fabrication activities through internal partners and external vendors
  • Maintain hardware inventory within building 809 and corporate storage
  • Manage calibration of lab equipment
  • Obtain and maintain required training for handling hazardous and radioactive materials
  • Tester and Testing:
  • Support the planning, execution, and analysis of evaluation and qualification experiments
  • Develop/design/procure test-specific equipment
  • Maintain and operate test equipment and hardware
  • Assist in the development of Work Planning and Controls (WP&Cs) for testing

Due to the nature of work, successful candidate must be able to work onsite.

Qualifications We Require:

  • High school diploma plus three or more years of directly related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience in electronics or electrical work including atleast one of the following:
  • setup of equipment and/or tests
  • electrical testing of components or systems
  • running a complex series of tests as prescribed in test plans
  • Active DOE Q or equivalent security clearance and ability to obtain and maintain a Sigma 15 security clearance which may require a polygraph

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Associates degree in engineering technology or other stem field
  • Familiarity with National Instruments (NI), LabVIEW, MATLAB, Python or and/or scripting in general
  • Experience with test hardware calibration, data acquisition, and data processing
  • Familiarity with drawing and schematic development
  • Familiarity with electrical lab equipment (oscilloscopes, waveform generators, power supplies, meters)
  • Hands on experience with hand tools
  • Experience with facility operations, to include defining safety basis, operation of equipment (cranes, forklift, lasers, and pressure), and proper control of hazardous materials (chemical, explosive, and radioactive)
  • Classified Material Handling knowledge
  • Radiological worker training
  • Ability to modify cables and circuit boards and update documentation
  • Familiarity with working with electrostatic discharge (ESD) sensitive hardware and equipment

About Our Team:

The W93 System Integration Department has System-Level responsibility over the W93 Weapon Program. In addition, the department is responsible for establishing and building internal and external partnerships with NNSA Federal Program Managers, the US Navy, Sandia nuclear weapons component organizations, the Sandia science & technology community, the Kansas City Plant National Security Campus (NSC) and UK Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE), and many others.

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:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q security clearance to start, or equivalent active security clearance with another U.S. government agency (e.g., DOD). Sandia is required by DOE directive 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 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.


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.

Job ID: 693224

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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