11 days old

R&D Electrical Engineer (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM

A position exists for a highly motivated, self\-starting individual to join the satellite electronics component engineering team\. The person selected will support project managers and design engineers in the selection, screening, qualification, and procurement of high reliability electronic components for satellite payloads\. Specifically, component engineers are responsible for the investigation and qualification of new electronic components for space flight and other high reliability systems; component supplier process evaluations and surveys; development of component specifications; technical support of component procurements; and analysis of failed components\. We seek candidates who wish to develop a deeper technical understanding of the physics of electronic components\. Component engineers use the Oracle Manufacturing application to plan component requirements and procurement for major systems to ensure the quality, radiation hardness, and compatibility\. Candidates must be aware of the declining market for military electronic components and be able to develop new processes to qualify components for satellite applications\.


1\) An advanced degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or related field or equivalent background/experience in electronics technology\.

2\) Demonstrated flexibility and agility in problem solving\.

3\) A strong desire to fully understand electronic components, particularly with respect to the challenges of space flight \(vibration, acceleration, radiation environments, etc\.\)

4\) A strong customer and teamwork orientation the successful candidate must integrate into the other thrust areas of the department: production and manufacturing\.

5\) Willingness to undertake a wide variety of assignments including R&D projects\.


1\) Familiar with industry and military standards for high\-reliability electronic components in a space environment\.

2\) A willingness to drive the general technical understanding of current and future electronics components to deeper levels, facilitating qualification of new technologies for flight applications\.

3\) Component engineering or component testing experience\.

4\) Experience solving parts obsolescence issues\.

5\) Experience developing new suppliers\.

6\) Knowledgeable of counterfeit parts mitigation strategies\.

7\) Knowledge of pre\-cap internal visual inspections of hermetically sealed components\.

Department Description:

Department 6787s mission in the Monitoring Systems and Technology Center is to provide component procurement, qualification and fabrication of electronic assemblies\. Department personnel interface with design and project engineers throughout the Center and are responsible for turning conceptual existing designs into production space\-qualified hardware\.

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:

Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance\.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications\. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance, which requires U\.S\. citizenship\.

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 the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\.

EEO Statement:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT


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