1+ months

Apprentice - Electronic Fabrication - GT1

Albuquerque, NM 87102
What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking a Electronic Fabrication Trades Apprentice

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

+ Plan, lay out, fabricate, modify, troubleshoot, repair, test, calibrate, and inspection of a wide range of electronic and electro-mechanical equipment utilizing sound engineering principles in a research and development, and/or complex production environment.

+ You will receive hands on training in soldering, complex cabling and harnessing, magnetics, electromechanical assemblies, rack system and tester fabrication learning and display a high level of proficiency in all areas..

+ As a condition of employment, Metal Trades positions are represented by the Metal Trades Council (MTC) and represented employees must pay the monthly membership dues or agency fee.

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate:

Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious accommodation before commencing employment. The requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually.

Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to HR Solutions at (505) 284-4700.

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.

Qualifications We Require:

Degree Requirements for Acceptance into Electronics Fabrication Apprenticeship:

+ Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Electronics Technology or Electronics Engineering Technology, or Advanced Systems Technology as provided by CNM or equivalent, with an overall of cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater or 4 years relevant work experience.

+ (MUST ATTACH A COPY OF UNNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS WITH RESUME WHEN APPLYING) Your application is not complete until a copy of your unofficial transcripts are uploaded with your resume into the job posting. You can only upload one document, so please scan in both documents (resume and transcripts) as one document.

+ Responsibilities include consulting with requesters on circuitry, package design, and performance requirements as follows:

+ Designing, developing, and preparing electromechanical layouts and drawings using CAD/CAM software and other computer tools.

+ The planning, scheduling and fabrication of special test equipment, wiring, harness and cables, cases and chassis; perform complete mechanical, electrical and functional testing and analysis of completed units.

+ Work involves utilizing all types of electronic test equipment to develop, set up, and perform qualification and evaluation tests on components and systems.

+ Consult and team with other Tradespersons.

+ Collaborate with engineers and serve as a fabrication resource on design and manufacturability issues.

+ Utilize a computerized database to maintain required records.

+ Perform work using industry-standard safety practices. Requirements include completion of a State approved Electronic Fabrication Trades Apprenticeship Program with the apprentice able occupation: Electronic Engineering Technician.

+ Obtain new and maintain current required electronic fabrication process qualifications in order to meet current as well as future business needs.

Qualifications We Desire:

+ Experience with AutoCAD.

+ Good understanding of technical drawings, blue prints and schematics.

+ Knowledgeable of ISO Quality Systems Requirements and IPC-A610 Acceptability of electronic assemblies.

+ Experience working in a Microsoft Windows environment.

+ Hands on electronics fabrication of 3-5 years of experience.

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.

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.


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.

Essential Functions:

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.

Job ID: 681355



  • Engineering
Posted: 2022-02-16 Expires: 2022-06-03

 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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