1+ months

Electronics/Network Technologist (Experienced) -Tonopah Test Range

Albuquerque, NM 87102

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.

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.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

What Your Job Will Be Like

We seek an electronics/communications/network technician to join a multidisciplinary team that is designing and developing advanced components, subsystems, and systems for national defense programs, homeland security, and non-defense applications. These engineering teams employ state-of-the-art technologies, including software tools for design, analysis, modeling, and simulation.

You will work with a dynamic group of field test support personnel to ensure the successful completion of the Laboratories flight test mission. Members of this team are responsible to the Range Manager for activities that maintain the Range’s suite of instrumentation in a test ready status. All team members are expected to assume numerous roles and be willing to learn the principles of operation of telemetry, radars, optics, and communications systems. Each member is trained and qualified to perform an operational role during test activities. Assisting in the development of the future Range systems is integral in the responsibilities of each team member. Each team member is responsible for following established range processes and procedures to ensure that all compliance requirements regarding the operation, facilities and infrastructure are met with quality. Incorporation of all corporate safety and work planning processes are inherent in this activity.

Are you passionate about your work? If so, join a dynamic team that modernizes our Nation’s most critical weapon systems to ensure strategic deterrence for America! We are seeking an electronics technologist to work at the Tonopah Test Range, NV. Applicants must have the ability and willingness to work/stay at a remote site location for 3-4 days per week and work independently and as well as part of a team. Must be capable of and demonstrate behaviors that reflect Sandia's core values.

Note: This position is located at the Tonopah Test Range (TTR), near Tonopah, NV. Transportation is provided to TTR from Tonopah or Las Vegas.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

The TTR Infrastructure/Communications/Network project team is seeking an experienced electronics technologist with specialization in one or more of the following fields: network administration, systems administration, telecommunications, and/or IT support. The qualified applicant will have demonstratable knowledge and familiarity with various technologies, as well as the desire to learn others including, Copper/fiber infrastructure, LAN/WAN Networking, analog/digital/VoIP telecommunications, wireless/RF communications, and desktop support in a mixed OS environment. Qualified applicants will be expected to: troubleshoot discrete component technology without the aid of schematics, integrate new technology with existing systems, develop procedures and documentation, and be able to set-up and calibrate equipment. An understanding of PC-based control and data acquisition systems is desired.

On any given day you may be called upon:

+ To serve as an electronics/communications/network technician and have responsibilities in more than one functional area including: electronics, telecommunications, instrumentation, and network infrastructure.

+ To install, operate, and maintain a wide range of data, voice, and video systems essential to conducting live flight and ground tests.

+ To maintain, support, and troubleshoot a wide variety of TCP/IP-based data acquisition, transmission, and storage systems, as well as PC-based systems and associated peripherals.

+ To perform systems analysis, monitor relevant system health metrics, perform diagnostic troubleshooting, and lead repair/recovery efforts.

+ To interface with new and existing customers to understand and implement operational requirements and to tailor the systems and configurations to support mission requirements.

Qualifications We Require:

+ High school diploma minimum as well as technical education in the Electrical, Electronics, Computer Science, Information Technology, or other relevant field of study or:

+ Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered in lieu of some education credentials but is not guaranteed.

+ Demonstrated experience with OSI Model Layers 1-4 technologies. This should include experience with various architectures (e.g. low-level electrical signals, RF communications, wired networks, etc.) and operating systems, including all aspects of installation, testing/troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance of associated IT and communications infrastructure and equipment.

+ Minimum four (4) years of directly relevant and verifiable hands-on experience with integrated and networked communications, data, network (wired and RF-based), and/or voice communications systems.

+ Ability to obtain a DOE Q-level security clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

+ Associates degree in relevant field.

+ Experience with OSI Model Layer 1-7 technologies.

+ Certified Fiber Optic Technician (CFOT) Certification; Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Certification, or applicable networking certifications.

+ Verifiable technical education/training in Electronics, Computer and/or communications systems, Information Technology, or other relevant fields of study.

+ Ability to conceptualize and communicate major elements of network/communication system design as well as the ability to read and understand blueprints, drawings, layouts, and other related specifications.

+ Ability to research and investigate alternative solutions, and recommending solutions on problems affecting electronic, networking, computing, or other systems and equipment.

+ Ability to prepare systems or equipment to performance tests and generate reports.

+ Remote/austere field working environment experience.

+ Proficiency with bash/batch scripting.

About Our Team:

Department 7235 is charged with the operation of the Tonopah Test Range. The Range team is responsible for planning and executing the Flight Test portion of the Stockpile Surveillance program. Additionally, a requirement exists to plan and execute tests in support of other Federal Agencies.

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.

Job ID: 682880



  • Engineering
Posted: 2022-04-21 Expires: 2022-07-08

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