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Engineering Support Technologist (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM 87102

Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Do you want to join a dynamic team that helps tackle some of the most challenging issues facing our nations security?

You could be the detailed technologist we are looking for to support the design, fabrication, assembly, testing and experimentation of mechanical systems in the optical diagnostics laboratories and the aerosciences facilities. You will have an active role to collaborate with a team of engineers and technologists leading test programs from initial design through data acquisition. Breadth of activities will include the design & fabrication or repair of test hardware, set up and maintenance of laser and optical diagnostics as well as installation & maintenance of pressure and vacuum systems.

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

+ Design and set-up experimental equipment and conduct tests
+ Design, fabricate and construct mechanical components & fixturing for testing
+ Maintain and operate laser systems, setup and align optics, and align and operate scientific-grade CCD and CMOS camera systems
+ Assist with general maintenance and refurbishing of the infrastructure supporting the facilities as well as operation and troubleshooting of associated instrumentation and digital data acquisition systems.


+ Associate degree in an engineering, science, or technical field, or high school diploma plus 4 years of mechanical and/or electrical work experience
+ Experience in machining and metal fabrication, including mills and lathes
+ Experience or education in mechanical design and assembly using Solidworks/Computer Aided Design tools
+ The ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-clearance


+ Bachelors degree in an engineering/science/technical field
+ Strong verbal and written communications skills and an ability to interact well with fellow technical workers with diverse technical backgrounds
+ Ability to work independently and effectively in a close team environment
+ Commitment to operational safety, security and quality
+ Experience in laboratory test setup, test execution and test documentation
+ Demonstrated experience with test equipment such as lasers, data acquisition equipment, data analysis, x-ray systems, cameras & lighting systems and/or various instrumentation.
+ Experience with vacuum systems, pressure systems as well as low- and high-voltage power systems and/or electrical control systems
+ Experience coordinating with machine shops
+ Experience with Sandia ES&H documentation processes, including familiarity with WP&C processes.
+ Working knowledge of Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
+ Active DOE Q clearance

Department Description:

The Diagnostic Science and Engineering Department (01512) develops and applies diagnostics for engineering sciences applications. We develop the expertise needed to adapt measurement techniques to challenging environments and understand the additional uncertainty which may be introduced. For model validation, we work in tandem with modelers to design optimum experiments. We assist data users in interpreting and understanding experimental results. Finally, we apply our expertise to understand the limitations of any diagnostic and the experimental uncertainty of the resulting data. The department is engaged in experimental activities in fluid mechanics, multiphase and reactive flows, rheology, shock science, and the thermal, chemical and mechanical characterization of materials, including polymeric and energetic materials. Our efforts are focused on (1) development and application of advanced diagnostics, (2) conduct of fundamental experiments to unravel unresolved phenomenology and to characterize material properties and material response, (3) design and performance of validation experiments supporting the Center's code development efforts, and (4) experimental support for weapon qualification/certification. The department has responsibility for the operation of thermal/fluids laboratories, pilot-scale multiphase flow test-beds, full-field measurement of material response and material characterization (DIC), and rheological characterization facilities.

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:

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 Statement:

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.


Posted: 2019-11-01 Expires: 2019-12-01

 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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