23 days old

Microelectronic/Semiconductor Technologist (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM 87102

We are seeking a Microelectronics/Semiconductor Technologist to support semiconductor device testing, assembly and laboratory operations. You will assume a key role within our high performing optoelectronics team, working closely with compound semiconductor device scientists and engineers on lasers, integrated photonics, infrared devices, and novel sensors.

On any given day, you will be asked to:

+ Develop, build, modify, repair, and maintain a wide variety of electronic, and optical test hardware
+ Use, troubleshoot and maintain semiconductor fabrication and packaging equipment such as ovens, dicing saws, wirebonders, flip-chip bonders, 3-D printers, cryogenic and vacuum systems.
+ Perform data acquisition and analysis using electronic, probe, and fiber/free-space optical setups.
+ Understand and execute designs from schematics, wiring diagrams, drawings, and related specifications.
+ Machine custom fixtures using equipment such as a mill and lathe.
+ Build and maintain laboratory infrastructure such as pressure systems, temperature systems, and instrument shelving and wiring.
+ Assemble and package custom micro-devices using pick and place, wire-bonding, flip-chip bonding, and epoxy.
+ Maintain and write operating manuals, ES&H protocols, calibration records, and inventories for equipment, chemicals, and lasers.


+ Associates degree in a science or Engineering field or 3 years of relevant experience.
+ Experience testing semiconductor devices.
+ Familiarity with laboratory test equipment and measurement techniques.
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE security clearance.


Ideally, we would like to see your background include some of the following:

+ Associate's degree or Bachelor's degree preferred.
+ 5 or more years relevant experience.
+ Familiarity with optical test equipment/setups and measurement techniques.
+ Familiarity with circuit board layout and assembly
+ Experience coding or using test automation software such as Matlab, Python, C#, or Lab-View.
+ Semiconductor fabrication, clean-room, or assembly experience.
+ Previous machining experience
+ Use or understanding of mask/reticle design software
+ Active security clearance

Department Description:

The III-V Optoelectronics Department develops compound semiconductor devices, photonics, and microsystems for national security applications including high-performance computing, communications, renewable energy, sensing and imaging. As part of Sandia's Microsystems Science, Technology and Components Center, we research, design, fabricate, prototype, test and deliver novel RF and photonics devices, including lasers, photonic integrated circuits, and sensors. We focus on R&D of high performance technology platforms and customized microsystems.

We leverage state-of-the-art materials and fabrication capabilities within the Microsystems Engineering Sciences and Applications (MESA) cleanroom complex to serve a broad mix of internal and external customers. Core capabilities include:

+ Optical, optoelectronic and electronic modeling and simulation
+ Epitaxial design, materials growth (MOCVD/MBE) and materials characterization
+ Design, microfabrication and testing of III-V photonic devices, RF devices and photonic integrated circuits
+ Heterogeneous microsystem integration and prototyping
+ High-speed and harsh-environment optoelectronics, and device reliability

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, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.


Posted: 2019-12-26 Expires: 2020-01-25

 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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Microelectronic/Semiconductor Technologist (Experienced)

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Albuquerque, NM 87102

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