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R&D Electromechanical Technologist - JTOT Training Device Development (Experienced)

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:

Do you want to be part of an exciting, dynamic, and highly technical team of specialists? We are seeking a dedicated and hardworking Electromechanical Technologist to join us in the important work being done in the Arming and Firing Systems department!

The successful candidate will support our operations by playing a vital role in the development and fielding of training devices to support the Stabilization and Joint Technical Operations Team (JTOT) render safe mission.

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

+ Perform hands-on fabrication of devices used in training exercises

+ Support nationwide field training activities and maintenance of equipment and laboratory capabilities

+ Perform thorough implementation of work planning and control processes to ensure safe, secure, and high-quality operations

+ Be responsible for assuring effectiveness of existing processes with respect to safety, quality, cost, and schedule

+ This position will be required to travel 25% of the time

Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite.

Qualifications We Require:

+ Associate’s degree in mechanical or electrical technology or 4 years of relevant experience

+ Experience with high consequence safety operations, such as explosive, high voltage, and radioactive related processes

+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

+ Active DOE Q clearance or equivalent

+ Field test experience

+ Machine tool experience

+ Proven experience with electrical/mechanical fabrication

+ Experience with test equipment, such as digital multi-meters, oscilloscopes, soldering, and population of circuit boards

+ Knowledge of high voltage fireset theory

+ Ability to draw and interpret basic electronic circuit schematics

+ Experience and comfortability teaching electronics and/or working with customers

+ Knowledge of microcontroller programming (e.g. Arduino/Raspberry Pi)

+ Experience 3D Rapid Prototyping and troubleshooting 3D Printing Machines

+ Able to work autonomously

+ Experience collaborating with external vendors

+ Ability to draw and interpret basic electronic circuit schematics

+ Law Enforcement Bomb Squad or Military EOD experience

About Our Team:

The Arming and Firing Systems Department, 6635, serves the nation's need for innovation, research, design, development, maintenance and testing of arming and firing (A&F) systems. The department provides innovative design and development of specialized firing systems and associated electro-mechanical devices, provides specialized training including IED/IND/WMD render-safe, disable, and responder technologies, also provides arming and firing systems and training for nuclear and non-nuclear response forces. In doing so, we collaborate with multiple Sandia departments to ensure continued innovation and success to serve customers from DOE/NNSA, DoD, DOJ, DHS, and other government agencies via IHNS, DSA, and NW SMUs.

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: 683000



  • Engineering
Posted: 2022-05-04 Expires: 2022-06-03

 World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

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