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R&D Laser/Optical 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 Laser/Optical Technologist we are looking for to develop and mature modular pulsed power components and systems and characterizing materials relevant to pulsed power. The initial focus will be on laser triggered gas switching technologies, laser induced heating of materials under vacuum, laser induced plasmas, optical diagnostics, along with opportunities to support additional pulsed power efforts.

Are you ready for your next challenge? Join our team and achieve your dreams while making a difference.


+ High school diploma or equivalent
+ Three years of experience, to include one or more of the following:

- Laser and optical system design, alignment, and operation
- Preparation and use of optical fibers and related hardware
+ Experience configuring diagnostics and data acquisition systems for use with lasers, electro-optics, imaging, or pulsed power component and system tests
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q Security Clearance


+ Experience in storing, managing, and analyzing acquired data
+ Experience maintaining and operating data acquisition systems
+ Experience with vacuum systems
+ Experience placing machining orders for custom parts in small lots
+ Experience maintaining and operating safety interlock systems
+ Experience machining and fabricating small, simple parts

Department Description:

The Advanced Pulsed Power Technologies develops and deploys pulsed power components for particle beam and z-pinch accelerators and intense pulsed electron beams for a variety of purposes. Sandia leads an extensive national team of government, industry, and University participants to apply the best technical capabilities to these important defense problems.

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: 2019-11-05 Expires: 2019-12-05

 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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R&D Laser/Optical Technologist (Experienced)

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Albuquerque, NM 87102

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