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.
What Your Job Will Be Like
Organization 0598, Directed Energy Applications, is actively seeking an experienced Engineering Support Technologist to support RF and High-Power Microwave R&D systems!
On any given day, you may be called on to:
- Measure and characterize RF and High-Power Microwave (HPM) effects on components, subsystems, and systems
- Design, build, troubleshoot, operate and maintain complex RF and HPM test and/or diagnostic systems
- Design, fabricate, and modify prototype electromechanical systems and experimental electronic circuitry
- Prepare engineering analyses, reports, drawings, and documentation
Qualifications We Require
- Bachelor’s degree in a STEM or directly related discipline; or Associates degree in a STEM or directly related discipline, plus four years of directly related experience; or eight years of directly related experience.
- At least 4 years’ experience with set up, operation and maintenance of RF and HPM systems and diagnostics and maintenance/operation of high-voltage, pulsed power systems across a variety of circuit topologies.
- At least 4 years’ experience building electrical circuits from schematics and performing circuit layout, prototyping, and wiring.
- At least 4 years’ experience with the use of hand and machine tools to modify or fabricate prototype hardware.
- Ability to obtain and maintain a required US DOE Q -level security clearance
Qualifications We Desire
- Current DOE L or Q clearance or transferrable DOD Secret clearance
- At least 4 years’ experience determining laboratory equipment requirements, set up equipment, perform tests/experiments, collect data, and generate test documentation for laboratory experiments.
- At least 4 years’ experience with electrical assembly and operation of high-voltage, pulsed power systems.
- At least 2 years’ experience with SolidWorks, SolidWorks Sim, LabVIEW, MATLAB, and/or Mathcad.
- At least 2 years’ experience with operating and maintaining Class 3b/4 lasers and an associated optics and diagnostics.
- At least 2 years’ experience with wide band-gap semiconductor devices and/or photoconductive semiconductor switches (PCSSs), particularly for pulsed-power applications.
- At least 2 years’ experience with logistics, packing, loading, and transport of test equipment.
- At least 2 years’ experience with vacuum/pressure system schematics, components, component specification, and assembly and installation of pressure systems.
- At least 2 years’ experience with forklift and crane operation and safe rigging practices.
- Demonstrated ability to work alone and in a team environment.
- Demonstrated skills at writing and presenting design and test information using Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).
About Our Team
The Directed Energy Applications Department (05498) is part of the Directed Energy Enterprise that also includes the Directed Energy Missions Department (05497) and the Directed Energy Assessments Department (05499). Areas of interest for this enterprise include high-power electromagnetic systems, compact pulsed power systems, radio frequency sources and antennas, electronic effects phenomena, photoconductive semiconductor switches, compact tunable laser sources, laser-induced plasmas, and laser imaging and diagnostics. The Directed Energy Applications Department executes research and development for applications of directed energy technologies and associated sources, sensors, and components. Work environments range from laboratory work in state-of-the-art facilities to field work at local and remote test sites. Work products range from studies and analyses to delivery of beyond-state-of-the-art prototype hardware to support our customer base and move Directed Energy technologies to the warfighter.
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*
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.