Computer Science: Computer Design and Engineering, Engineering and Technology: Electrical, Engineering and Technology: Electronics
4 Year Degree
We are seeking a R&D S&E, Electrical Engineering
The Hi-Rel Commercial Technologies Department (02641) has immediate openings for engineers or scientists to become Component Engineers (CE) as part of a team responsible for delivery of thousands of electronic parts. These electronic piece parts are critical to ensuring the success of the nation’s defense and must be qualified to meet the demanding performance specifications and reliability requirements of customer applications. We have the need for individuals who have a deep working knowledge of radiation effects on electronic devices. Join us if you have a passion for solving interesting and highly consequential problems.
On any given day, you will be called on to:
Serve as the subject matter expert for a family of electronic products and be highly knowledgeable with the performance of the parts in a variety of environments/conditions.
Work with a variety of next level assembly design teams to learn about weapon systems through their many major components (MCs). Excellence in the CE role includes preventing issues by having an intimate knowledge of the supply chain for their commodity.
Collaborate with customers and our production agency partners. Depending on the specific commodity, you may need expertise in state-of-the-art capacitors, resistors, analog and digital integrated circuits, diodes, filters, etc.
The Hi-Rel Commercial Technologies Department (2641) and the Hi-Rel Program and Integration Department (2642) are responsible for identification, characterization and qualification of commercial electronic components used in high reliability applications. The departments provide supplier and component information, hardware, test and reliability information, and surveillance of these components, to our system/subsystem design customers and to our Production Agency partners. Our core competency includes supply chain assurance, assessing component compatibility with manufacturing processes, and test process development to determine the suitability of commercial electronic components for high consequence products. We perform research to identify and assess new technologies.
Our departments are on the leading edge of the product realization process. We are responsible for ensuring thousands of electronics parts will meet stringent performance and reliability requirements. This requires the highest levels of understanding of:
How the parts will function within their intended circuits
Emerging technology capabilities and failure modes
Suppliers and their relevant risks (technical, security, delivery, etc.)
How to test a wide range of products
We invest in our people, our lab and test capability, and our Information Technology and project control tools.
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
Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
Flexible schedules, 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.
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.
Bachelor’s, Master's or PhD degree in Electrical, Electronic or Computer Engineering, Materials Engineering, Physics or other relevant engineering or scientific discipline. Associates degree in electronics related field and 4 years of directly applicable experience in component engineering will be considered.
Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE clearance
Experience with electronic components including selection, qualification, and testing.
Demonstrated experience performing technical problem solving related to electrical components
Familiarity with military standards, JEDEC standards, etc.,
Knowledge of reliability assessment methods including accelerated life testing
Knowledge of semiconductor device physics
Knowledge of failure mechanisms of capacitors, resistors, diodes, and semiconductor devices
Experience with radiation effects in microelectronics and semiconductors
Familiarity with component electrical test methods and equipment
Knowledge of supply chain management to ensure high quality and avoid counterfeit parts
Active DOE Q-Level 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.
Internal Number: 671707
About Sandia National Laboratories
Sandia National Laboratories is the nation's premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation with major facilities in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Livermore, California. We are a world-class team of scientists, engineers, technologists, post docs, and visiting researchers all focused on cutting-edge technology, ranging from homeland defense, global security, biotechnology, and environmental preservation to energy and combustion research, computer security, and nuclear defense. To learn more, please visit our website at www.sandia.gov. We are searching for a Manager for the Semiconductor Device Sciences Department for the Albuquerque facility. Must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Security Clearance.
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