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Power Sources Technologist (Entry/Mid-Career)
Category: Aerospace, Manufacturing
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Job code: lhw-e0-88399674

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  Job posted:   Tue Apr 17, 2018
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Power Sources Technologist (Entry/Mid-Career)

We have a position for an R&D, Electromechanical Technologist.

A typical day in this dynamic team environment could involve engineering and experiment set-up/planning, execution of experiments, analyzing data, CAD design work, troubleshooting equipment, designing and building pressure systems, designing and building experimental capabilities, documenting work, and interfacing with engineers and management on projects.


+ Associates or higher degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) degree; or H.S. diploma with equivalent years of relevant experience;
+ Experience in pressure systems and associated safety documentation;
+ Experience in designing, building, and validating laboratory test capabilities;
+ Expereince in mechanical design CAD programming;
+ Current DOE L- or Q-level security clearance and the ability to obtain and maintain a Q-level security clearance.


+ Background or experience in electronic and/or mechanical systems;
+ Familiarity with battery and other power source technologies; principles, and operating characteristics;
+ Experience in laboratory operations (e.g. maintenance/ownership);
+ Demonstrated ability to perform complex, hazardous operations safely;
+ Experience writing test plans and short data reports would be useful;
+ An ability to work in a team environment with staff, technologists, and support personnel;
+ Teaming must be combined with an ability to take broad direction and implement technical activities without detailed guidance or oversight;
+ A successful candidate must demonstrate excellent communication skills and a commitment to safety and safe work practices.

Department Description:

The Power Sources Research and Development Department develops primary and rechargeable lithium batteries, hybrid power sources, and double layer capacitors for our customers in the DOE, the military, industry, and other Sandia organizations.The Department endeavors to build on a leadership position in developing lithium batteries for energy and defense applications.In collaboration with others, we develop new power source concepts and materials leading to component development for specific applications.Our battery safety research and abuse testing laboratories are state-of-the-art and help us understand battery failures and lead our engineering efforts to produce abuse tolerant systems for nuclear weapons and other defense and consumer applications that include electric and hybrid-electric vehicles and utility grid energy storage. To accomplish these missions, Department personnel perform applied research, engineering design, hardware development, cell prototyping and fabrication, safety evaluation, and testing.Our personnel also partner with industrial battery manufacturers and other government agencies to develop prototype and final battery hardware. Technology transfer through CRADAs and other industrial collaborations is actively pursued

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 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:

*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE)-granted L-level security clearance to start.

Position requires an active Department of Energy (DOE) granted L-level security clearance or active clearance with another US government agency, e.g., DOD, to be considered for this position.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment drug testing, and a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE L-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship.

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 the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT

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