Sandia National Laboratories Computer Aided Design and Drafting Technologist (Early/Mid-Career) in Albuquerque, New Mexico


We are seeking a Computer Aided Design and Drafting Technologist to support the Product Definition Tools and Resources department. The CAD technologists in this department work mainly in the Parts Library verification/modernization area and support the ND design community and assisting programs/other customers with their designs to ensure they meet mission standards.

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

  • Mentor less-experienced staff and provide guidance in CAD related technical areas.
  • Support engineering and design staff to answer and/or resolve PTC CAD application matters.
  • Support PDMLink/Creo integration matters in regards to expertise, trouble shooting, and issue resolution.
  • Test, configure, and deploy PTC CAD applications and associated libraries.


  • Associate's degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology or other relevant discipline
  • Experience using Creo (Pro/ENGINEER) solid-modeling application software


  • Four years relevant experience related to an engineering or scientific environment.
  • Proven interpersonal skills, both oral and written within a technical setting.
  • Experience in applying fundamental design principles that relate to product design and manufacturing.
  • Experience in working with system, subsystem, or component design to support a major project or program.
  • Experience in manufacturing and/or inspection, as it applies to product drawing definition and module design.
  • Experience in applying Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) to engineering drawings.
  • Experience using Windchill PDMLink and other configuration management tools.
  • Established proven track record of demonstrating initiative and obtaining results.
  • Owning a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Products.
  • Active DOE Q-Level Security Clearance

Department Description:

The Product Definition Tools and Resources organization delivers common configuration management tools and resources that demonstrate industry standard methodologies, modern applications, and NW-specific requirements and standard methodologies to assure consistent and high-quality engineering product definition to Sandia design/engineering staff. This department also provides Sandia's largest 3D printing capability in polymers.

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 Q-level security clearance.

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 Q-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:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national original, disability, or veteran status.