Sandia National Laboratories Computer Aided Design and Drafting Technologist (Experienced) in Albuquerque, New Mexico


We are seeking a Computer Aided Design and Drafting Technologist. If you are committed to a high-quality environment passionate about making valuable contributions to a meaningful program, we urge you to apply!

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

  • Initiate, design, develop, execute, and evaluate new processes, products, or systems for implementing and integrating engineering solutions.
  • Produce designs, models, and product definition of complex circuits.
  • Resolve product requirements based on user needs.
  • Plan, lay out, draw, and revise detailed part, assembly, and installation engineering drawings from basic layouts, established references, and standard data in a field of specialization.
  • Complete details of major layout drawings prepared by others in accordance with standard engineering drafting practices.
  • Use CAD application software to develop electrical design concepts.


  • 10 years of relevant electrical experience
  • Experience using computer aided design (CAD) software


  • Understanding of manufacturing methods for electrical hardware
  • Demonstrated experience using Mentor Graphics Expedition tool suite
  • Understanding of configuration management principles
  • Motivated team member who readily accepts and completes tasks in a timely fashion.
  • Demonstrated communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Understanding of Design for Manufacturing principles
  • Demonstrated successful teamwork with excellent communication skills
  • Consistent record of demonstrating initiative and getting results
  • Strong interest in product design and development
  • Active US DOE Q security clearance

Department Description:

Electrical Design Department (2999) is responsible for providing knowledgeable and capable resources to develop and create ECAD product definition for Nuclear Weapons (NW) and Work for Others (WFO) programs. The department's unique capabilities include design capture and physical layout of Printed Circuit Boards for both the analog and digital regimes, multi-chip modules using Low Temperature Co-Fired Ceramic Technology (LTCC), Flex and Rigid Flex Cables and Printed Circuit Boards; and, interacting with vendors to procure quick turn prototype circuit boards.

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 origin, disability, or veteran status.


This Limited Term Employee (LTE) position is a temporary position for one year term, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to a maximum of seven years.

Individuals in LTE positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.