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Computer Aided Design Technologist (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 687533

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Posting Duration:

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.

NNSA Requirements for MedPEDs:

If you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs.

If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

The Product Definition Tools and Resources department is seeking a Computer Aided Design and Drafting Technologist to support the Nuclear Deterrence MCAD Library validation / modernization Program in an effort to meet mission standards.

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

  • Validate/maintain CAD-based military grade and commercial library hardware

  • Validate/maintain library product structure

  • Develop/maintain library processes

  • Create library objects per manufacturers specifications

  • Validate/maintain auxiliary library objects

Qualifications We Require:

  • Associates degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology or other relevant field; or high school diploma plus four years of experience

  • Experience using Creo (Pro/ENGINEER) solid modeling application software or equivalent

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q level security clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

  • 10+ years of MCAD Design Experience

  • Experience using CREO Parametric CAD Software

  • Knowledge of GD&T and ECAD

  • PDMLink Experience

  • 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 applying Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) to engineering drawings.

  • Experience interpreting numerous types of specifications

  • Experience using Windchill PDMLink and other configuration management tools.

  • Proven track record of demonstrating initiative and obtaining results.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Products.

  • Active DOE Q-Level Security Clearance

About Our Team:

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 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*

World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at:*These benefits vary by job classification.

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.


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.

Job ID: 687533

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  • Worklife Balance
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Exceptional 401K Savings Plan
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Wellness Programs
  • On-site Amenities
  • Vacation Buy Plan
  • Telecommuting Arrangements*

*with management approval

Life in New Mexico

  • Affordable housing, reasonable cost of living
  • Minimal traffic congestion compared to larger cities
  • Outdoor recreation - Ski, snowboard, hike, etc.
  • Experience rich culture and history
  • International Balloon Fiesta
  • Green chile – NM Cuisine
  • Museums, Parks, Sports

Learn more about Life in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Sandia is a drug-free workplace. As a national laboratory funded by a U.S. government agency, we are subject to federal laws regarding illegal drug use. Illegal use of a controlled substance, including marijuana even in places where it does not violate state law, may impact your ability to obtain and/or maintain a Department of Energy security clearance, and may result in the withdrawal of an employment offer or termination of employment.

Sandia is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodation in its application process for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you have difficulty using our online system due to a disability and need special assistance or accommodation, please send an email with your request to the Job Accommodation Specialist in (NM) . Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.