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Construction Pipefitter & Mech Work

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 689280

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What Your Job Will Be Like:

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

  • Perform construction work to support project activities such as pipefitting, mechanical, sheetmetal or plumbing on new buildings and build outs.

  • Obtain and analyze job information, blueprints, and drawings to lay out, demo, construct, modify, overhaul, renovate, repair, and erect all types of facility structures.

  • Perform teardown and reconstruction of interior facility spaces based on engineering drawings, sketches, work plans, standards, specifications, and building codes.

  • Perform initial testing and startup/commissioning of systems in support of turnover to operations.

  • Tools and PPE will be provided by Sandia National Laboratory.

  • As a condition of employment, Metal Trades positions are represented by the Metal Trades Council (MTC) and represented employees must pay the monthly

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.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Commercial Plumbing and/or pipefitting.

  • State issued Plumbing/Mechanical/Sheet Metal license, refrigeration license, or four years’ experience commercial Plumbing and/or pipefitting.

  • Ability to obtain and retain Journeyman licenses.

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain an active DOE Q-level security Clearance.

Qualifications We Desire:

  • State issued Journeyman, Pipefitter, Water, Mechanical or Sheetmetal License.

  • OSHA-10 hour (or higher)

  • Broad commercial construction experience

  • Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)

  • Ability to understand and implement engineering standards and specifications

  • Ability or trained to use the tools of the trade for the skilled position

  • Understand work hazards, safety practices, operating configurations, and policies and procedures

  • Strong communication skills and ability to interact with all levels of staff and management

  • This position may require obtaining a CDL

    Demonstrated ability to:

  • Work effectively with a wide range of personnel and personalities

  • “Carry through” to completion complex action items

  • Excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills

  • Demonstrated willingness to challenge an individual’s position in a collaborative way

  • Self-motivated individual that can work both independently as well as have demonstrated the ability to work effectively in team environment

  • Perform work using industry standard safety practices such as: proper use and inspection of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

About Our Team:

The 4750 Construction Service Team is being stood up to provide a more agile option to performing construction work at Sandia. We will establish core construction capabilities that will provide general construction, mechanical, electrical and plumbing capabilities. The initial scope of work will be to start with small projects and as the capability builds, we will increase the complexity of the work.

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.

Essential Functions:

Selected applicants will be required to pass a Job Placement Assessment before beginning the job to ensure that they can perform the essential physical requirements, with or without accommodations.

Job ID: 689280

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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

Sandia invites you to review the Equal Employment Opportunity posters which include EEO is the Law, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

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.