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Custodian Learn & Earn - Gr1 LTE

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 689237

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What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking a Gr1 LTE Custodian Learn & Earn

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

  • Maintain in clean and orderly condition any designated laboratory, shop, or office area including restrooms

  • Requires continuous standing and walking, frequent exertion of 6 to 20 lbs. and occasional exertion of 21 to 60 pounds

  • Perform general cleaning operations in and near any designated laboratory, shop, or office

  • Empty waste receptacles and sand urns into collection bins, and clean floor areas by sweeping, dusting damp mopping, and buffing

  • Perform other janitorial duties such as dusting window sills and moldings; cleaning stairs, glass doors, and panels; vacuuming and removing spots from carpets; wet mopping and buffing halls and lobbies; cleaning and disinfecting drinking fountains; and washing soiled areas of partitions, doors, and walls.

  • As conditions require, wax and polish floor areas where it is not necessary to move heavy furniture and equipment

  • Collect recycling paper and deposit in designated areas.

  • Maintain restrooms in a clean and orderly condition by mopping floors; vacuuming carpets, drapes, windowsills, and other surfaces’ washing basins, doors, partitions, and soiled areas of walls; clean furniture, mirrors, windows, venetian blinds, and similar items; and cleaning and disinfecting fixtures.

  • Clean and fill soap, paper, and other dispensing equipment; prepare lists of needed janitorial supplies and stock supplies in designated areas; and perform associated duties as assigned including maintaining walkways at building approaches by removing snow and ice; applying deicer, picking up paper and other debris; and cleaning away accumulated sand, gravel and mud.

  • As a condition of employment, Metal Trades positions are represented by the Metal Trades Council (MTC) and represented employees must pay the monthly membership dues or agency fee.

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:

  • Position requires performance of Operating System One (OS1) Team Cleaning Methods

  • Dailies duties require physical repetitive exertion and the ability to walk, crouch, stoop, reach, carry, and lift for long periods of time utilizing equipment assigned for the task. Daily assignments include dusting, mopping, vacuuming, emptying trash, and cleaning restrooms.

  • Equipment and supplied include, but are not limited to; notepad, keys, gloves, 32-55 gallon wheeled trash barrels, apron baddy containing cleaning supplies, distribution tray, trigger spray bottles, dust cloth, wooly duster, towels, putty knife, Pac cutter, vacuum backpack, vacuum, mop and buffer.

  • Position requires exposure to elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises. Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require the following basic safety precautions.

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Completion of an OS1 Boot Camp Training

  • Completion of SDS (Safety Data Sheet) and GHS (Globally Harmonized System Training)

  • Completion of Bloodborne Pathogen Training

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 L-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 the 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.

Position Information:

This is a temporary position. Limited Term Employees (LTE) are hired for up to three (3) years to fill the Laboratories' temporary staffing needs.

Qualifications We Require:

Required Testing:Applicants must meet the minimum pre-requisites to be scheduled for testing. The applicant will be contacted and scheduled for the next available test date. All applicants must be prepared to test upon application submittal. Once successful testing has been completed, the hiring manager will be notified. Full consideration will not be given to applicants that have not met all of the pre-requisites including testing. Interviews will not be scheduled until the applicant has successfully test-qualified and has been selected by the manager as a top applicant. Passing the test does not guarantee an interview or a selection.If the applicant is not able to schedule testing within the time constraints of the position posting, selection timelines, and the available test dates, they will not be considered for the position. It is imperative that applicants are immediately available for testing in order to provide the best opportunities.

Job ID: 689237

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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.