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Sandia National Laboratories Electromechanical Technologist (Experienced) in Albuquerque, New Mexico


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.


Are you passionate about your work and want to join a dynamic design and development team? You could be the exceptional Electromechanical Technologist (Electromechanical Technology SE) we are seeking to support our neutron generator design team. We are seeking an experienced and qualified candidate to contribute to the advanced design, development, and sustainment of ferroelectric neutron generators.

You will be asked to work on a high-performance design and development team to perform fabrication of test assemblies, to build prototypes, and to realize novel designs that have improved performance and better manufacturability. You will use a variety of hand tools, power tools, machining equipment, and benchtop electronic equipment to assemble devices to demonstrate new design concepts, to modify components for unique testing scenarios, and to develop fixtures to be used in mechanical, electrical, thermal, or radiation environments. You will engage in project efforts that are highly collaborative and team oriented in nature while working directly with staff members, technologists, and production operators across the center. On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Perform assembly, machining, modification, inspection, laser marking, welding, brazing, of prototypes and coordinate additional processing, such as encapsulation and flame spray.

  • Perform complex electro-mechanical component assembly in a clean (contamination controlled) environment.

  • Support the production floor through the knowledge transfer of fabrication methods, the implementation of mistake-proof processes, and the reworking of high-valued components

  • Build and assemble test fixtures for large scale tests that examine the effects of shock, vibration, thermal, and radiation environments.

  • Handle classified components appropriately, adhering to movement requirements, and following all security protocols.

  • Work safely with radiation containing components, following all policies and procedures regarding movement and modification.

  • Coordinate and track the pedigree of multiple experimental test units, record data electronically, and process information on unclassified and classified networks.

Good verbal and written communication and documentation skills are needed. Our department has a strong dedication to Lean Six Sigma continuous improvement and high rigor with respect to ES&H and Security.


  • High school diploma plus three or more years of directly related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Demonstrated experience with fabrication and assembly of hardware for research and development.

  • Demonstrated use and operation of hand and power tools, as well as electronics test equipment.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a national security clearance.


  • 2 years of experience at Sandia National Laboratories or another national laboratory.

  • Creative problem solver that is pragmatic and comfortable with managing ambiguity. A willingness to learn and continuously improve.

  • Experience with machining, complex assembly, or joining technologies (solder, braze, weld, bond)

  • Demonstrated experience with fixture design and development

  • A strong understanding of mechanical schematics, experience with CAD, and familiarity with GD&T.

  • An ability to collect, organize, and assemble data for further analysis.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, and experience with creating and maintaining safety & security documentation

  • Ability to collaborate with team members of diverse backgrounds for mutual mission success

  • Currently hold a DOE Q-level security clearance

    Department Description:

The FENG and Tube Lifecycle Engineering Department (7584) is responsible for the design and development of Neutron Tubes (NTs) and Ferroelectric Neutron Generators (FENGs) for War Reserve, Laboratory, and Field Test applications of Nuclear Weapons. Within the department resides expertise in nuclear engineering, chemical engineering, materials science, chemistry, and electrical engineering. These diverse areas work together to innovate and mature technology in the areas of NT and NG physical and electrical design, NT and NG modeling/simulation, active ceramic and insulative ceramic materials. We also work closely with the explosive’s component organization and the local NG production agency. Team members are responsible for assessing the health and performance of the current Nuclear Stockpile and contributing to the Annual Assessment Report for the Nuclear Stockpile. We provide stewardship of our designs and products from delivery to the stockpile through disposal at end of life. By working together our department is flexible and resourceful, allowing us to contribute to our nation ’s need for a reliable deterrent.

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*

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  • 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.

EEO Statement:

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.