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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.


We are seeking an Electromechanical Technologist to assist with our current efforts to transform into a best-in-class training center for our Sponsors. We operate out of a remote explosives test site in Coyote Test Field. Our success is driven by our passion and dedication to serving our customers, Sandia and the nation.

This position will require travel to support current and future efforts. Other opportunities may be available, including teaching associated with travel.

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

  • Use technical training, skills and abilities to design, fabricate, and test electrical/mechanical components, systems, and sub-assemblies, as well as, assist with system integration into full assemblies.

  • Safely work with low voltage and high-voltage capacitive discharge unit components, hardware and systems.

  • Safely use welding, mechanical machinery and power tools to fabricate mechanical designs.

  • Read and understand design specifications or information and drawings.

  • Communicate and coordinate with Sandia purchasing professionals to procure electrical/mechanical parts and other equipment from outside suppliers.

  • Support specialized training activities to include the use of hazardous materials such as, but not limited to, high-voltage, radiological material and explosive handling. Due to the myriad of hazardous operations conducted by the department, the successful candidate may be required to obtain a number of training qualifications and must be familiar with the rules curtailing all of them.

  • Maintain Facilities, work areas and office in a professional and safe atmosphere for the team and its customers.

  • Complete documentation necessary to support work (user’s manuals, operational procedures, etc).

  • Continuously strive to improve quality and safety processes


  • Associates degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering; or equivalent experience (4 years directly related experience or higher level degree)

  • Knowledgeable about electrical/electronic design, testing, trouble-shooting and fabrication processes and techniques.

  • Knowledgeable about microprocessor programming, such as Arduino programming.

  • Knowledgeable about mechanical tools and fabrication processes and techniques

  • Comfortable using computers to create training device related documentation. Writing should be clear, concise and effective.

  • Willingness to obtain a PCard to procure necessary electrical and mechanical components or hardware

  • Willingness to work at a remote test site, often working outdoors in an un- air controlled and hot or cold environment

  • Currently holds an active DOE Q clearance and willingness to obtain additional clearances


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering

  • Welding Technology Associates degree or welding certification and/or related experience

  • Experienced with SNL corporate Engineered Safety principles and practices and Work Planning and Control Processes, particularly as applied to high-voltage and security operations

  • Skilled in general mechanical tools, including power tool usage

  • Proven background working as part of a dynamic team in support of mission execution with a safety-first mind set

  • Experience in conducting field operations involving high explosives, radiological materials, and/or high-energy materials

  • Skilled with drawing platforms such as 3D drawing software packages (Solidworks or AutoCAD)

  • Comfortable working independently or with a team

  • Excellent with time management, organization, and prioritization of work

  • Great interpersonal skills including the ability to build effective and trusting relationships with peers, partners and customers.

    Department Description:

Do you wonder how you can contribute and make a greater impact? Do you thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic, and collaborative work environment? Are you passionate about using your skills to support national security programs? If so, you don’t want to miss this opportunity to join our team.

Our work is extremely dynamic, and field intensive. The department maintains an inventory of energetic, radiological, and chemical materials and is involved in hazardous operations associated with explosives, radiological sources, chemicals, small scale laboratories, fabrication, and heavy equipment operations.

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:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q security clearance to start, or equivalent active security clearance with another U.S. government agency (e.g., DOD). Sandia is required by DOE directive 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 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.


Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires attest to their vaccination status before commencing employment. The requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually.

Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to HR Solutions at (505) 284-4700.