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Electromechanical Technologist (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 689910

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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:

We are seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic, and dedicated individual for an R&D Engineering Support Technologist position with the W76-1/W76-2 System team. This position will play a critical role on the build team for several development efforts for the system team.

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

  • Work with minimal supervision on a variety of engineering and laboratory activities while accommodating changing priorities.

  • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of engineers and subject matter experts to execute test body builds and support testing.

  • Work independently or with other technologists to support engineering staff with:

  • Hands-on system assembly, disassembly, and testing.

  • Help define and revise procedures for test body build, reconfiguration, and disassembly.

  • Provide input to engineering documentation, reports, and drawings.

  • Have an active role in maintaining a stellar history of safety while continuously seeking operational laboratory safety and security improvements through:

  • Managing PHS and other safety documentation for organization.

  • Managing receipt of material (i.e., explosives, hardware, equipment, classified matter, etc.).

  • Managing calibration of equipment.

  • Rigorous implementation and documentation of work planning, and control processes is expected to assure safe, secure, and high-quality operations.

    Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant will be required to work onsite in Albuquerque, NM. Some travel may be required for this position.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Five ( 5) years of relevant experience in a technology or engineering discipline.

  • Active DOE Q-level security clearance.

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Associate’s degree in engineering or relevant STEM field .

  • Familiarity with corporate ES&H, as well as security processes, procedures, and the translation of these down to technical work documents.

  • Experience with test unit assembly, instrumentation, and special tooling.

  • Experience with facility/laboratory operations, to include defining safety basis, operation of equipment (cranes, forklift, lasers, and pressure), and proper control of hazardous materials (chemical, explosive, and radioactive).

  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a neat and organized work area.

  • Knowledge and understanding of Nuclear Weapon Systems.

  • Self-motivated, positive individual comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to work effectively with diverse teams and management.

  • Very good written and oral communication skills.

About Our Team:

Department 7226 is strongly integrated with the W76-1 and W76-2 Systems Department 7222 as it relates to ongoing development work. Collaborative activities related to development and qualification of the JTA3, Mk4B, and ALT 939 ISA development programs are managed by Department 7226. Department 7226 leads technical basis activities including planning and execution of qualification activities including subsystem and full system testing, modeling & simulation. In addition, this department manages and leads the development of testers and operational activities for hardware management and engineering leadership for all test body assembly & disassembly activities. Additionally, this department will be the primary interface with test and computational simulation organizations to manage schedule and budget associated with qualification.

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.


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: 689910

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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.

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