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


We are seeking an Electromechanical Technologist. This is a great opportunity for a highly motivated electromechanical technologist familiar with the B61-12 and production operations at NNSA's PANTEX Plant (PX).

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

  • Serve as on-site Sandia representation to address production issues as they arise; provide B61-12 Systems valuable information into situations in real time to ensure production lines continue to work efficiently and effectively. This position will reside in Amarillo, TX.
  • Be responsible for ensuring B61-12 Systems is in continuous contact with Pantex and ongoing operations to stay ahead of issues, potential impacts, cross cutting issues from other rail numbers, and be a congruency between SNL and PX over the production period of the B61-12 and into Stockpile Surveillance.
  • Support the B61-12 Assembly/Disassembly PRT; half time supporting quality and half time supporting systems
  • Support the B61-12 Process Qualification and Evaluation to include: assembly and disassembly observations, validation of tooling, documentation and evidence publication and release, and procedure mapping to requirements


  • Associate’s degree in an Electronics, Mechanical, or Electromechanical Technology or STEM discipline or 4 years of relative electromechanical experience in DoD or NNSA.
  • Ten or more years’ experience related to B61 WR or JTA production at the PX Plant.
  • Active US DOE Q security clearance


  • BS in an engineering or STEM discipline
  • Knowledge, skill, and experience related to the safe handling, inspection, and assembly/disassembly of explosive and other hazardous components
  • Highly effective communication skills (verbal, written, listening)

Department Description:

Department 2355 directly supports and contributes to the research & development, design, engineering, qualification testing, and ultimate production of the B61-12. The department coordinates with Design Agencies (DA)/Production Agencies (PA) to manage the hardware needed to support local and joint test activities. The department coordinates internally and externally to ensure that parts and components are built to the correct pedigree to support specific test objectives and are delivered in a timely manner. The department is composed of an Assembly & Lab Ops Team as well as Hardware Planning & Management and an Assembly qualification function. Within the Hardware Management element, 2355 manages a complex hardware database used to track, record identification, characterization, document need dates, and location of over 100,000 individual parts. The department maintains and manages the B61-12 LEP Joint Hardware Needs database and is responsible for publishing Material Requirement Schedule (MRS) and Material Requirements Documents (MRD). The department is responsible for SS21 and Assembly/Disassembly PRT activities which are directly related to B61-12 production at PANTEX.

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 withamazingimpact 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 schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical 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-level security clearance to start.

Position requires an active Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level security clearance or active clearance with another U.S. government agency (e.g., DOD) to be considered for this position.

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 must 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, disability, or veteran status.