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


Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Do you want to join a dynamic team that helps tackle some of the most challenging issues facing our nation’s security?

You could be the Electromechanical Technologist we are seeking. One day you may be supporting a radiation effects test at facilities at Sandia National Laboratories or perhaps other locations in CA, UT, etc. by setting up instrumentation and test hardware and recording data on digitizers.

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

  • Assemble test cassettes, do general lab work or assemble test material samples.
  • Support logistics by assembling instrumentation and cabling and packing such for shipment.
  • Hookup cabling or install hardware at Sandia’s Z pulse power machine.

Are you ready for your next challenge? Join our team and achieve your dreams while making a difference.


  • Bachelor’s or Associate degree in a relevant discipline or 5 or more years’ experience as technologist
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE L or Q Security Clearance


  • Willing to occasionally do center section work at the Z facility
  • Willing to travel occasionally
  • Diagnostic and data recording of high frequency data signals
  • Knowledge of radiation effects in electronics
  • Ability to assemble experimental hardware
  • Ability to operate a digitizer
  • Ability to work on small teams effectively
  • Ability to write short reports
  • Experience with lasers and/or fiber optics

Department Description:

Department 1343, Radiation Effects Experimentation, is primarily a department that performs radiation effects experiments using photon, ion, neutron, electron, and laser sources located at Sandia National Laboratories and other laboratories throughout the United States. We perform experiments and analyses to qualify the performance of weapon and satellite electronic piece parts, subsystems, and systems in radiation environments. The department also does basic and applied research on radiation effects for both electronics and materials and develops experimental and radiation diagnostic techniques to support this research. One important experimental activity is the conduct of experiments, the results of which validate computer codes that through modeling and simulation will be used to qualify weapon and satellite electronic systems to various pulsed radiation environments and effects. The department personnel also provide design guidance to electronic designers to assure proper design techniques related to mitigating the deleterious effect of radiation on the electronic performance.

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:

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.

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.