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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 experienced Electromechanical Technologist with the ability to integrate into highly dynamic cross-functional teams, while working in a high consequence, physically demanding, R&D field test environment. In this fast-paced team environment, the successful applicants will maintain composure, effectively communicate, think on their feet, improvise, and work safely towards solutions while taking on complex problems, demanding timelines, and physical constraints of the test setups. The chosen candidate must have the ability to work on-site a majority of the time.

On any given day, the selected candidate may be called on to:

  • Set up instrumentation and data acquisition systems to gather data on high-consequence energetic events

  • Photograph experiments with digital and/or high-speed video cameras

  • Fabricate test fixtures and stands

  • Handle energetic materials, including transportation and inventory

  • Build explosive assemblies

  • Execute explosive operations

  • Maintain and repair the laboratory, equipment, and instrumentation Operate heavy equipment to move concrete blocks, steel walls, or large test fixtures

Qualification for these tasks and activities will be gained through formal classroom training, performing Organization specific on-the-job training (OJT), hands-on practical training, and knowledge/skill demonstrations.


  • High school diploma plus five years related experience

  • Three years' experience in a relevant high-consequence environment

  • Experience with data acquisition techniques

  • Can obtain DOE Q clearance, Sigma 14/15, and SCI clearances


  • Associates degree or certificate in an electronics-centered or related STEM field, or equivalent military or civilian experience

  • Experience using one or more of the following: strain and pressure gauging, high speed video imaging, photonic doppler velocimetry (PDV), flash radiography, oscilloscope and delay generator operation

  • Experience fielding and collecting high speed data in an energetic environment

  • Experience with energetic materials and arming and firing systems

  • Familiarity with interior and terminal ballistics

  • Experience in remote field testing and eager to work frequently outdoors

  • Experience with machining, welding or fabrication

  • Skid Steer, telehandler, and forklift operation

  • Ability and willingness to adapt to evolving department needs by acquiring new knowledge and skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and verbal)

    Department Description:

We specialize in the design, development, and characterization of explosive systems through the design of energetic devices, experimental validation of energetic device performance, interior and terminal ballistic effects, and high-power laser effects research.

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:

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 and SCI access, both of which require US citizenship. SCI access may also require a polygraph examination. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain these levels of access 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, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.


Selected applicants will be required to pass a Job Placement Assessment before beginning the job to ensure that they can perform the essential physical requirements, with or without accommodations.