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Sandia National Laboratories Electromechanical Technologist (Mid-Career) 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.


Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Join a diverse team that helps tackle some of the most challenging issues facing our nation’s security! Our team conducts maintenance and operation of the Z- Machine facility and carries the overall responsibility of delivering high quality pulsed power to experiments in the center of the machine.

You’ll be supporting the Z Pulsed Power Facility Energy Storage Section (ESS) and the Pulse Forming Section (PFS).On any day you may be asked to:

  • Perform ESS/PFS in tank and topside inspections, configurations, repairs, and maintenance

  • Assisting with Laser Trigger System (LTS) in ESS tank

  • Annex work as assigned, Z shot support, and assisting Z personnel as needed


  • High school diploma or higher degree

  • 5 or more years’ experience maintaining and troubleshooting electrical and mechanical systems

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance


  • Proven track record with electrical and mechanical systems

  • Experience with crane operations

  • A desire to serve the nation in this advanced research project and the overall mission of Sandia National Laboratories

    Department Description:

    The department provides operational support for the Z Pulsed Power Facility. Responsibilities of the department include Z facility pulsed power delivery and health monitoring functions outside of the Center Section of the Z-Machine; operation and maintenance of the Energy Storage Section containing 36 Marx Generators used to charge and store electrical energy, the Laser Trigger System which uses precisely timed laser pulses to fire the machine, the Pulse Forming Section which converts stored energy into a single intense pulse of energy, Control Monitoring and Data Acquisition functions to operate all pulsed power systems and collect machine performance data and the Oil, Water and Gas facilities that provide the proper electrical barrier for all pulsed power systems.

    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, 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.


    This Limited Term Employee (LTE) position is a temporary position for one year term, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to a maximum of seven years.

    Individuals in LTE positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.


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.