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


Passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Join a dynamic team that solves significant issues and challenges for our nation's security!

We are seeking a Technologist to join our diverse team. Domestic and international travel, up to 40 to 60% of the time, is required.

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

  • Development of Test and Evaluation plans for physical security systems
  • Development of Pre-Installation, Testing and Check Out (PITCO) test plans
  • Configure data bases to support physical security system configuration and deployment
  • Develop training to support site specific training requirements for operators, maintainers and system admins.
  • Collect data from sensor systems to determine nuisance alarm rates, false alarm rates and verify that sensors are meeting performance specifications.
  • Participate in site surveys to figure out system requirements based on policy and site specific requirements.
  • Develop processes to handle design, pre-configuration, deployment, test/evaluation and government acceptance testing configuration management and turnover packages.
  • Learn new computer systems for specific vendor equipment in order to configure and deploy per site specific designs.
  • Work with the design teams to develop and deliver CAD packages to the customers. You will both work to develop designs internally as well as work with external Architecture and Engineering firms in support of the designs. This role may coordinate site surveys with external firms and data requests from sites.


  • High school diploma plus four or more years of directly related experience; equivalent combination of education and experience (AS or higher)
  • Can obtain a DOE Q clearance


  • Active Q clearance, or equivalent
  • Cisco networking certifications
  • Experience configuring network equipment and servers
  • Experience developing and documenting test reports
  • Experience with database configuration and management
  • Detail oriented while providing multiple work products
  • Experience interpreting ambiguous requirements to develop specific designs
  • Experience developing design reports with reference to specific policy requirements
  • Associates or Bachelor's degree in relevant field
  • Experience in Physical Security designs
  • Experience in surveying sites for infrastructure and data collection
  • Experience in 2D and 3D modeling
  • Experience in CAD standards and National Electrical Code
  • Experience in documenting designs and configuration management

Department Description:

The Nuclear Security Engineering & Operations Department (6512) is a component of Sandia's Weapons & Force Protection Center. We provide the analysis, design, and implementation of complex physical security systems to protect critical DoD and DOE assets and defense capabilities. The department provides project management and domain specialists in the area of risk analysis, intrusion detection, video assessment, communications, entry control and Alarm Communication and Display, and response force planning. These domain specialists are developed internally with extensive hands on training and external educational opportunities. Department employees have the ability to lead and/or participate as an authority in vulnerability/risk analysis studies, engineering studies, system design, Sensor and access control component testing, development, and integration of complex physical security systems (PSS) for DoD, DOE and other government agencies. Electrical, Mechanical, Systems, and Civil Engineers primarily fill these roles. This department is currently working with the DOE, NNSA, US Navy, US Air Force, and US Army to enhance the effectiveness of critical asset protection at CONUS/OCONUS installations through several multi-million-dollar initiatives.

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*

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*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.