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Sandia National Laboratories Engineering Document Control Technologist (Early-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 highly motivated and do you have a passion for contributing to our national security? We are seeking an Engineering Support Technologist for the Aperture Scanning Team. You will be providing services to bring our databases up to current National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) standards. This will ensure our engineers, designers, and technical writers have access to legacy and current weapons system drawings.

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

  • Retrieve Classified and Unclassified Aperture Cards from the Sandia Archive.

  • Utilize a specialized scanner and computer to scan aperture cards.

  • Access and replace images that do not meet NARA standards.

  • Access and add drawings at customer request.

  • Examine the files to ensure they meet NARA standards.

  • Save scanned cards to a record file.

  • Upload acceptable files to Product Realization Information Management and Exchange (PRIME).

  • Deliver scanned and recorded cards to the Sandia Archive.


  • A high school diploma or equivalent.

  • A working knowledge of engineering documentation, drawings, specifications, and/or reports.

  • An active DOE Q-Level security clearance.


  • Familiarity with weapons product definition.

  • Familiarity with product definition business rules and processes.

  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with customers and peers.

  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team.

  • Ability to be a self-starter with little or no supervision.

    Department Description:

The Record of Assembly (ROA), Product Structure Team (PS), and Aperture Scanning department (7238-1) enables the successful completion of critical tasks for all weapons systems, component, surveillance, assessment, and production organizations across the Nuclear Security Enterprise. The Record of Assembly administration team leads and ensures the integrity of as-built weapons production data relating to part number, manufacturer, serial number, lot number, date code, and other identifiers. The Product Structure Team produces, updates, and quality reviews Material Lists (ML), (PX), and Record Material Lists (RML). The Aperture Card Scanning team receives and transports aperture cards form the Sandia Archive, scan aperture cards, verify NARA requirements are met, and posts records to PRIME.

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:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q security clearance to start, or equivalent active security clearance with another U.S. government agency (e.g., DOD). 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 need to 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, 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.