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Sandia National Laboratories Environmental 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.


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Our team is seeking an Environmental Technologist to join our outstanding, hardworking team in support of Center 1800. Are you seeking an opportunity to support research efforts by helping staff and technologists manage their hazardous chemicals and waste? If so, read on to learn more!

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

  • Interact with technologists and staff providing excellent Customer Service

  • Maintain Hazard Waste Collection Sites and Documentation

  • Safely move Hazardous Waste to collection sites.

  • Assist with Audits and Inspections by internal and external teams

  • Support staff and technologists in disposing of expired chemicals and materials per Sandia Corporate policy

  • Research Chemical Safety using SDS and other manufacturer’s information

  • Collaborate with Staff and Techs in a diverse environment with limited guidance

  • Document work activities

    Join our team and achieve your goals while making a difference!


  • Associates degree or higher in a science, technology, or engineering field, or an equivalent combination of experience and education (high school diploma plus 4 years' experience)

  • Experience with the Processes for Handling, Storing, and Disposing of Hazardous Waste

  • Experience with handling chemicals and materials safely

  • Knowledge of RCRA requirements for handling and documenting Hazardous Waste

  • Experience providing good Customer Service

  • Currently hold and able to maintain a DOE L-level security clearance


  • Proven Experience with Sandia (or Equivalent) & RCRA requirements for handling and documenting Hazardous Waste

  • Experience interacting with external inspectors such as NMED examining Processes

  • Experience maintaining Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites (CAA- 90 day and SAA- Laboratory)

  • Experience using Sandia WDDR and CIS Systems or equivalent

  • Experienced using MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel)

  • Ability to research information on chemicals including SDS and manufacturers information

  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

  • Proven track record of excellent Customer Service

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-Level Security Clearance

    Department Description:

    The Coatings and Additive Manufacturing Department provides fundamental scientific and engineering expertise in the areas of thin films, vacuum system/component fabrication, laser machining and surface modification, precision engineering, metal additive manufacturing, and oversight of the materials property information (GRANTA MI) for the Laboratories. Over 25 elements as well as numerous compounds and alloys can be deposited by atomic layer deposition, sputter deposition and electron beam evaporation. Thin film properties can also be characterized using a wide variety of techniques. Precision engineering includes the design and fabrication of miniature and meso-scale devices, electrical discharge machining (EDM), laser machining, laser etching, as well as technical consulting. In Metal Additive Manufacturing, we utilize laser powder bed, Wire Arc, and directed energy deposition (LENS) technologies for both fundamental research and rapid prototyping. In addition, we develop applications, curate, and maintain the GRANTA materials information system. Our staff supports a variety of programs and is highly engaged in providing collaborative, innovative materials science and systems-based engineering solutions.

    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) L security clearance to start, or equivalent active security clearance with another U.S. government agency (e.g., DOD).

    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 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 DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

    EEO Statement:

    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.