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Sandia National Laboratories General Technologist (Experienced) in Albuquerque, New Mexico


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Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to deliver solutions? Join a diverse team and help solve significant issues for our nations' security!The Power Source Technology Group is seeking a technologist ito support and develop R&D programs in energy storage for stationary applications. This includes flow battery research, lithium-ion research, and general electrochemical storage research.On any given day, you may be called to:

  • Oversight of laboratory operations, electrode and cell level testing, data analysis, and material characterization activities.

  • Familiarity with hazardous operations and environmental, health, and safety work planning and controls is desired.

  • The successful candidate will work closely with team members in all activities in a highly collaborative work environment.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science Engineering, Chemistry, Physics or equivalent degree.

  • Laboratory experience with a background in materials characterization and testing.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance.


  • Demonstrated proficiency in R&D programs, including previous LDRD team experience

  • Experience with the science and engineering of energy conversion and storage.

  • Experience working in hazardous laboratory operations and ES&H processes to ensure safe conditions

  • Knowledge of materials evaluation technique and equipment.

  • Experience with fixture design (via Solidworks or equivalent software) and 3D printing.

  • Ability and desire to work in a team-oriented research environment.

    Department Description:

The Power Sources Research and Development Department develops primary and rechargeable lithium batteries, hybrid power sources, and double layer capacitors for our customers in the DOE, the military, industry, and other Sandia organizations. The Department endeavors to build on a leadership position in developing lithium primary and secondary batteries for energy and defense applications. In collaboration with others, we develop new power source concepts and materials leading to component development for specific applications. To accomplish these missions, department personnel perform applied research, engineering design, hardware development, cell prototyping and fabrication, safety evaluation, and testing. Our personnel also partner with industrial battery manufacturers and other government agencies to develop prototype and final battery hardware.

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.