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


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Are you passionate about solving challenging issues for the nation's security? Do you have a strong attention to detail? If so, you may be the highly motivated Technologist we seek. You will work with key partners across the Neutron Generator (NG) Enterprise to support electromechanical test equipment.

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

  • Partner with engineering staff to document their equipment needs in a formal bill of materials.

  • Identify and order commercial equipment that meets the engineers' requirements.

  • Partner with Sandia procurement groups and Manufacturing Liaison to generate and assess quotes for custom hardware when no commercial off-the-shelf solution exists.

  • Track tester equipment once received from the manufacturer.

  • Maintain safe and efficient engineering operations of a Tester Development Laboratory.


  • Eight years of experience in manufacturing; OR equivalent combination of education and work experience in manufacturing.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance.


  • Active DOE Q clearance.

  • Experience conducting engineering activities in laboratory and manufacturing environments.

  • Ability to identify and order engineering parts from a complex bill of materials.

  • Familiarity with procurements, such as purchase orders, purchase requisitions, and purchasing cards.

  • Knowledge of machine shop operations and fabrication of custom components.

  • Experience performing receipt inspections and resolving non-conformances.

  • Ability to establish a tracking system for orders outstanding and orders received.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint.

  • Excellent communication skills, including written, verbal, and formal presentations.

  • Commitment to a culture of safety, quality, teamwork, and customer satisfaction.

    Department Description:

This team is responsible for enabling the acquisition of neutron generator performance data. Our vision is to "acquire hi-fidelity test data to enable high consequence decisions." Our mission is "delivering exemplary test solutions in the national interest." We define, design, build, and qualify automated test equipment used to support neutron generator S&T, development, production, shelf life, and surveillance testing. Continuously improving tester requirements, tester standardization, test fidelity, tester capability, and delivery times are some of our core values. We also provide on-going engineering support of the existing tester fleet.

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.


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.