Sandia National Laboratories GT1 Electrical in Albuquerque, New Mexico


We are seeking a Electrical Trades

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

  • The primary focus for this job opening is High Voltage electrical work (above 600VAC).
  • The successful candidate will be working on Sandia's 115 KV, 46 KV, 12.47 KV, and 5 KV distribution and transmission systems; including all associated Master Unit Substations, 5 KV & 15 KV switches, feeders (both overhead and underground).
  • The candidates shall have an EL-1J Electrical Journeyman Lineman's license or be able to obtain one within 18-months of hire date.
  • Must also have experience operating/using insulated boom trucks and Digger Derrick trucks.
  • Obtain and analyze job information to layout, install, modify, troubleshoot, repair and maintain facility electrical systems.
  • Work involves low voltage single and multiphase distribution, lighting, control systems, associated fixtures and components.
  • As a condition of employment, Metal Trades positions are represented by the Metal Trades Council (MTC) and represented employees must pay the monthly dues or agency fee.


  • Perform required periodic testing of systems and utilize a computerized database to maintain required records.
  • Perform work using industry standard safety practices such as: proper use and inspection of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and test equipment for confirmation of the de-energization of electrical circuits including but not limited to insulation resistance tester, digital multi-meter, and circuit tracers.
  • Devise tests, fabricate assemblies, or troubleshoot as necessary.
  • Utilize a computerized database to maintain records, and keep work areas in a clean and orderly condition.
  • May consult with other Tradespersons and provide direction to other employees as required.
  • Lay out, install, modify, troubleshoot, repair and maintain medium and high voltage electrical systems.
  • Diagnose and correct malfunctions in complex electrical transmission and distribution systems and detect and mark all types of interior and exterior electrical utilities.
  • Work involves bucket truck and digger-derrick pole truck operation.
  • Perform switching procedures and techniques; conduct high voltage testing procedures; and use cable splicing and HV termination techniques.
  • Perform work using industry-standard safety practices, techniques, and sequences for determining the de-energization of high voltage circuits; installation and removal of grounding clusters; demonstrate knowledge of test equipment to troubleshoot high voltage electrical circuits; work with facilities/construction engineers to evaluate, plan, and coordinate utility spotting activities.
  • Must have experience in the construction of HV equipment/systems and an understanding of the associated hazards involved. Must have working knowledge of SNL's high voltage electrical transmission and distribution systems and complete SNL's High Voltage Mentorship Program.
  • Obtain the mobile crane certification.
  • Lay out, install, modify, troubleshoot, repair and maintain specialized facilities, electrical fire alarm systems, intrusion alarm systems, inverters, emergency lights, overhead doors, vehicle gates and building grounding and distribution systems including transfer switches and standby/emergency generator systems.
  • Troubleshoot and repair communication systems, control and alarm systems, and associated computer equipment interfaces.
  • Responsibilities include thermographic scanning, diagnosing and correcting malfunctions in highly specialized electrical and electronic test equipment, and electromechanical circuits and devices associated with facility and process equipment and test equipment including infrared thermography, communications transmission system test equipment, and three-point ground resistivity meters.
  • Work on complex electrical, electronic and electromechanical systems, circuits, and devices associated with facility and process equipment.
  • Diagnose and correct malfunctions in electrical systems, circuits, and components.
  • Must have working knowledge of SNL's Low Voltage Electrical Distribution systems.
  • Will perform appropriate, auxiliary, or related duties in the general area of work activity necessary to accomplish the above.
  • Required skills, Physical Assessments, & Certifications:Once the applicant has submitted their application and resume, there will be several levels of screening as applicable:Resume review for direct experience and related work history;Skills assessmentsInterview evaluations;Pre-employment background reviews (for external applicants);Drug testing; andPhysical job placement assessments. Each screening level must be passed successfully and consecutively in order to be eligible for consideration.A job placement assessment (JPA) will be required as part of the screening for this position.This JPA will evaluate your ability to meet the physical requirements of this job.


  • The primary focus for this job opening is High Voltage electrical work (above 600VAC).
  • Candidates must have a Journeyman's EE 98J Electrical license or equivalent education and hands-on experience.
  • This individual must have strong verbal and written communication skills, an excellent attendance record, and be punctual.
  • You must be able to work alone when necessary or as a member of a team.
  • You may also be required to lead the work of other related craft workers
  • Requirements include completion of a 4-year State approved electrical apprenticeship program or equivalent.
  • Typical experience includes minimum of 3-5 years as a fully qualified Electrical Tradesperson, and is capable of obtaining a journeyman's license.
  • Leadership skills and good communication skills (written and verbal) would be a plus.
  • Punctuality and a solid attendance record are a must.
  • Knowledge of how a Behavior Based Safety (BBS) system functions/works to help reduce injuries and provide a safer workplace is also a key consideration.
  • This position may have to work swing shift (2:30 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 hours daily)

Department Description:

Electrical Preventive, Predictive, Corrective Maintenance, and Mechanical Fire Suppression Department. This includes High Voltage, Fire Alarm Detection and Reporting Systems, Street Lighting, Power Metering, Low Voltage Building Preventive Maintenance, Emergency Lighting/Inverters, Intrusion Alarm System support, Electrically operated roll-up doors, gates and Standby Generators.

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*

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) granted Q-level security clearance.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment drug testing, and a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship.

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 the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in 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, disability, or veteran status.