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Sandia National Laboratories GT1 Machine Repair in Albuquerque, New Mexico

What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking a Machine Repair Trades

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

  • Plan and perform a variety of machine repair operations in an engineering, research and development, and/or complex production environment.

  • Work involves performing work operations necessary for the maintenance, repair, modification, or overhaul of precision, production, and custom-built, machines and accessories.

  • Responsibilities include operating state-of-the-art mechanical and electrical equipment that requires the creation, operation, and editing of various computer programs; performing complex and difficult setups using tools, cameras, microscopes, and other equipment; performing associated operations such as welding, sheet metal fabricating or metal spraying as necessary; providing technical oversight for fabricate-to-print work; serving as a consultant to technical personnel on design manufacturability; and acting as a lead person which includes, but is not limited to, responsibilities for making schedule commitments, assignment of work to co-workers, and instructing or training others.

  • Support machine repair field activities as required.

  • Perform work using industry-standard safety practice.

  • Utilize a computerized database to maintain required records.

  • As a condition of employment, Metal Trades positions are represented by the Metal Trades Council (MTC) and represented employees must pay the monthly membership dues or agency fee.

Posting Duration:

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.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Experience with machine tool repair to include preventative maintenance and repair work.

  • Experience working on high-precision machines and systems.

  • Demonstrated ability to work safely in potentially hazardous environments.

  • Ability to work individually as well as part of a high-performing team.

  • Superior customer service skills.

  • One or more professional certifications.

  • Typical experience includes minimum of 5 - 8 years as a fully qualified Machine Repair Tradesperson, and completion of a State Approved Machinist apprenticeship program.

  • The selected individual will work as part of the Equipment Lifecycle Team. .

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Typical experience includes minimum of 5 -8 years as a fully qualified Machine Repair Tradesperson, and completion of a State approved Machinist apprenticeship program

  • Active Department of Energy "Q" clearance

About Our Team:

The Facilities Environmental Safety and Health (FESH) and Facilities Asbestos Implementation Team (FAIT) applies to work exclusively managed through the Facilities Management and Operations Center (FMOC) at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL). The FESH and FAIT provide interpretations, oversight and implementation of ES&H issues. The focus is on maintenance, construction and service contracts. The Team covers Safety Engineering, Industrial Hygiene, Radiation Protection, Environmental and Waste disciplines.

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.


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.

Essential Functions:

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.

Job ID: 685676