Sandia National Laboratories GT1 Machine Repair in Albuquerque, New Mexico


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.


  • 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.

Required skills, Physical Assessments, & Certifications:

Once the applicant has submitted their application and resume, there will be several levels of screening as applicable: (1) resume review for direct experience and related work history; (2) skills assessments (3) interview evaluations; (4) pre-employment background reviews (for external applicants); (5) drug testing; and (6) physical 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.


  • Active DOE "Q" clearance.

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) Q-level 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 must 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, disability, or veteran status.