Sandia National Laboratories GT1 Mechanical Measurements in Albuquerque, New Mexico


We are seeking a Mechanical Measurements Trades

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

  • Plan, perform and analyze a variety of mechanical measurements in an engineering, research and development, and/or complex production environment.
  • 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.
  • Position will be working in Mechanical Calibration, part of Primary Standards Laboratory.
  • 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.


  • Documented work experience in the calibration / certification of M&TE and secondary reference standards.
  • Experience in using and development of calibration procedures and uncertainty analysis
  • Work involves utilizing all types of precision measurement equipment to measure piece parts, gauges, and prototype model assemblies to verify conformance of dimensional accuracy to specifications; to perform machine tool alignments and torque wrench calibrations; to provide length, mass, and force calibration in a standards lab; and to provide precision field measurement services when requested.
  • Responsibilities include operating state-of-the-art measurement and calibration equipment that requires computer skills to create, edit, and execute programs on various coordinate measuring machines (CMM), optical and video measuring centers, and surface texture/profile analyzers; applying solid model CAD/CAM software to generate profile definitions; performing complex and difficult setups using open set-up techniques; sketching drawings; preparing standard and special computer-generated measurements reports; utilizing computerized databases to maintain required records; provide technical oversight for shop, sub-shop, and out-of-shop fabricate-to-print work.
  • Serve as a consultant to technical personnel on interpretation of various measurement standards and design issues, and writing and developing cost estimates, reports, process travelers and work instructions/procedures.
  • As assigned, act as lead person which includes, but is not limited to, responsibility for making schedule commitment(s), assignment of work to coworkers, instructing, consulting, or training others. Perform work using industry-standard safety practices.
  • 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 assessments

Interview evaluations;

Pre-employment background reviews (for external applicants);

Drug testing; and

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.


  • Documented training (e.g. apprenticeship or military training) in the field of metrology.
  • Experience with coordinate measuring machines (CMM's) and or video systems is a plus.
  • Minimum of 5-8 years as a fully qualified Mechanical Measurements Tradesperson or Completion of a State approved Mechanical Measurements Apprenticeship Program.
  • Dimensional metrology calibration/inspection experience.
  • MS Office (e.g. Excel, Word)

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.