Job Information

Sandia National Laboratories HVAC - GT1 Mechanical in Albuquerque, New Mexico

What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking a Mechanical Trades-HVAC

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

  • Operate, maintain, troubleshoot and perform corrective maintenance on facility type mechanical equipment.

  • Perform predictive, preventive and corrective maintenance on various types of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, piping and boiler systems.

  • Perform chemical water treatment duties, to include testing of closed and open loop water systems and operations of chemical injection systems.

  • Utilize Sandia’s building automation control system to perform monitoring, troubleshooting, logging and operator control of HVAC/R systems.

  • Safely use standard HVAC/R hand and power tools, gauge sets and equipment.

  • Use industry standard piping fittings and assembly techniques: compression, flared, threaded, brazed and soldered fittings.

  • Diagnose and correct electrical and controls related issues in HVAC/R systems in single and three-phase equipment and controls.

  • As a condition of employment, this position is represented by the Metal Trades Council (MTC). Represented employees must pay the monthly membership dues or agency fee.

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate:

Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious accommodation before commencing employment. The requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually.

Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to HR Solutions at (505) 284-4700.

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:

  • Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite 100% of the time.

  • Lay-out, install, modify, overhaul, troubleshoot, repair and maintain facilities mechanical equipment.

  • Work involves all types of operations, predictive, preventive, and corrective maintenance on all types of refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, piping systems, process systems, boilers, backflow preventers, chemical treatment, testing of water systems and all associated equipment; boilers, and interior and exterior piping systems as well as all types of plumbing fixtures, interior and exterior high and low temperature piping systems, all types of piping systems such as water, steam, condensate, sanitary, storm sewer, and natural gas and propane; maintain and repair steam flow meters, gauges, regulators and controls.

  • Utilize a computerized database to maintain required records. Consult with other Tradespersons and provide direction to other employees as required.

  • Perform work using industry-standard safety practices and in accordance with Uniform Building Codes; demonstrate knowledge of arc, inert-gas arc, and gas welding and cutting.

  • Obtain and maintain back-flow preventer certification.

  • Provide chemical treatment and testing of water systems; planning and performing operations such as predictive, preventive, and corrective maintenance of air conditioning equipment, blower equipment, rotary drive compressor systems, and multistage low and high temperature chambers.

  • Test and balance air systems, and align and balance equipment. Fabricate special braces, jigs, fixtures, and equipment as required.

  • Consult with engineers or requestors to clarify or establish specifications for building mechanical systems.

  • Perform work using industry-standard safety practices; demonstrate knowledge of control systems including pneumatic, electric, and electronic microprocessor.

  • Utilize a computerized database to maintain required records, and access, maintain, and operate the computerized Energy Management System.

  • May consult with other Tradespersons and provide direction to other employees as required. Obtain EPA Proper Refrigerant Handling certification.

  • Job requires individual to work swing shift (2:30 PM to 1:00 AM Monday through Thursday, 10 hour shift).

Qualifications We Desire:

  • This specific position is for HVAC only (5 years’ experience in the HVAC Industry)

  • Universal refrigerant license.

  • Fire damper testing.

  • Experience maintaining, troubleshooting and working on water cooled chiller systems in excess of 200 tons.

  • Typical experience includes minimum of 5 - 8 years as a fully qualified Mechanical Tradesman and completion of a State approved mechanical apprenticeship program.

  • Experience/Knowledge of Safety Based Programs such as Engineered Safety, Behavior Based Safety, NFPA and or training in OSHA.

  • Experience with rotary drive compressor systems and multistage low and high temperature chambers.

  • On-call duty, as determined by management. This duty is shard with other employees.

  • Participation in Dynamic warm-ups, as determined by management.

  • 5 years’ experience with built-up air handling systems to include makeup, supply exhaust and return air systems.

  • Experience with heating water boiler systems that exceed 1,000,000 BTU/hr.

  • Experience with advanced Building Automated Control Systems.

  • Active Department of Energy L or Q clearance.

  • Outline of general scope of work--no attempt made to include all associated details or duties.

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: 681361