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Sandia National Laboratories Machinist - GT1 in Albuquerque, New Mexico

What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking a Machinist Trades

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

  • Fabricate metal, plastic, ceramic, or composite components to specifications utilizing CNC, manual, and hand tools

  • Program CNC tools to fabricate components using MasterCam

  • Estimate time to fabricate a component

  • Discuss component design and manufacturability with customers

  • Document work in a database

  • Team with others to define process strategies including techniques, tooling, and fixture design

  • Work safely and maintain security

  • Communicate with staff, technologists, and management

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 generating multi-axis CNC machine tool paths with the capability of driving 2-5 axes.

  • Experience with CAD/CAM programming tools for CNC machines such as Mastercam, Solidworks or other programs.

  • Experience with CNC Controllers.

  • Examples of your contribution in design for manufacturability solutions and design definition review.

  • Experience teaming to successfully define machining processes and strategies to include collaboration on machining techniques including the design of special tooling and fixtures.

  • Experience interpreting and fabricating to Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance definition.

  • Ability to schedule work and maintain database of jobs.

  • Excellent communication and teaming skills to effectively work with staff, technologists, and management.

  • Experience with G code

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance.

  • 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.

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Current DOE Q clearance.

  • Experience with Haas Controllers.

  • Experience with Meso-Machining and EDM

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: 685015