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Sandia National Laboratories Material Science Laboratory Support Technologist (Entry/Mid-Career) in Albuquerque, New Mexico


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.


Are you passionate about curating information and material property data for an obsolescence management program? If so, consider joining our At-Risk Materials team. You will have the opportunity to interact with inter-disciplinary teams across Sandia National Labs and other sites within the National Nuclear Security Administration. You'll acquire and integrate legislative, supplier, and technical data on materials that are at risk of becoming unavailable.On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Work with researchers and product engineers to understand their materials’ risks

  • Continuously seek and update data related to current material risks

  • Rate material risks via a grading rubric

  • Respond to customers seeking material risk information

  • Use GRANTA to curate program information

  • Collect and import material property information into GRANTA


  • A Bachelor’s or higher degree in Materials Science, Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, or related field

  • Knowledge and experience with materials properties, performance, and processing as evidenced by course work and/or experience (A list of this experience should be included in your resume)

  • Able to acquire and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance


  • Experience using Granta MI

  • Experience with Databases and/or Spreadsheets

  • Possess a current DOE Q or L security clearance

  • Experience with programming e.g. Python, C++

  • Knowledge of legislative or supplier related information that can affect material availability

  • Knowledge of Specifications, Qualification, and Certification

  • Proven interpersonal skills

    Department Description:

The Microsystems Packaging and Polymer Processing Department specializes in two areas:1. Advanced packaging of electrical, MEMS-based, and optical components2. Providing materials expertise, processing expertise, and prototype fabrication capabilities for a wide variety of polymer applications

In our microsystem packaging area, we develop prototypes and proof-of concept devices that employ a wide variety of materials including ceramics, metals, polymers, and semiconductors. We enable customer success across Sandia and its partnerships by providing expertise in lithography, laser processing, hybrid fabrication, microelectronic assembly/packaging, optical packaging, and in many cases the combination of these capabilities. We also perform advanced research and development in the fundamental science and engineering areas relevant to development of packaging solutions that allow electronic, MEMS-based, and optical components to meet demanding environmental requirements. In our polymer processing area, we support Sandia programs by providing materials expertise, processing expertise, and prototype fabrication capabilities for a wide variety of organic applications, including high-performance polymers, gels, encapsulants, foams, adhesives, and composites. We practice concurrent engineering with designers who are involved in the application of thermosetting, thermoplastic, and composite materials. We routinely use these materials to join, package, and provide structural support to satisfy demanding electrical, mechanical, and environmental design requirements. We support research on adhesion and on thermally and electrically conductive materials, support stress and fracture mechanics modeling efforts with experiments, perform emergency production when necessary, and work with our customers to find the right material for the application.

Our team is committed to nurturing a culture compatible with a broad group of people and perspectives in accordance with the changing makeup of the workforce. In support of this vision, our center actively recruits applicants from diverse groups of backgrounds and fosters an inclusive community.

Join us and work towards your goals while making a difference!

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.

EEO Statement:

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.