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Mechanical Designer - Facilities (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 691162

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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.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking a highly motivated Tactical Planner to join our team! This role will be responsible for mechanical related tasks, for example, troubleshooting mechanical systems and coordinating mechanical outages.

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

  • Work with industrial and/or commercial Building Control Systems/Facility Control Systems and associated instrumentation like Siemens or other similar systems.

  • Scope detailed mechanical projects.

  • Perform system modeling, including fluid flow, acoustic analysis, psychometric analysis, and energy conservation analysis.

  • Develop and implement a preventative maintenance plan.

  • Under the direction of an engineer, develop designs for maintenance and minor construction activities.

  • Perform mechanical design reviews.

Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite.

Applicants on this requisition may be interviewed by multiple organizations at Sandia National Laboratories.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a Mechanical Engineering related field, plus five (5) or more years of exempt level, relevant experience; or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience (Master’s degree plus one (1) year of exempt level, relevant experience; Associate’s degree plus nine (9) years of exempt level, relevant experience; or a High School diploma plus thirteen (13) years of exempt level, relevant experience).

  • Demonstrated experience working in one or more of the following with mechanical design experience:

  • Facilities organization

  • Engineering firm

  • Construction industry

  • Inspection

  • Ability to obtain and maintain an active DOE Q-level security clearance (with the ability to obtain an SCI clearance).

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Basic knowledge of technical building or site infrastructure design and construction.

  • Working knowledge and understanding in Facilities engineering, design, construction and contracting.

  • Under the direction of an engineer, develop designs for maintenance and minor construction activities.

  • Experience in the following:

  • Project Management; Understanding and development of charters for the execution of projects.

  • Managing and analyzing data and communicating it in an effective and timely manner.

  • Computerized facilities management systems such as Maximo, Tririga, or other similar software platforms.

  • Working for a Facilities management and maintenance organization.

  • NNSA, DOE or other federal government requirements.

  • Preventative maintenance planning and trouble shooting equipment.

  • Current mechanical codes and standards (IBC, UPC, ASHRAE standards).

  • Working knowledge of facilities design and construction industry standard methodologies.

  • Proven ability to initiate effective internal customer relationships.

  • Ability to successfully plan, organize, lead, and monitor team efforts to completion.

  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.

  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute multiple high rigor tasks in a high-pressure environment.

  • Active DOE/DOD security clearance.

  • Proficiency or training in Trane Trace.

  • Certified Energy Manager (CEM) or LEED Accredited Professional certification.

  • Demonstrated analytical and reasoning skills necessary to identify and resolve mechanical risk issues with the mission in mind and assist in making recommendations to management.

About Our Team:

The Facilities Area-FAM 1 Department 4821 is responsible for facilities in TA-I. Our mission is to maintain the buildings and associated systems fit for mission use, as well as to facilitate modifications in support of future mission work. We strive to partner with our customers to respond to building issues and support the needs of the mission.

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.

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.

NNSA Requirements for MedPEDs:

If you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs.

If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date.

Job ID: 691162

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  • Worklife Balance
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Exceptional 401K Savings Plan
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Wellness Programs
  • On-site Amenities
  • Vacation Buy Plan
  • Telecommuting Arrangements*

*with management approval

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