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Sandia National Laboratories Mechanical/Electrical Engineering Support Technologies (Early/Mid-Career) in Albuquerque, New Mexico


You could be the Laboratory Support Technologist we are seeking to support materials evaluation, predictive capabilities (including materials, component and system-level age aware models), system/material test equipment. The job will require a range of support functions, including general lab operations, mechanical/electrical experimentation, materials characterization, and related safety documentation preparation and review.

Key functions include:

  • Implement lab safety requirements
  • Use standard office and lab software
  • Development and testing of various components in different environmental conditions
  • Coordinating with multiple groups for testing
  • Analyze/test samples with Keyence, electrical equipment, profilometer...etc
  • Maintaining laboratory operations, including equipment servicing, repair, and modification
  • Interact and support numerous scientists and engineers in materials research, troubleshooting, and failure analysis
  • Collaborate with key technical staff to realize their ideas and accomplish project goals
  • Work occasional overtime to meet program deadlines

Are you ready for your next challenge? Join our team and achieve your dreams while making a difference.


  • You will have a Bachelor's degree or higher in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM), or equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience
  • Experience working with electro-mechanical systems
  • Experience with design, construction, and maintenance of equipment
  • Experience with programming (i.e., LabVIEW, C++, Matlab)
  • Ability to obtain and DOE-L or Q level security clearance


  • Strong attention to detail and organization
  • Experience working collaboratively in team settings
  • Experience with pressure systems (pressurized gas delivery, regulation, safety)
  • Experience and basic chemistry/engineering laboratory skills
  • Experience in ES&H protocols and regulation
  • Mechanical interests and skills
  • Effective interpersonal and oral/written communication skills
  • Experience in and/or ability to organize tasks to enable work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Detail-oriented mindset
  • Ability and desire to work independently
  • Outstanding work habits and self-motivation
  • Interest in learning more about thermal processing and materials science
  • A genuine curiosity for science and a love and aptitude for learning
  • Strong commitment to customer satisfaction, quality, safety, collaboration, and teamwork
  • Ability to work with various levels of science and engineering students, postdocs, and technologist

Department Description:

The Materials Aging & Lifetime Department, 1854, conducts research/development and materials evaluation for the Enhanced Surveillance (ES) sub-program of the Engineering Campaign. The primary objective is to develop the knowledge and capabilities needed to detect, assess and predict age-related changed in the enduring stockpile. Our team provides practical solutions to the needs of a wide variety of Sandia customers and external entities. Specifically, activities in our research groups include; environmental testing, thermal testing, corrosion analysis, and failure analysis.

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:

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 L-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 the 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, disability, or veteran status.