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Metrology Mechanical CAD Technician - GT1

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 689540

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What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking a Mechanical Measurements Trades

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

  • Plan, perform and analyze a variety of mechanical measurements in an engineering, research and development, and/or complex production environment.

  • Position will be working in Mechanical Calibration, part of Primary Standards Laboratory.

  • As a condition of employment, Metal Trades positions are represented by the Metal Trades Council (MTC) and represented employees must pay the monthly membership dues or agency fee.

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.

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.

Qualifications We Require:

  • A minimum of 5-8 years as a fully qualified Mechanical Measurements Tradesperson and or completion of a State approved mechanical measurements apprenticeship program.

  • Documented work experience in the calibration / certification of M&TE and secondary reference standards.

  • Experience in using and development of calibration procedures and uncertainty analysis

  • Work involves utilizing all types of precision measurement equipment to measure piece parts, gauges, and prototype model assemblies to verify conformance of dimensional accuracy to specifications; to perform machine tool alignments and torque wrench calibrations; to provide length, mass, and force calibration in a standards lab; and to provide precision field measurement services when requested.

  • Responsibilities include operating state-of-the-art measurement and calibration equipment that requires computer skills to create, edit, and execute programs on various coordinate measuring machines (CMM), optical and video measuring centers, and surface texture/profile analyzers; applying solid model CAD/CAM software to generate profile definitions; performing complex and difficult setups using open set-up techniques; sketching drawings.

  • Prepare standard and special computer-generated measurements reports; utilizing computerized databases to maintain required records.

  • Provide technical oversight for shop, sub-shop, and out-of-shop fabricate-to-print work.

  • Serve as a consultant to technical personnel on interpretation of various measurement standards and design issues, and writing and developing cost estimates, reports, process travelers and work instructions/procedures.

  • As assigned, act as lead person which includes, but is not limited to, responsibility for making schedule commitment(s), assignment of work to coworkers, instructing, consulting, or training others.

  • Perform work using industry-standard safety practices.

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Documented training (e.g. apprenticeship or military training) in the field of metrology.

  • Experience with coordinate measuring machines (CMM's) and or video systems is a plus.

  • Minimum of 5-8 years as a fully qualified Mechanical Measurements Tradesperson or Completion of a State approved Mechanical Measurements Apprenticeship Program.

  • Skill and knowledge in dimensional metrology, measurement uncertainty and calibration processes.

  • An advanced understanding of metrology concepts and their application to lab and on-site calibrations

  • An advanced understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) related to gauge and fixture design.

  • MS Office (e.g. Excel, Word)

  • Active Department of Energy "L" or "Q" clearance.

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: 689540

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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

Life in New Mexico

  • Affordable housing, reasonable cost of living
  • Minimal traffic congestion compared to larger cities
  • Outdoor recreation - Ski, snowboard, hike, etc.
  • Experience rich culture and history
  • International Balloon Fiesta
  • Green chile – NM Cuisine
  • Museums, Parks, Sports

Learn more about Life in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Sandia invites you to review the Equal Employment Opportunity posters which include EEO is the Law, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

Sandia is a drug-free workplace. As a national laboratory funded by a U.S. government agency, we are subject to federal laws regarding illegal drug use. Illegal use of a controlled substance, including marijuana even in places where it does not violate state law, may impact your ability to obtain and/or maintain a Department of Energy security clearance, and may result in the withdrawal of an employment offer or termination of employment.

Sandia is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodation in its application process for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you have difficulty using our online system due to a disability and need special assistance or accommodation, please send an email with your request to the Job Accommodation Specialist in (NM) . Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.