Sandia National Laboratories Microelectronic/Semiconductor (Early/Mid-Career) in Albuquerque, New Mexico


Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Do you want to join a dynamic team that helps tackle some the most challenging issues facing our nation's security?

We are seeking a Microelectronic/Semiconductor Technologist to perform technical work in the silicon wafer fabrication facility. The work that you will be conducting includes operational support of the Lithography, Implant, Diffusion, Defect inspection, or CMP areas.

On any given day, your responsibilities may entail:

  • Performing wafer fabrication activities including wafer measurements, data analyses and data tracking.
  • Operating semiconductor equipment.
  • Routinely work in a clean room environment.
  • Work alongside engineers to execute projects and to support R&D and production activities.
  • This position is for either 2nd shift (2pm - 12:30am) or 3rd shift (9:30pm - 8am).


  • You have a Bachelor's degree in relevant discipline.
  • You are able to work off shift hours.
  • You can obtain and maintain a DOE L security clearance.


Ideally, your background will also include some of the following:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college in a science or engineering field.
  • 3+ years of direct laboratory experience.
  • Familiar with applicable safety requirements relevant to semiconductor processing work (chemical safety, personal protective equipment).
  • Previous experience in a low-volume production wide product mix R&D micro fabrication environment.

Department Description:

Organization 5240 develops and maintains core semiconductor processing capabilities that enable our customers to build differentiating Microsystems products. Two extraordinary facilities are co-located within the 64,900 square foot MESAfab complex including:

  • 11,900 square foot Class 1 Silicon Fab for 6-inch silicon wafer processing
  • 14,900 square foot Class 10/Class 100 MicroFab for compound semiconductor processing and silicon wafer post-processing.

The Silicon Fab has processing expertise in CMOS and MEMS technologies. Over 150 equipment sets are maintained, supported and operated 24 hours per day, 5 days a week (3 shifts). Operational processing and maintenance run 24 hours a day. We offer rare prototyping capabilities and are capable of producing full flow production lots as well as performing flexible process development.

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:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) L-level 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 must 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.