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Sandia National Laboratories Product Acceptance Inspection Technologist (Experienced) 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 your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions and assess product? Do you want to join a dynamic team that is involved in nearly every aspect of production while working through significant issues with high impact to our nation's security?

We are seeking a Product Acceptance Inspection Technologist to join our team, supporting technical quality assurance engineering for product realization organizations and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)!

On any given day, your responsibilities will be to:

  • Work with engineering staff/managers to develop and implement technical assurance requirements, procedures, and controls.

  • Provide mentorship on specifications, processes, and regulatory agency requirements.

  • Establish and execute technical assurance inspections before, during, and after systems (policy and components) are processed or installed.

  • Monitor technical work practices of engineering staff and ensures that corrective actions and exceptions are appropriate, have technical justification and are implemented effectively.

  • Make significant technical decisions having to do with product and component delivery to the ultimate customer.


  • Associate’s degree in relevant STEM field, or 4 years equivalent relevant experience

  • Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE "Q" Level clearance


  • Research, design, and/or manufacturing experience

  • Preparation, review, and presentation of test and measurement result

  • Frequent use and application of industry/Sandia technical standards, Interpreting Sandia Realized Product Procedures (RPP’s), and NNSA policies

  • Performing technical assessments for products and processes

  • Machining and mechanical assembly practices

  • Quality and Assurance principles

  • NW complex product acceptance/inspection processes or equivalent

    Department Description:

As the NNSA Delegated Product Acceptance Organization for SNL, we independently certify Mark Quality (NNSA’s highest quality stamp) through the verification of evidence proving product meets all applicable design requirements, drawings, and known design intent while promoting surety engineering and design assurance principles. In addition, we are focused on being a learning organization focusing on continuous improvement, technical prowess, group synergies, and customer satisfaction.

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.