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Product Quality Assurance Technologist (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 688676

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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.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking a Product Quality Assurance Technologist.

Are you passionate about your work and want to join a diverse team of experts that solves challenging issues for the nation's security? If so, you could be the highly motivated and outstanding Product Quality Assurance Technologist we seek. You will be part of a dynamic manufacturing team supporting all aspects of production and product acceptance. You will be an integral part of a team tasked with high visibility and high-impact qualification of new processes within Neutron Generators manufacturing.

On any given day, you may be called to:

  • Gain a deep understanding of production processes, with careful attention paid to the product acceptance processes.

  • Review acceptance packages and partner with operators, technologists, and engineers to actively anticipate acceptance issues, resolve them in a timely manner, and recommend and implement corrective actions.

  • Seek out and pursue opportunities for continuous improvement across all production areas, working closely with the broader team to implement industry standard lean six sigma quality practices.

  • Monitor and audit work practices to ensure quality assurance programs and corrective actions are successfully implemented.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Associates degree in Applied Science or relevant degree, or in lieu of degree 4 years equivalent relevant experience.

  • Current/Active DOE Q Clearance or equivalent, required to start.

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Bachelor's Degree in relevant degree

  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt Certification.

  • Demonstrated track record of identifying and implementing continuous improvements in a manufacturing environment.

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment with demonstrated ability to manage multiple competing priorities.

  • Experience working in a quality inspection, or other quality assurance role.

  • Familiarity and experience reading and interpreting quality criteria.

  • Ability to be detail oriented and apply that skill in day to day responsibilities.

  • Strong technical communications skills, both verbally and written using Microsoft Office software.

  • Willing to work in a dynamic, schedule driven, high rigor production environment.

  • Commitment to a culture of safety and security.

  • Excellent teaming skills with an ability to work in a diverse team environment to collaborate and solve problems.

About Our Team:

The NGSA and ELNG Manufacturing Team (7566-1) is responsible for production work related to the manufacturing of Small and Large Ferroelectric Neutron Generators as well as Electronic Neutron Generators. Our processes include assembly, encapsulation, inspection, soldering, laser welding, machining, x-ray, thermal spray, and functional testing.

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:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q security clearance to start, or equivalent active security clearance with another U.S. government agency (e.g., DOD). Sandia is required by DOE directive 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 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: 688676

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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

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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.

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