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Sandia National Laboratories Radiological Control Technician (Experienced) 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 solves challenging issues for nation's security? If so, you could be the Radiological Control Technologist (RCT) we are seeking to join Sandia National Labs Radiation Protection Department.

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

  • Under staff level oversight: Provide technical support associated with the recognition, measurement, evaluation, and control of potential health hazards related to areas such as ionizing radiation, radioactive material, and radiation generating devices.

  • Conduct tests and field investigations to support environmental, engineering, scientific, and mission support personnel in determining sources and methods of controlling radiation hazards.

  • Conduct and document radiological surveys, prescribe radiological controls for various radiological activities, and monitor radiological work.

  • Routinely interface directly with radiological workers of various disciplines and backgrounds throughout laboratories and field sites.

  • Respond to onsite radiological incidents and emergencies, and/or offsite in support of Department of Energy requests.

  • Utilize a wide variety of radiation detection and measuring instrumentation.

  • Perform radiological surveys of radiation generating devices.

  • Perform radiological surveys of personnel, personal items and equipment leaving radiological areas.

  • Maintain radiological control technologist qualifications.

  • Perform radiological air monitoring.

  • RCTs at Sandia National Labs support customers performing various operations, often outdoors and in hazardous conditions (other than radiological).


  • Operational experience as a qualified ANSI 3.1 RCT.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing, and ability to team effectively with other RCTs, engineers, scientists and technicians is required.

  • Basic computers skills (Office Suite) essential.

  • High school diploma or GED;

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance.

  • Qualify for respiratory protection.

  • Have a valid driver's license, be capable of operating a government vehicle, and have access to a private vehicle for travel to and from work locations.

  • Ability to occasionally work a modified schedule to meet customer needs and travel.


  • NRRPT registered.

  • Associate of Science degree or Bachelor of Science degree in Radiological Science (or STEM).

  • Current HAZWOPER training.

  • Current DOE Q-level security clearance.

    Department Description:

The Radiation Protection Organization provides radiation protection support services to Sandia line organizations and is the steward of the Corporate Radiation Protection Program. Services provided include: translation of DOE directives and Federal rules into Sandia specific requirements and guidance; development of tools to assist in the identification and control of hazards associated with the use of radioactive materials and radiation-generating devices; providing trained and qualified personnel to support radiological activities and operations throughout the Laboratories; and workplace sampling and monitoring services to ensure effectiveness of radiological controls. The Department works with the Corporate Radiation Protection Safety Committee to establish goals, measure performance, and perform assessments to collect data to support continuous improvement in the safe performance of radiological operations.

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 schedules, 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.