Sandia National Laboratories RD Electromechanical Technologist (Experienced) in Albuquerque, New Mexico


We are seeking an R&D Electromechanical Technologist to develop, build, modify, repair, and maintain a wide variety of electrical, electronic and mechanical apparatus and equipment, including circuit and fixture development.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Working on a variety of projects and tasks that vary within the discipline;
  • Determining equipment requirements, sets up equipment, performs tests and experiments, prepares and analyzes results, or provides design-drafting services;
  • Working in a laboratory or facility, operating, and maintaining experimental equipment
  • Performing experiments by measuring electrical properties of materials with clearly outlined procedures while recording and documenting observations.
  • Maintain a safe environment in an electrical measurement laboratory
  • Fabrication and design of fixturing for unique experiments.


  • Bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM), or equivalent combination of relevant scientific or engineering education and experience.
  • Able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance.


  • Experience with >1 kV power supplies
  • Experience with vacuum systems
  • Experience making test fixtures
  • Experience with LabView or other data collection and analysis
  • Interest in machining, designing circuits on a breadboard and/or soldering

Department Description:

The Electronic, Optical and Nanomaterials Department provides innovation in the design, synthesis and development of advanced, multifunctional materials to satisfy unique needs in electronic, optical, electrochemical, structural and selective-molecular-binding applications. We control chemical and structural characteristics, from the nano- to the micro-scale, in inorganic and hybrid systems to explore new material constructs and strategies aimed at optimizing and expanding material performance. Our efforts support DOE Defense Programs, DOE Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, DOE Electricity Distribution and Energy Reliability offices, other federal agencies and industry. In addition, we pursue partnerships with universities and establish ongoing collaborations with other experts in the field to leverage our research investments while participating in, and contributing to, the international research community. Research thrusts include nanoparticle, nanofiber, and atomic layer deposited materials, thin films, passive and active materials for electronic, magnetic, photonic, electromechanical, and fluidic microsystems, self-assembly, and colloid chemistry.

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) Q-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 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, disability, or veteran status.