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Sandia National Laboratories R&D General Technologist (Early/Mid-Career) in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

The Vulnerability Capability Unit operates multiple R&D laboratories in 3 different buildings. Each of these laboratory’s are unique and specialized. The need exists for an energetic and resourceful general technologist to support Technical R&D activities by performing a variety of operational duties that span work planning and controls (WP&C), safety, security, facilities and infrastructure sustainment, and technical instrument lifecycle management as well as directly supporting mechanical and chemical laboratory operations. With experience the role is expected to progress to development and ownership of both significant portions of the operational aspects of the department and ability to perform laboratory work unsupervised.

The span of responsibilities will be focused on:

  • Assuring our operational aspects of the department are in line with SNL expectations (Environmental, Safety and Health)

  • Development of plans and reinvestment as well as oversight of the indirect funds used to support the 5647 labs

  • Preparing labs for experiments, either through equipment purchases, maintenance or working with others

  • Prepare and document hardware for testing and post-test establish current pedigree and close out documentation

  • Support a variety of hand on activities in the labs, under the supervision of experienced technical staff – Targeted growth is to transfer more accountability to the candidate as they grow into their role.

Qualifications We Require:

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent.

  • Experience coordinating work of external support organizations (e.g. security, facilities, various lab supporting organizations)

  • Organizational or basic project management experience

  • Experience administering security policy/requirements

  • Ability to manage and track experimental hardware, including technical details such as state of health

  • Ability and willingness to learn new skills such as basic mechanical assembly and chemical/materials experiments

  • Active DOE Q or DoD TS security clearance.

  • Active SCI clearance.

Qualifications We Desire:

Ideally, we would like to see your background include some of the following:

  • Extensive experience with Classified hardware at all levels

  • Working with classified information

  • Ability to take on a wide variety of problems where there is not a known pathway to the answer

  • Familiarity with work planning and controls processes for activity level work (work approval and safety planning processes)

  • Experience maintaining online sites for organizational/team communication and collaboration as needed

  • Active SCI clearance.

About Our Team:

The VCU supports various communities both within SNL and externally to improve the security of their designs. The VCU focuses on complete systems, across the many boundaries of science and engineering. To inform their customers, VCU assessments include analysis, experimentation and intelligence analysis that range in scale from laboratory to large scale.

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) SCI security clearance to start, or equivalent active security clearance with another U.S. government agency (e.g., DOD). 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 and SCI access, both of which require US citizenship. SCI access may also require a polygraph examination. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain these levels of access 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.


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.

Job ID: 686748