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Sandia National Laboratories R&D Laboratory Support Technologist-Advanced Manufacturing 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.


We are seeking a Laboratory Support Technologist to join the advanced manufacturing team.

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

  • Operate a suite of advanced manufacturing capabilities, troubleshoot hardware/software issues, devise creative solutions to day-to-day challenges

  • Draft engineering drawings and CAD models to support a diverse internal/external customer base with needs that span engineering solutions to basic science questions

  • Compose technical reports and summaries for dissemination to sponsors and the scientific community

  • Carry out activity level work in an engineering/chemical lab space shared by several staff members, student interns and technologists

  • Iterate design and fabrication process for advanced manufacturing for applications including integrated circuits, micro-optics, and flexible and printed electronics

  • Work collaboratively with diverse scientists/engineers, technical leads, customers, and management to understand needs, develop vision, design solutions, and deliver high quality R&D


  • A Bachelor’s degree in electrical, mechanical, chemical engineering or related science, technical, engineering, or mathematics field.

  • Experienced working in a research or laboratory environment

  • Experience or training with CAD software

  • Able to acquire and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance


  • You have a proficient understanding of computer aided design (CAD) software and hardware spanning 3D printing techniques that include SLA, MPL, SLS, FDM and multiphoton lithography

  • Ability to perform laboratory work in a safe and organized fashion

  • Understanding of electrical engineering concepts and programming for automation

  • Proven oral and written interpersonal skills to include experience with written proposals and publications as well as experience in the execution of strategies and delivering results for customers and scientific dissemination

  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary group to execute tasks in advanced manufacturing

  • Experience with chemistry concepts and techniques

    Department Description:

    The Advanced Materials Laboratory Department conducts research and development in a wide range of novel materials synthesis strategies and unique processing techniques to advance scientific understanding and provide practical solutions to the needs of a wide variety of Sandia customers and external entities. Specifically, activities in our research groups include; synthesizing new precursor chemistries and surface functional groups, understanding different routes to nano-scale particles and thin films, understanding the rheology of metal-particle inks and ceramic slurries, investigating new catalyst materials and conducting mechanistic studies of catalysis, and investigating the self-assembly of nanoparticles in 2- and 3-dimensions. Processing research and development includes; providing a Direct Write capability that can deliver metal nanoparticle inks to topographically challenging substrates, electrospining of fibers of vastly different compositions, and combining different materials and processing strategies to realize disruptive advances in a variety of application spaces. Our customers include all of Sandia's mission areas and numerous external collaborators. Our laboratory facilities are located at the Advanced Materials Laboratory, a leased facility on the campus of the University of New Mexico. This geographical advantage allows us to work closely with students and faculty at local community colleges and UNM, as well as universities throughout the United States.

    Our team is committed to nurturing environment compatible with a broad group of people and perspectives in accordance with the changing makeup of the workforce. In support of this vision, our center actively recruits applicants from diverse groups of backgrounds and fosters an inclusive community.

    Join us and work towards your goals while making a difference!

    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.