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Sandia National Laboratories R&D Laboratory Support Technologist (Early Career) 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 R&D Laboratory Support Technologist

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

  • Execute calibrations and maintenance on equipment such as ovens, furnaces, temperature chambers, vacuum systems, welders, laser markers, part-cleaning systems, and production testers.

  • Troubleshoot and repair all types of production equipment including PLC control systems, computer hardware, and related sub-components.

  • Review, revise, and back up computer software including Windows OS, Labview, and various PLC software applications.

  • Interface extensively with our Center 7500 customers and provide them with strong technical support and frequent communication of status.


  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance.

  • Associate's degree in a technical field such as electronics, manufacturing technology, engineering technology, or other related technical fields


  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field such as mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, manufacturing technology, engineering technology, or other related technical fields.

  • Experience in executing calibrations and conducting maintenance on equipment.

  • Experience in troubleshooting and repair all types of production equipment

  • Ability to review, revise, and back up computer software including Windows OS and PLC software applications

  • Ability to team effectively with others including peers, customers, and service providers

  • Ability to work independently, manage and prioritize work, and work effectively under stressful situations

  • Ability to work safely by applying critical-thinking and problem-solving skills to activity-level work that may change and evolve as the work progress

    Department Description:

The Calibration & Maintenance Team is a calibration and maintenance provider for Center 7500 production and is responsible for calibrating and maintaining equipment and testers. It is also the mission of the Calibration and Maintenance Team to provide ancillary services including metrology consulting, Maximo support, and calibration logistics management. Our team is committed to nurturing a culture 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.


This Limited Term Employee (LTE) position is a temporary position for one year term, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to a maximum of seven years.

Individuals in LTE positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.


Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires attest to their vaccination status before commencing employment. The requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually.

Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to HR Solutions at (505) 284-4700.