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Senior Radiological Control Technician/Technologist

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 688522

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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.

NNSA Requirements for MedPEDs:

If you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs.

If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

Are you passionate about your work and dream of using 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 seek to join Sandia National Labs Radiation Protection Department.

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

  • Attain and maintain SNL RCT qualifications.

  • Provide technical expertise for the recognition, measurement, evaluation, and control of hazards from ionizing radiation, radioactive material, and radiation generating devices.

  • Use a wide variety of radiological instruments.

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

  • Interact with radiological workers throughout the laboratories and field sites.

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

This position requires the ability to work a modified schedule occasionally to accommodate customer and travel demands.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Operational experience as a qualified RCT commensurate with ANSI 3.1.

  • Ability to qualify for use of respiratory protection.

  • High school diploma or GED.

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

  • Basic computer skills (MS Office).

  • 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.

Qualifications We Desire:

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

  • NRRPT registered.

  • Experience as a radiological worker in the DOE complex.

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

  • Current DOE Q-level security clearance.

  • Current HAZWOPER training.

About Our Team:

The Radiation Protection group provides radiation protection services to Sandia line organizations and is the steward of the corporate Radiation Protection Program. Our services include translation of DOE rules and directives into Sandia specific requirements; development of tools to identify and control hazards from the use of radioactive materials and radiation-generating devices; providing trained and qualified personnel to support radiological work throughout the Laboratories; and workplace monitoring to ensure effectiveness of radiological controls. The group works with the corporate Radiation Protection Safety Committee to establish goals, measure performance, and perform assessments to support continuous improvement in radiological work.

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.


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: 688522

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  • Worklife Balance
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Exceptional 401K Savings Plan
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Wellness Programs
  • On-site Amenities
  • Vacation Buy Plan
  • Telecommuting Arrangements*

*with management approval

Life in New Mexico

  • Affordable housing, reasonable cost of living
  • Minimal traffic congestion compared to larger cities
  • Outdoor recreation - Ski, snowboard, hike, etc.
  • Experience rich culture and history
  • International Balloon Fiesta
  • Green chile – NM Cuisine
  • Museums, Parks, Sports

Learn more about Life in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Sandia is a drug-free workplace. As a national laboratory funded by a U.S. government agency, we are subject to federal laws regarding illegal drug use. Illegal use of a controlled substance, including marijuana even in places where it does not violate state law, may impact your ability to obtain and/or maintain a Department of Energy security clearance, and may result in the withdrawal of an employment offer or termination of employment.

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