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Sandia National Laboratories SERVICE MECH (STRUCTURAL) - Gr7 in Albuquerque, New Mexico

What Your Job Will Be Like:


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

  • Inspect buildings to determine type and extent of repair necessary.

  • Replace and repair building fixtures and members, with a minimum of direct supervision.

  • Requires thorough knowledge of a variety of building materials, lighting and plumbing fixtures and tools.

  • Service and repair a variety of plant equipment, structures and office furniture.

  • Assist Tradesmen in structural modifications and repairs.

  • Also requires lifting 20 to 60 lbs. frequently and exposure to variable work conditions.

  • As a condition of employment, Metal Trades positions are represented by the Metal Trades Council (MTC) and represented employees must pay the monthly membership dues or agency fee.

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate:

Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious accommodation 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.

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.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy "L" clearance.

  • According to established procedures and schedules, inspect, install, repair, and replace a variety of building fixtures. Install lighting fixtures, desk lamps, clocks, film screens, mini-blinds and window coverings, paintings, framed posters, plaques, wall charts, chalkboards, sign-out boards, porcelain boards , first aid kits, key boxes, stamp racks, signs, coatracks, hooks, pencil sharpeners, planters; soap, cup, and towel dispensers; gas cylinder racks, hand railings, door locks, stops, and weather stripping; trash receptacles, ashtray mountings, mirrors, scotchcal and metal signs, windows, and similar items.

  • Furnish and install a wide variety of shelving, flipper doors and work surface accessories such as tack boards, task lights, pencil, and tub file drawers.

  • Repair office furniture and design and manufacture replacement parts as needed.

  • Repair holes in wood and concrete floors and walls, door latches; locks and hinges, ladder safety pads and feet, furniture casters and glides, typewriter stands, chair armrests, bumpers, frames, lockers, stopped sinks, and similar items.

  • Replace bathroom fixtures, furniture glides and casters, carpet runners, incandescent lamps, floor tiles and ceiling panels, and similar items.

  • Repair and replace metal ceiling grid; install special metal brackets; read sketches and drawings; repair and replace stair treads. Assemble and repair computer furniture and work stations.

  • Perform structural building preventative maintenance that includes: door and window hardware such as hinges, replacement closures, thresholds, handles, latches, locks, hasps and weather-stripping. Assist Tradesmen in dismantling and repairing complicated structures and making structural modifications.

  • Perform miscellaneous duties such as moving furniture and equipment that may require the use of forklifts, hand trucks, and dollies.

  • Spot paint in order to complete maintenance tasks. Requisition materials and supplies, maintain simple work records, and keep areas in - clean and orderly condition

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Experience working in a team environment

  • Familiarity with the common somputer-operating environment.

  • Active Department of Energy "L" or "Q" clearance.

About Our Team:

The Structural Services department is the maintenance team in charge of maintaining Sandia National Laboratories facilities, including road grading, landscaping, gates, turnstiles, plumbing, millwright work, painting, carpentry, mechanical utilities, and snow removal. To maintain the facilities, we are divided into four distinct teams: Structural Services 1, Structural Services 2, Mechanical Utilities, and Roads and Grounds.

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 L-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 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.

Essential Functions:

Selected applicants will be required to pass a Job Placement Assessment before beginning the job to ensure that they can perform the essential physical requirements, with or without accommodations.

Job ID: 683631