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Welding/Fabrication and Rotating Equipment - Millwright Trades - GT1

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 688926

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What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking a Millwrights Trades

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

  • Obtain and analyze job information to lay-out, construct, modify, overhaul, maintain and repair all types of facility structures, structural equipment, and test facilities or other items.

  • Use prefabricated materials or raw materials and fabricate parts of assemblies as necessary.

  • Erect, dismantle, align, level, move or install all types of machine tools, process equipment, test equipment, and similar or associated items and structural devices.

  • Perform preventive and corrective maintenance functions on all types of roll-up doors and gate systems.

  • Plan and perform operations such as fabrication, installation, overhaul, or repair of cranes, hoists, large blowers, hydraulic or mechanical lifts, dock levelers, rolling steel doors, overhead sectional doors, vertical lift doors, fire doors, security gates, barrier gates (electrical and manual); installation and alignment of gears, shafts, pulleys, belts, guy cables, and power transmission assemblies; fabricate metal ladders and cabinets; erect steel towers or tracks; rig, move, set, level, and anchor heavy machine tools or equipment and test equipment; perform carpentry, fabricate, install or modify various types of cabinets, tops, trims, moldings, finish flooring, displays, wood towers, ceilings, special concrete forms, trusses or bearing partitions, and masonry mockups.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of arc, inert-gas arc, and gas welding and cutting.

  • Utilize a computerized database to maintain required records.

  • Requirements include completion of a State certified millwright apprenticeship program.

  • Perform work using industry standard safety practices.

  • Collaborate with engineers and serve as a consultant on structural fabrication issues.

  • Consult with other Tradespersons and act as a lead person, which includes, but is not limited to assigning work to coworkers and instructing or training others as required.

  • 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.

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.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Must possess a valid New Mexico driver's license.

  • Experience with rebuilding pumps, heavy equipment moves and welding or training certificates in arc, inert-gas arc, and gas welding and cutting; general carpentry framing and forming; sheet metal layout and fabrication; cabinet making; door hardware; alignment-machine dynamics; and blue print reading.

  • Must be customer focused and yet also be self-directed.

  • Expected to perform as a strong team player and assist other team members assigned to support Structural Services Department when needed.

  • Strong communication skills are a must.

  • Applicants must submit a resume which reflects their experience with the required and desired criteria.

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Typical experience includes minimum of 3-5 years as a fully qualified Millwright Tradesperson.

  • 3 to 5 years of experience working in a commercial or industrial setting as a fully qualified Journeyman.

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

About Our Team:

The Structural Services Team provides preventative and corrective maintenance on building structural systems and equipment. This includes fabrication, installation, overhaul or repair of cranes, hoists. This team is also responsible for locksmith services, shop and field painting services and supporting Mechanical Utilities team activity.

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:

This position does not currently require a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance.

Sandia will conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Furthermore, employees in New Mexico need to pass a U.S. Air Force background screen for access to Kirtland Air Force Base. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause access to be denied or terminated, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

If hired without a clearance and it subsequently becomes necessary to obtain and maintain one for the position, or you bid on positions that require a clearance, a pre-processing background review may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation. Applicants for a DOE security clearance need to be U.S. citizens. 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.

Members of the workforce (MOWs) hired at Sandia who require uncleared access for greater than 179 days during their employment, are required to go through the Uncleared Personal Identity Verification (UPIV) process. Access includes physical and/or cyber (logical) access, as well as remote access to any NNSA information technology (IT) systems. UPIV requirements are not applicable to individuals who require a DOE personnel security clearance for the performance of their SNL employment or to foreign nationals. The UPIV process will include the completion of a USAccess Enrollment, SF-85 (Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions) and OF-306 (Declaration of for Federal Employment). An unfavorable UPIV determination will result in immediate retrieval of the SNL issued badge, removal of cyber (logical) access and/or removal from SNL subcontract. All MOWs may appeal the unfavorable UPIV determination to DOE/NNSA immediately. If the appeal is unsuccessful, the MOW may try to go through the UPIV process one year after the decision date.


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: 688926

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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

Sandia invites you to review the Equal Employment Opportunity posters which include EEO is the Law, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

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.

Sandia is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodation in its application process for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you have difficulty using our online system due to a disability and need special assistance or accommodation, please send an email with your request to the Job Accommodation Specialist in (NM) . Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.