Sandia National Laboratories Jobs

sandia mobile logo

Job Information

Sandia National Laboratories General Technologist (Early/Mid-Career) in Livermore, California


We are seeking a self-motivating R&D General Technologist to perform electronic material and device fabrication and characterization to support a variety of Sandia missions.

On any given day, you will:

  • Preparation of test specimens for energy storage and electronic materials evaluation
  • Electrical, physical and electrochemical characterization of materials and devices using a range of techniques
  • Configure experimental apparatus including setting up data acquisition systems


  • Associate’s degree in a STEM discipline (e.g. mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, physics, computer science, materials science) OR equivalent experience
  • Experience with design, assembly, testing and troubleshooting of mechanical and electrical devices
  • Ability to hold a Department of Energy Q-level clearance


  • Bachelor's degree in materials science, engineering, physics, chemistry, or a related field
  • Experience with data acquisition systems, computer control systems or transducer electronics
  • Experience in the operation of characterization instrumentation, or an aptitude for working with hardware and instrumentation
  • Experience with laboratory set-up, health and safety concerns, lab maintenance activities and working with hazardous chemicals

Department Description:

We are the Quantum & Electronic Materials (08345) team! We advance the state-of-knowledge in quantum and electronic properties of materials, and collaborates closely with other domain knowledge experts to use these advances to enable and accelerate development of emerging non-conventional computing, communication, quantum information devices, and sensors. Our research efforts include: advanced materials and device concepts for ultra-low-energy computing and sensing, nano-electronics, quantum topological materials, quantum-confined low-dimensional systems, advanced materials and device concepts for neuromorphic computing, materials synthesis and device fabrication, and computational and theoretical condensed matter physics.

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 withamazingimpact 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 schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical 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.