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Mechanical Technologist (Early/Mid-Career)

Albuquerque, NM 87102
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The Mechanical Test Operations Team in the Validation and Qualification Sciences Group is seeking an early career Mechanical Technologist to support a multi-disciplinary team of engineers, designers, test operation teams and technicians to set-up and execute large-scale experiments at one of Sandias Major Environmental Testing Facilities in TAIII. You will construct, set-up, modify, troubleshoot, calibrate, adjust, test and maintain equipment, components, devices and systems at the testing facilities to meet the Validation and Qualification needs of Sandia National Laboratories missions.

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

+ Work with a team to ensure customers test objectives are safely met on time and within budget while complying with all corporate and Group Work Planning and Controls requirements.
+ Conduct routine housekeeping, maintenance and repair of test facilities, equipment troubleshooting, forklift, crane, rigging and hoisting operations.
+ Participate with implementation of work planning and control processes to assure safe, secure, high quality operations.

Do you enjoy working in a dynamic environment on programs of critical national security importance which will challenge and develop your technical and communication skills? If so, consider applying for his position!


+ High School diploma plus three years of directly related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
+ Experience with material handling equipment i.e. forklift, heavy equipment, overhead crane operations
+ Experience with pressure system equipment i.e. nitrogen, cryogenic
+ Active DOE L security clearance or equivalent


+ Associate degree in electromechanical, mechanical technology, or construction discipline
+ Ability and willingness to work in remote locations and field test environments
+ Experience with maintaining test facilities, ES&H documentation processes, and equipment.
+ Good interpersonal, organizational and oral communication skills
+ Experience with rigging, hoisting and crane operations
+ Experience with heavy equipment operations
+ Experience with mechanical design, machining, machine shops, laboratory instrumentation, data acquisition systems and CAD software
+ Demonstrated commitment to producing high-quality results and a focused attention to detail
+ Active DOE Q security clearance or equivalent

Department Description:

The Validation and Qualification Sciences Group (1530) is responsible for large-scale experimental activities in Tech Area III. The Mechanical Test Operations Team (1531-1) is embedded in the Mechanical Environments department (1531) and is one of six departments within 1530 with the responsibility for developing and delivering experiments to provide information on the performance, safety, and reliability of nuclear weapons and other systems and to acquire data to validate computational simulations of these events. The Mechanical Test Operations department owns and operates four Major Environmental Testing Facilities including:

The Centrifuge/Superfuge Complex

The Mechanical Shock Complex

The Mobile Gun Test Complex

The Water Impact/Drop Tower Complex

(http://www.sandia.gov/vqsec/INDEX.html ). 1530 is a significant contributor to Sandias Nuclear Weapons Stewardship Mission but also serves a broader community that includes all of the Sandia Management Units with a growing Work For Others portfolio.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nations 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: http://www.sandia.gov

*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) L security clearance to start, or equivalent active security clearance with another U.S. government agency (e.g., DOD).

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 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 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, disability, or veteran status.


Posted: 2019-11-27 Expires: 2019-12-28

 World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

National security is our business. We apply science to help detect, repel, defeat, or mitigate threats.

For more than 60 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation's most challenging security issues.

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