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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
GT1 Precision Grinder
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description


We are seeking a Precision Grinder Trades

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

+ Plan and perform a variety of grinding, polishing, and lapping operations in an engineering, research and development, and/or complex production environment\.
+ 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\.


+ Work involves utilizing all types of precision grinding, polishing, and lapping equipment to produce piece parts, gauges, and model assemblies; and to grind and refurbish standard and special purpose cutting tools\.
+ Responsibilities include operating state\-of\-the\-art grinding, polishing, and lapping equipment that requires the creation, operation, and editing of various computer programs; generating profile drawings; performing complex and difficult setups using tools, cameras, microscopes, and other equipment; applying solid model CAD/CAM software to prepare standard and special computer\-generated machine tool programs; providing technical oversight for fabricate\-to\-print work; collaborate with engineers and serve as a consultant on design and manufacturability issues; and act as a lead person which includes, but is not limited to, responsibilities for making schedule commitments, assignment of work to co\-workers, and instructing or training others\.
+ Utilize a computerized database to maintain required records\.
+ Perform work using industry\-standard safety practices\.
+ Utilize continuous improvement methodologies to mistake proof processes, deliver high quality product, reduce waste and improve processes while maintaining production delivery expectations\.
+ Required skills, Physical Assessments, & Certifications:

Once the applicant has submitted their application and resume, there will be several levels of screening as applicable:

Resume review for direct experience and related work history;

Skills assessments

Interview evaluations;

Pre\-employment background reviews \(for external applicants\);

Drug testing; and

Physical job placement assessments\. Each screening level must be passed successfully and consecutively in order to be eligible for consideration\.

A job placement assessment \(JPA\) will be required as part of the screening for this position\.

This JPA will evaluate your ability to meet the physical requirements of this job


+ Typical experience shall include a minimum of 5\-8 years as a fully qualified Precision Grinding Tradesperson\.
+ Completion of a State approved Machinist apprenticeship program\.
+ Outline of general scope of work\-\-no attempt made to include all associated details or duties\.
+ Active "Q" clearance\.

Department Description:

The Ceramics and Glass Processing Department at Sandia National Laboratories provides a broad range of processing options for many types and compositions of prototype ceramic, glass, and glass\-ceramic components\. Our capabilities range from chemical synthesis of powders and glasses, through powder processing, billet formation and machining, to complete component fabrication and testing\.

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: http://www\.sandia\.gov

\*These benefits vary by job classification\.

EEO Statement:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT

Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance\.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications\. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance, which requires U\.S\. citizenship\.

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, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\.

About Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin company, for the U.S. Department of Energy. With main facilities in Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA, Sandia has major R&D responsibilities in national security, energy and environmental technologies, and economic competitiveness.