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


We are seeking a Mechanical Measurements Trades

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

+ Plan, perform and analyze a variety of mechanical measurements 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\.
+ Position will be working in Mechanical Calibration, part of Primary Standards Laboratory\.


+ Documented work experience in the calibration / certification of M&TE and secondary reference standards\.
+ Experience in using and development of calibration procedures and uncertainty analysis
+ Work involves utilizing all types of precision measurement equipment to measure piece parts, gauges, and prototype model assemblies to verify conformance of dimensional accuracy to specifications; to perform machine tool alignments and torque wrench calibrations; to provide length, mass, and force calibration in a standards lab; and to provide precision field measurement services when requested\.
+ Responsibilities include operating state\-of\-the\-art measurement and calibration equipment that requires computer skills to create, edit, and execute programs on various coordinate measuring machines \(CMM\), optical and video measuring centers, and surface texture/profile analyzers; applying solid model CAD/CAM software to generate profile definitions; performing complex and difficult setups using open set\-up techniques; sketching drawings; preparing standard and special computer\-generated measurements reports; utilizing computerized databases to maintain required records; provide technical oversight for shop, sub\-shop, and out\-of\-shop fabricate\-to\-print work\.
+ Serve as a consultant to technical personnel on interpretation of various measurement standards and design issues, and writing and developing cost estimates, reports, process travelers and work instructions/procedures\.
+ As assigned, act as lead person which includes, but is not limited to, responsibility for making schedule commitment\(s\), assignment of work to coworkers, instructing, consulting, or training others\. Perform work using industry\-standard safety practices\.
+ 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\.


+ Documented training \(e\.g\. apprenticeship or military training\) in the field of metrology\.
+ Experience with coordinate measuring machines \(CMM's\) and or video systems is a plus\.
+ Minimum of 5\-8 years as a fully qualified Mechanical Measurements Tradesperson or Completion of a State approved Mechancial Measurements Apprenticeship Program\.
+ Experience with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing \(GD&T\)\.
+ Experience in the calibration of measuring and test equipment \(M&TE\) and reference standards\.

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\.

Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance\. \(Ability to obtain and maintain\)

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct 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\.

EEO Statement:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT


+ As part of the Primary Standards Laboratory \(PSL\) Mechanical Calibration performs calibrations / certifications of secondary standards and M&TE\.
+ Employee will possibly work in the various areas of length, mass, force and torque calibrations\.
+ Use of recall system to document calibration results and issue certificates will be required\.

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.