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Full time
Job Category:
Z Machine Technologist (Early/Mid-Career)
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description


We are seeking a Laboratory Support Technologist to join the Z Operations’ Center Section team\.

Key functions of this role include, but are not limited to:

+ Loading and unloading the Z Machine, stack refurbishment and magnetically insulated transmission line \(MITL\) refurbishment
+ Operating hand tools \(e\.g\., grinders, sanders, wrenches, etc\.\)
+ Operating heavy equipment \(e\.g\., forklifts, cranes, custom industrial equipment, etc\.\)

This work environment requires extended physical activity while wearing personal protection equipment \(PPE\), including full Tyvek and respirator \(2\-6 hours per day\); entering and working in confined spaces and non\-air\-conditioned environments; climbing up and down ladders numerous times a day while wearing PPE; climbing multiple flights of stairs numerous times a day; and bending, twisting, climbing, crawling, crouching, squatting, pushing, and pulling\. The work schedule adapts routinely, and flexibility in responding to emerging mission needs is expected\.


+ High school diploma plus one year of experience working refurbishing the stack and Magnetically Insulated Transmission Lines for the Z Machine
+ Minimum of one\-year experience working in a Beryllium Regulated and Beryllium Contamination Control Areas as well as Radiological Materials Areas
+ Experience in work environments that require wearing PPE and working in confined space\(s\)
+ Experience operating hand tools and heavy equipment
+ Possess a valid driver’s license
+ Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q Clearance


+ Strong customer focus and a demonstrated ability to build effective relationships across organizational boundaries
+ Excellent verbal, written, planning, and interpersonal skills
+ Highly self\-motivated, adaptable to change, and an excellent work ethic
+ Ability to operate various types of moving equipment \(e\.g\. forklifts, overhead cranes\), as well as experience in lockout/tagout
+ Experience in implementing quality principles and standards

Department Description:

Department 01671, _Z Mission Assurance, Execution, and Analytics_ , is a diverse, interdisciplinary team dedicated to ensuring the operational readiness, agile & adaptive execution, and system\-level analysis for High Energy Density Physics \(HEDP\) campaigns at Sandia National Laboratories’ Z Machine\.

By applying systems engineering approaches and creating advanced software solutions, Department 01671 collaborates across Center 01600 to realize and analyze concepts of operation at the complex multi\-stakeholder Z facility, create and steward novel methods for workflow management & inter\-team coordination, and develop and deliver local capability enhancements\.

Additionally, the team ensures that Z’s final insulator and transmission line components are prepared to reliably stand\-off millions of Volts and deliver tens of millions of Amperes to complex experiment\-specific configurations that they’ve prepared in the machine\. Dedicated Z facility\-specific quality management, ES&H, and logistics resources work together to provide essential mission support for the entire Z facility and its many dynamic mission needs\.

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\.

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\.

EEO Statement:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT


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\.

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.