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Z Oil, Water, and SF6 Systems Technologist (Experienced)

Company: Sandia National Laboratories
Location: Albuquerque
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Posting Duration

This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the 'posting date'. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires attest to their vaccination status before commencing employment. The requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually.
Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to HR Solutions at .

What Your Job Will Be Like

We are seeking a R&D Laboratory Support Technologist to support the Z Machine's oil, water, and gas systems! In this role you will execute daily operations and become an expert in our oil, water, and gas systems as we look to improve and sustain the Z Machine.
On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Work with your operations teammates to ensure Z is ready for executing experiments
  • Collaborate with groups 1650 and 1690 we develop plans to improve our systems and diagnostics.
  • Execute preventative maintenance, repairs, and planned system upgrades. Join our team and achieve your goals while making a difference!

    Qualifications We Require

    • High school diploma
    • Five years' experience maintaining and troubleshooting electrical and/or mechanical systems
    • Able to acquire and maintain a DOE Q clearance

      Qualifications We Desire

      • Ability to model behaviors that reflect Sandia National Laboratories' core values
      • Experience with pulsed power systems
      • Experience with large scale fluid systems
      • Experience with pressure systems
      • Experience with welding and fabrication
      • Experience with electrical systems

        About Our Team

        The Z Machine Infrastructure & Ops Department (01672) is responsible for ensuring that Sandia's Z Machine is ready and configured to support the nation's High Energy Density Physics (HEDP) stockpile stewardship and other national security missions as the world's most powerful pulsed power driver. This team works together to prepare the machine for daily operation according to the requested experiment specifications and ensure that all the pulsed power and supporting systems are maintained. Once an experiment is loaded, the team readies and fires the machine and ensures that all the requested waveforms are captured and processed for further scientific analyses. This team is highly adaptable and dynamic because of the developmental nature of many of the experiments, and the fact that Z supports Materials Science, Radiation Physics, and Fusion experiments which all have unique needs and requirements.

        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 with amazing impact 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 work arrangements for many positions include; 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)
        • Generous vacations, strong medical 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.


          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.

          Essential Functions

          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.

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