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Computer Aided Design and Drafting Technologist (Experienced)

Company: Sandia National Laboratories
Location: Albuquerque
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

About SandiaSandia 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 worldwideExtraordinary co-workersSome of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the worldCareer advancement and enrichment opportunitiesFlexible 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.What Your Job Will Be LikeWe are seeking a dedicated Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Technologist to join our diverse team of engineering and technologist staff to assist with the scoping/definition, creation, submission, and implementation of engineering design documents (CAD drawings and technical specifications) of perimeter (aka PIDAS) and interior intrusion detection systems.The selected applicant will work with engineers and technologists to develop clear, concise, and buildable design "packages". Our design package content varies from customer to customer based on their needs and the scope of work involved. The construction phase of the design package may be performed by Sandia personnel, customer/site personnel, subcontractor personnel, or a strategic combination of them all.On any given day, you may be called on to:Create new schematic drawings from scratch or make the necessary changes to existing drawingsRead/understand schematics, design prints and technical/repair manuals or documents or create entirely new ones.Work closely with the project manager, project engineers and other CADD technicians to receive instructions, guidance, and resolve design issues.Help support CAD standardization initiatives involving drawings, templates, and processes, or adapt ours to meet customer required formats.Calculate material quantities to inform cost estimates during ideal operations, interested candidates can expect 50% of their time will be spent generating CAD documents with the other 50% of the time spent in the field performing surveys, field testing, or assisting with PSS implementation that could involve incorporating as-built conditions to CAD documents.This position will require up to 25% travel.Due to the nature of the work, the selected candidate will be required to work onsite. Some telework/work from home may be authorized based on mission need and job performance.Qualifications We RequireAssociate of Applied Science (AAS) in Computer Aided Drafting, Automotive Technology, Electronics Technology, Network technology, Civil Engineering technology or other similar technology fields involving CADD.Minimum of five years' of experience using AutoCAD to create, modify, and coordinate engineering drawings for civil, electrical, communications (Fiber), network, mechanical, or structural systems.Experience with architectural/engineering CAD fields like electrical, mechanical, architectural, or pre-engineered specialty security components.Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance.Qualifications We DesireExperience drafting building structures, electronic wiring diagrams, power distribution systems, security vehicle barriers, HVAC systems, site development/grading and experience creating construction/fabrication documents like engineering design drawings and technical specifications.Proven experience in physical security system Design, Testing, and Engineering.Demonstrated experience contributing to complete "plan set" based on the scope of work involved.Possess a strong dedication to positive teaming dynamic, strong written and verbal skills, detail oriented with a keen focus on customer service.Ability to work independently and self-initiated.Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, and highly collaborative environment.Active DOE Q-level or DOD equivalent security clearance.About Our TeamWe are responsible for the engineering design and installation of physical security systems (PSS) across multiple DOE/NNSA and DoD locations. Working closely with our customers, we support projects that typically start with requirements definition and ends with a fully operational PSS. Project scope varies based on government policy, customer requirements/need, existing field conditions, and available resources. Our scope of work may include the planning & executing of site surveys to assess the current PSS effectiveness, development of conceptual or detailed PSS engineering designs, participation in procurement activities, PSS installation, PSS performance testing, technical QA/QC over-sight of others performing the PSS installation, and/or development of post-installation PSS logistics and maintenance plans.Posting DurationThis 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.Security ClearanceSandia 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.EEOAll 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.NNSA Requirements for MedPEDsIf you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs.If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date.

Keywords: Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque , Computer Aided Design and Drafting Technologist (Experienced), Professions , Albuquerque, New Mexico

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