Mechanical Engineer- Facilities (Experienced)

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.

NNSA Requirements for MedPEDs

If 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.

Salary Range

$88,600 – $172,300

*Salary range is estimated, and actual salary will be determined after consideration of the selected candidate’s experience and qualifications, and application of any approved geographic salary differential.

What Your Job Will Be Like

Do you want to join a dynamic team that develops creative solutions for our nation’s security? If so, you could be the Facilities Mechanical Engineer we are seeking to join our team! You will lead engineering activities and provide direction to the Work Coordination & Control and Maintenance Team Leaders for questions regarding systems affected by projects, operations, and maintenance activities. We also identify facility project needs through the Condition Assessment, Resource Conservation, or Operations processes and assist in integrating those needs across the site.

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

  • Maintain a broad understanding of the building systems, safety systems structures and components, and design basis.
  • Write high-rigor planned outage procedures and switching memos and review/approve all procedures and memos for assigned portfolio.
  • Support project requirements development, developing and analyzing design options and alternatives, A/E Q&A, engineered safety, and project design reviews focusing on specification and standard reviews at the building system level operations and maintainability of equipment.
  • Provide technical expertise and analysis in support of predictive and preventative maintenance technologies.
  • Support Affinity Groups, Standards, Specifications and Design Manual develop, and improvement.

Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite 100% of the time.

Applicants on this requisition may be interviewed by multiple organizations at Sandia National Laboratories

Qualifications We Require

  • Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering or relevant field plus five (5) or more years of related experience; or a Master’s degree in above plus one (1) or more years of relevant experience
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE L-level security clearance.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Ph.D in relevant field with an emphasis in HVAC or mechanical utilities
  • Ability to obtain a Professional Engineer (P.E) license, or a current active Professional Engineer (P.E) license
  • Experience working with nuclear facilities, using computerized facilities management systems (Maximo, Tririga, etc)
  • Understanding of NNSA, DOE or other federal government requirements
  • Knowledge of current mechanical codes and standards (IBC, ASHRAE), scoping detailed mechanical projects, and correcting mechanical systems
  • Skills in analysis and reasoning to identify and resolve mechanical risk issues with the mission in mind and assist in making recommendations to management
  • Background developing and implementing a preventive maintenance plans
  • Leadership skills including the ability to articulate the vision to key partners
  • Working knowledge and understanding in Facilities engineering, design, construction and contracting, best standards and practices
  • Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Ability to successfully plan, organize, lead, and monitor team efforts to completion

About Our Team

Our mission is to maintain the buildings and associated systems fit for mission use, as well as to facilitate modifications in support of future mission work. We strive to partner with our customers to respond to building issues and support the needs of the mission.

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*

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*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 L-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 the 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.

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