14 days old

GT1 Electrical-Fire Alarm

Albuquerque, NM 87102

We are seeking a Electrical Trades

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

+ Inspect, test, maintain, install, modify, and repair Fire Alarm systems
+ Trouble-shoot Fire Alarm Systems during standard and non-standard hours
+ Be able/available to work overtime on an as needed basis and be on-call
+ Support acceptance testing of Fire Alarm Systems
+ Support impairments of Fire Alarm Systems
+ 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.


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.


+ Perform required periodic testing of systems and utilize a computerized database to maintain required records.
+ Perform work using industry standard safety practices such as: proper use and inspection of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and test equipment for confirmation of the de-energization of electrical circuits including but not limited to insulation resistance tester, digital multi-meter, and circuit tracers.
+ Devise tests, fabricate assemblies, or troubleshoot as necessary.
+ Utilize a computerized database to maintain records, and keep work areas in a clean and orderly condition.
+ May consult with other Tradespersons and provide direction to other employees as required.
+ Lay out, install, modify, troubleshoot, repair and maintain medium and high voltage electrical systems.
+ Diagnose and correct malfunctions in complex electrical transmission and distribution systems and detect and mark all types of interior and exterior electrical utilities.
+ Work involves bucket truck and digger-derrick pole truck operation.
+ Perform switching procedures and techniques; conduct high voltage testing procedures; and use cable splicing and HV termination techniques.
+ Perform work using industry-standard safety practices, techniques, and sequences for determining the de-energization of high voltage circuits; installation and removal of grounding clusters; demonstrate knowledge of test equipment to troubleshoot high voltage electrical circuits; work with facilities/construction engineers to evaluate, plan, and coordinate utility spotting activities. Must have experience in the construction of HV equipment/systems and an understanding of the associated hazards involved.
+ Must have working knowledge of SNL's high voltage electrical transmission and distribution systems and complete SNL's High Voltage Mentorship Program.
+ Must be able to obtain the mobile crane certification.
+ Lay out, install, modify, troubleshoot, repair and maintain specialized facilities, electrical fire alarm systems, intrusion alarm systems, inverters, emergency lights, overhead doors, vehicle gates and building grounding and distribution systems including transfer switches and standby/emergency generator systems.
+ Troubleshoot and repair communication systems, control and alarm systems, and associated computer equipment interfaces.
+ Responsibilities include thermographic scanning, diagnosing and correcting malfunctions in highly specialized electrical and electronic test equipment, and electromechanical circuits and devices associated with facility and process equipment and test equipment including infrared thermography, communications transmission system test equipment, and three-point ground resistivity meters.
+ Work on complex electrical, electronic and electromechanical systems, circuits, and devices associated with facility and process equipment.
+ Diagnose and correct malfunctions in electrical systems, circuits, and components.
+ Must have working knowledge of SNL's Low Voltage Electrical Distribution systems.
+ Will perform appropriate, auxiliary, or related duties in the general area of work activity necessary to accomplish the above.


+ Requirements include completion of a 4-year State approved electrical apprenticeship program or equivalent
+ Typical experience includes minimum of 3-5 years as a fully qualified Electrical Tradesperson, and is capable of obtaining a journeyman's license
+ NICET Certification in Fire Alarm Systems
+ Knowledge of NFPA72
+ Experience with Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Fire Alarm Systems
+ Knowledge and experience installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting Fire Alarm Systems
+ The successful candidate must be able to work either independently, or as a member of a team
+ Leadership skills, and good communication skills (written and verbal)
+ Punctuality, and a solid attendance record
+ Knowledge of how a Behavior Based Safety system functions works to help reduce injuries and provide a safer workplace
+ Active Department of Energy "L" or "Q" clearance

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: http://www.sandia.gov

*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.

EEO Statement:

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.


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.



  • Engineering
Posted: 2021-04-02 Expires: 2021-05-02

 World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

National security is our business. We apply science to help detect, repel, defeat, or mitigate threats.

For more than 60 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation's most challenging security issues.

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