Job postings


Operating a research facility nearly a mile underground requires personnel with a wide range of skills, ranging from technicians and administrative personnel to engineers and research scientists. Sanford Underground Research Facility is an equal opportunity employer that offers competitive compensation and benefits.

Sanford Underground Research Facility employs:

  • Infrastructure and facilities technicians, with a variety of construction and maintenance skills
  • Administrators working in finance, procurement, accounting, human resources and other areas
  • Environment, health and safety professionals
  • Engineers, including mining, mechanical and electrical engineers
  • Water treatment plant operators
  • Custodial workers, on the surface and underground
  • Communications personnel
  • Security personnel
  • Project managers
  • Hoist operators
  • Electricians
  • Scientists, including geologists, physicists and others

Open positions are listed below and to the right.

For information about the summer internship opportunities click on this link.

Director of Engineering

Position open until filled

The Director of Engineering provides direct, hands on engineering support and also leads the Engineering Department team in the planning, development, and oversight for the implementation and rehabilitation of facilities and infrastructure for the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) site. The Director’s efforts include management of design, construction, and engineering support to operations activities required to develop, operate, and maintain SURF’s surface and underground facility site infrastructure. The Director has the responsibility, accountability, and authority to perform this role and provides direct supervision of the Engineering Department staff. The Director of Engineering directs the establishment and adherence to sound project management and engineering principles and processes to ensure facility projects are well planned, designed, constructed, and controlled.