The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
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R&D Laboratory Support Technologist for Glass, Ceramic, and Glass-to-metal Seals

Albuquerque, NM
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We are seeking an R&D Laboratory Support Technologist to work on mechanical property testing of brittle materials \(glass, ceramics, and glass\-to\-metal seals\)\. Duties also include general lab support for brittle materials labs and testing equipment\. Testing includes thermo\-mechanical analysis, operation of hydraulic load frames, and optical microscopy\. The work is in a modern laboratory facility that is well equipped with state\-of\-the\-art equipment including contact\-angle\-measurement furnace and other furnaces, dilatometers, DMA, TMA, scanning electron and other microscopes, various indenters, Raman spectrometers, and digital image correlation equipment\. The institution possesses virtually all relevant material characterization equipment\.

Instead of routine technician's work, this job provides varying research tasks and challenges including:

+ Perform mechanical testing and data collection on a variety brittle materials using standard or exploratory methods

+ Determine equipment requirements, set up equipment, perform tests and experiments, or prepare and analyze results

+ Operate and maintain experimental equipment, perform experiments, maintain a safe environment, and make, record, and document observations

+ Design experiments around failed parts to determine cause of failure


+ Bachelors degree in Material Science, Ceramic, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering or related field

+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance\.


+ Experience working with multiple researchers and managing priorities\.

+ Experience with mechanical testing

+ Experience with brittle materials \(e\.g\. glass and ceramics\)

+ Experience with Matlab, SolidWorks, LabView, Microsoft Office

+ Experience in experimental stress analysis

Department Description:

The Materials Mechanics And Tribology Department provides solutions to problems involving mechanical properties of materials\. The Departments work ranges from cutting\-edge science to quick diagnostics and design for high\-consequence hardware\.

The department has world\-class expertise in characterizing mechanical properties such as elasticity, plasticity, fracture, friction, wear, lubrication and electrical contacts\. The department supports mainly Nuclear Weapons program customers, but also customers in other areas including satellites, defense systems, energy, and other programs\.

Currently the departments Brittle Mechanics Laboratory has high work load in materials structures, properties, variability, performance and reliability\. Staff and technologists are highly engaged in providing collaborative, innovative materials science and systems\-based engineering solutions\. The technologists work involves state\-of\-the\-art equipment and requires creativity, focused thinking, and good teamwork\.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nations 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 withamazingimpact 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 schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical 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:

Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance\.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications\. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance, which requires U\.S\. citizenship\.

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, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\.

EEO Statement:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT


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