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R&D Materials Scientist - Thin Film Coatings (Experienced)

Sandia National Laboratories


Location:
Albuquerque, NM
Date:
08/18/2017
2017-08-182017-09-16
Job Code:
658224
Categories:
  • Mechanical Engineering - Applied Mechanics
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Job ID: 658224
Company: Sandia National Laboratories
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Job Title:R&D Materials Scientist - Thin Film Coatings (Experienced)

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We are seeking a Materials Scientist to support research in Thin Film Coatings.

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

+ Apply fundamental process, physical and chemical principles to create coatings that meet customer requirements
+ Develop and conduct research programs involving thin films, vacuum systems, and related technologies
+ Develop technical solutions to challenging problems usually working on a team
+ Interact with a variety of customers

Required:



+ Master?s or PhD in Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, or related STEM discipline
+ Bachelor?s in Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, or related STEM discipline
+ Two years? relevant experience
+ Experience with materials and process characterization techniques, and process-structure-property relationships
+ Experience with Physical Vapor Deposition Techniques
+ Good communication skills as evidenced by a history of publication of results in peer-reviewed journals and external presentations at appropriate scientific conferences
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance

Desired:

+ Experience with ALD, HiPIMS, and/or Reactive Deposition
+ Knowledge of functional coatings technology including electrical, optical, and tribological
+ Hands-on experience with custom built sputtering, evaporation, and vacuum systems
+ Experience using CAD programs to design masks and fixtures, e.g. SolidWorks
+ Excellent communication skills
+ Ability to work independently and as part of a team
+ PhD in Materials Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics, or related discipline



The Coatings and Additive Manufacturing Department provides scientific and engineering expertise in the areas of thin films, thermal spray deposition, cold spray deposition, vacuum system/component fabrication, laser machining and surface modification, precision engineering, and additive manufacturing for the Laboratories. Over 25 elements as well as numerous compounds and alloys can be deposited by sputter deposition and electron beam evaporation. Thin film properties can also be characterized. Thermal spray capabilities include both conventional (flame, plasma, twin-wire arc, HVOF) and advanced technologies: cold spray and low pressure plasma spray. Precision engineering includes the design and fabrication of miniature and meso-scale devices, electrical discharge machining (EDM), diamond and laser machining, laser etching, micro-metrology, as well as technical consulting. Additive manufacturing encompasses both direct write (aerosol ink jet printing, extrusion casting, and conformal printing) and metal additive (powder bed and LENS). Our staff supports a variety of programs and is highly engaged in providing collaborative, innovative materials science and systems-based engineering solutions.


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 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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