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R&D Mechanical Engineer-Aircraft Compatibility (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM
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Job ID: 659280
Company: Sandia National Laboratories
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Job Title:R&D Mechanical Engineer-Aircraft Compatibility (Experienced)


We are seeking a Mechanical Engineer to join our dynamic team. On any given day, the selected candidate will be asked to: Serve as the Mechanical Engineering lead for the B-52H and B-2A aircraft platforms plus serve as the Mechanical Engineering lead for the W80-4 platform integration compatibility tasks. Will also lead Aircraft Compatibility mechanical compatibility test preparation, test execution, data quality evaluation, data analysis and interpretation of results; Establish mechanical engineering technical basis upon which Sandia National Laboratories advises NNSA on compatibility of air delivered nuclear weapons and the aircraft that carry them.


99. Bachelor?s and advanced degree (Masters or PhD) in Mechanical Engineering or similar engineering discipline;
99. Experience with design software;
99. Data acquisition and analysis experience;
99. Able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance.


99. Knowledge and successful use of MATLAB, LabVIEW, SolidWorks, CREO;
99. Testing experience;
99. Nuclear weapon certification/design experience;
99. Instrumentation experience;
99. Hardware design and fabrication;
99. Microcontroller experience;
99. Ability to successfully communicate technical issues/results;
99. Current and active DOE Q-level security clearance.

The ARG & Aircraft Compatibility organization consists of two teams whose roles are critical to maintaining the viability, technical confidence and operational readiness of the US nuclear weapons stockpile. The Aircraft Compatibility team maintains compatibility of nuclear weapons with their carrier aircraft. This team works with military engineering and operational organizations, aircraft contractors, and Sandia?s weapon systems departments in the design and certification of the aircraft/weapon interface. Members oversee the laboratory and flight testing of their assigned weapon systems to include evaluating data, investigating anomalies and reporting results. Personnel use a variety of engineering tools that represent electrical and functional characteristics of a war reserve weapon. The project is a continuing process of certification and recertification of aircraft nuclear weapon system compatibility. The Accident Response Group team provides world-wide support to the NNSA and DoD in resolving incidents or accidents involving U.S. nuclear weapons or components. This team provides leadership in developing incident and accident scenarios that are then used to exercise and assess the international, national, and local resources brought to bear should a real-world event occur.

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:

*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 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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