The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
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R&D Weapon Analysis Mechanical Engineer (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM
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We are seeking an experienced R&D Mechanical Engineer with a strong background in material science to contribute on a multi\-disciplined team that provides technical analysis on a wide variety DoD/DOE weapon systems\.

On any given day, the candidate may be called on to:

+ Collaborate with technical team members to understand and define work to be completed\.

+ Brainstorm with technical team members new ideas for system advancement\.

+ Develop ideas for risk mitigation to customer\.

+ Build new teams from across Sandia to address specific or urgent needs\.

+ Serve as a single technical/programmatic interface for multiple levels of customers from various government and private entities\.

+ Document customer expectations, define performance requirements, and work with the technical team to assure all expectations and requirements are met\.

+ Balance cost, schedule, performance, and risk to optimize path forward\.

+ Define spend plans, monitor financial performance, and report to the customer on regular intervals\.


+ Bachelors degree in a STEM discipline and a Masters degree in mechanical engineering, material science or related STEM discipline plus five years of relevant experience\.

+ Laboratory experience in the areas of materials characterization with respect to how aging affects performance characteristics\.

+ Experience in characterizing material responses in extreme thermal and mechanical environments\.

+ Experience simulating material responses using numerical analysis\.

+ Active and ability to maintain a required US DOE Q Clearance\.

+ Applicants with the above requirements and an active DoD TS encouraged to apply\.

+ Ability to obtain and maintain a SCI clearance which may require a polygraph test\.


+ Experience with advanced non\-isotropic composite materials in extreme environments\.

+ Experience in preparing and delivering oral and written technical reports\.

+ Demonstrated ability using numerical methods to analyze non\-isotropic composite system performance\.

+ Experience conducting flight and or ground\-based materials testing\.

+ Knowledge of US nuclear weapons complex, systems, components and processes\.

+ Experience working in multi\-disciplinary teams including experimentalists and analysts\. to collect and apply material response data to flight evaluation models\.

+ Experience using data acquisition and analysis software, including MATLAB, LabVIEW, Python or similar\.

+ Current, active SCI Clearance\.

Department Description:

The Systems & Technology Assessment Group conducts research, development, and engineering for the US Government\. The group is involved in the assessments of, development of technologies and sensors as part of the Information & Systems Research & Analysis Center at Sandia\.

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 to start\.

Position requires an active Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance or active clearance with another US government agency, e\.g\., DOD, to be considered for this position\.

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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