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Student Intern - Wind Energy Technologies R&D Grad Summer

Sandia National Laboratories


Location:
Albuquerque, NM
Date:
03/30/2017
Job Code:
656698
Categories:
  • Mechanical Engineering - Applied Mechanics
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Job ID: 656698
Company: Sandia National Laboratories
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Job Title:Student Intern - Wind Energy Technologies R&D Grad Summer

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We are seeking a SIP R&D - Graduate Summer

The Wind Energy Technology Department is seeking a student intern to support development of experiments, data processing and analysis of data acquired from experiments, development of wind turbine models, and/or collection of data from the Scaled Wind Farm Technology (SWiFT) facility, located in Lubbock, Texas. Large quantities of data collected continuously from the research site require processing for quality assurance / quality control (QA/QC) and data formatting for current research needs, including validation of computational codes and uncertainty quantification of the experimental data.

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

+ Work with multiple staff members in the Wind Energy Technologies Department at Sandia to support research objectives of the department and external research partners
+ Develop research projects to collect or use the experimental data

Required:



You bring the confidence and skills to be eligible for the job by meeting these minimum requirements:

+ Earned bachelor's degree
+ Currently attending and enrolled full time (or scheduled to graduate in the spring) in an accredited science, engineering, or math graduate program
+ Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.45/4.0
+ Ability to work up to 40 hours per week during the summer
+ U.S. citizenship

_Note: If you have not yet started your graduate program, please apply to an undergraduate intern position.Attention to detail and process development._

Additional minimum requirements:

+ B.S. degree in engineering, math, physics, or computer science
+ Proficient with Matlab
+ Ability to travel to the SWiFT facility in Lubbock, TX occasionally
+ Strong documentation skills

Desired:

+ Experience with processing experimental data, QA/QC methods
+ Experience working with field data collection and/or ?big data?
+ Interest in wind energy technology and research
+ Ability to take initiative and be inquisitive
+ Computer programming experience



The Wind Energy Technologies Department performs research and development to improve performance, lower costs, and accelerate the deployment of wind technologies. This department is responsible for all aspects of wind turbine blade design, system reliability, system integration, and environmental evaluations. For blades, the team performs R&D on materials, airfoil design, structural analysis and design, and manufacturing processes and partners with universities in the areas of composite materials, aero-dynamics, probabilistic analysis, and embedded control sensors and actuators. Department activities range from computer based design and analysis, lab testing of components, to full scale testing of wind blades at the SWiFT test site, near Lubbock, TX. The department has been assigned the leadership role by the DOE for wind system reliability, which focuses on tracking reliability performance of the US wind turbine fleet and directs appropriate resources toward improvements in turbine technology This department also leads basic and applied research efforts, sponsored by the DOE Wind and Water Power Technologies Office, supporting development of tools and methods to improve device performance. Through partnerships with industry and public presentation of results, Sandia serves an important role in energy surety for the nation.


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:


No clearance required.

This position does not currently require a Department of Energy (DOE)-granted security clearance.

Sandia will conduct a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record checks, and employment and education verifications. Further, employees in New Mexico must pass a U.S. Air Force background screen for access to the work site. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause access to be denied or terminated, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.

If hired without a clearance, and one subsequently becomes required or you bid on positions that require a DOE-granted security clearance, a pre-processing background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation. Applicants for DOE-granted security clearances must be U.S. citizens and be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate DOE security clearance as required for the position.

EEO Statement:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT



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