The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
22 days old
2018-05-032018-06-22

Surety Mechanism Technologist (Early/Mid Career)

Albuquerque, NM
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We are seeking a R&D Electromechanical Technologist to provide design, production, and surveillance assessment support on surety components\. These surety components play a critical role in assuring the safety and security of the nations nuclear deterrent in a wide range of environments including severe accident scenarios\. Departments 2613, 2614, 2615, and 2616 currently have multiple project teams responsible for developing the next generation of surety components and the responsibility for over 25 devices in the active stockpile\. These include electro\-mechanical switching mechanisms and environmental sensing devices\. These components involve complex mechanical interactions in assemblies of over 100 custom designed/built piece parts\. The selected individual would be expected to work in multiple phases of the product development cycle as part of a larger product realization team \(PRT\), typical duties would include:



+ Assemble prototype/developmental builds of complex electro\-mechanical mechanisms in a clean room environment

+ Participate in product realization team meetings to determine and track testing, assembly, and lab needs of the team

+ Perform in\-process and top level testing of components using COTS and custom designed test equipment

+ Participate in the development and setup of new testing capabilities involving: electrical actuation of solenoids, high\-speed video collection/analysis, electrical measurements, acoustic data collection, thermal chambers, and centrifuges

+ Provide support for environmental testing including: test equipment setup, hardware fixturing, unit testing during/after environments, and oversight of test lab operations

+ Perform disassembly based failure analyses \(post\-mortems\) of precision mechanical assemblies after testing using hand tools, microscopes, and digital imaging equipment

+ Serve as an owner for a lab with facilities including: clean rooms/benches, soldering stations, electrical test equipment, thermal chambers, mechanical power tools, 3\-D printing machines, ultrasonic cleaning systems, laser markers, digital imaging/microscopes, chemical fume hoods, and other basic lab supplies

+ Perform other lab owner duties including: arranging for or performing equipment calibrations/maintenance, stocking/ordering lab supplies, organizing/tracking training for lab workers, conducting primary hazard screenings, managing local chemical inventory tracking, ordering new lab equipment, disposing of old lab equipment through re\-application, etc\.

+ Design and develop tooling, fixtures, and processes to support assembly, post\-mortem, and test activities

+ Coordinate part manufacturing internally with Sandia manufacturing liaison and externally with the Kansas City National Security Campus and other vendors



Technologists within the 2610 family touch all aspects of product development, from conceptual design and analysis to system retirement\. We have a diverse team with wide ranges of skills and experience, and we value critical thinking skills and good mechanical insight\. This position provides opportunities to develop new skills, forge relationships across the Nuclear Security Enterprise, and make lasting contributions to the safety of our nations nuclear stockpile\. Some travel required\.



Required:



+ Associate's or higher degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology or equivalent discipline plus 3 years of directly related experience; or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience

+ Active/Current DOE Q\-Level security clearance



Desired:



+ Bachelor's or higher degree in science, technoogy, engineering or mathermatics\.

+ Experience managing a laboratory and its operation

+ Experience working with product development teams in design, assembly, testing, and production phases

+ Hands on experience performing failure analysis and troubleshooting of mechanical products

+ Experience assembling precision mechanical products in a high rigor environment

+ Working knowledge and experience operating electrical test equipment including data acquisition systems, oscilloscopes, power supplies, etc\.

+ Working knowledge and experience operating mechanical test equipment including MTS machines, load cells, torque sensors, digital measuring microscopes, etc\.

+ Working knowledge of manufacturing processes associated with precision metal parts \(ex\. CNC machining, gaging, CMM based inspection\)

+ Familiarity with CAD Systems \(e\.g\., Pro/E, Creo, or SolidWorks\)

+ Familiarity with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

+ Demonstrated ability to interact well with diverse teams

+ Ability to clearly communicate findings and observations to an engineering team in written and informal presentation formats



Department Description:



We are a mechanical engineering group responsible for safety and security mechanisms \(components\) for Nuclear Weapons \(NW\) applications\. The departments have responsibility for conceptual design, full\-scale engineering development, product characterization, product qualification, component production support, and on\-going surveillance\. Mechanisms for which the departments have design responsibility include unique signal strong links, environmental sensing devices, and weapon release detection switches\.



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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