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Product Design Engineer (Early/Mid-Career)

Livermore, CA 94550
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We are seeking a highly motivated Product Design Engineer (PDE) with a passion for product design and development.

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

+ Create, modify, and evaluate complex component and system definition by implementing and integrating design solutions.
+ Lead the design of three-dimensional models and detailed drawings of complex objects and systems.
+ Independently determine or gather product requirements based on client needs.
+ Utilize three-dimensional computer-aided design (CAD) software to to develop and propose mechanical designs and perform mass property calculations and complex tolerance and interference analyses.
+ Gather, analyze, and present data and results to improve designs.

You may be interviewed and/or hired into one of several organizations at Sandia National Laboratories


+ Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering or other relevant discipline plus 5 years of relevant exempt engineering experience; or, equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience
+ Experience using CAD software for complex 3D solid modeling and mechanical drawing generation


+ Experience using PTC-Creo software for mechanical engineering and design
+ Demonstrated ability in applying mechanical engineering design principles to formulate design concepts and meet product requirements
+ Independently apply principles of tolerance analysis and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) based on experience, training, or certification such as ASME GDTP technologist level.
+ Demonstrated ability to perform analysis and calculations (stress, thermal, material properties, Etc.) to ensure that requirements are met and to optimize designs
+ Experience using a product data management system to manage CAD files.
+ Application of manufacturing methods for mechanical hardware
+ Application of Design for Manufacturing and Assembly principles
+ Demonstrated successful teamwork, excellent communication skills (oral and written), and consistent demonstration of good behaviors
+ Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Products
+ Knowledge and understanding of the NW engineering systems and the NNSA product realization process
+ Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a diverse team environment
+ Active Security Clearance
+ Experience in a lead designer role (individually or as a team leader)
+ Proven ability to mentor and develops staff and develop effective working relationships with peers.
+ Complete tolerance analysis using CETOL (or equivalent) software for 3D tolerance analysis

Department Description:

Sandia's Design Engineering Group consists of multiple mechanical design departments that provide design engineering services using Computer Aided Design (CAD) software such as PTC Creo and other 3D modeling tools. We partner with engineering teams across the lab to produce innovative design solutions based on high-quality CAD models and drawings. We ensure fit, form, and function using Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T), while ensuring manufacturability and maintainability of designs. We determine the physical characteristics of the product including: geometric form, interface features, manufacturing specifications, processes, and assembly instructions. We communicate design options and recommended approaches to product development teams, stakeholders, and manufacturing partners. We apply technical judgment based upon engineering principles in the design and development of innovative products in support of our Nations security programs. We provide a positive and inclusive work environment where staff can master new skills, deliver optimal value, and achieve their career goals.

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.

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:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


Posted: 2020-01-09 Expires: 2020-02-09

 World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

National security is our business. We apply science to help detect, repel, defeat, or mitigate threats.

For more than 60 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation's most challenging security issues.

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