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R&D S&E, Mechanical Engineer (Early/Mid-Career)

Albuquerque, NM 87102
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Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Do you want to join a dynamic team that solves challenging issues for our nation's security? If so, you are one of the R&D Mechanical Engineers we seek. As part of the surety mechanisms group, youll help craft unique solutions that assure the safety and security of our nations nuclear deterrent in a wide range of scenarios. Youll collaborate with engineering and research teams across the broader Nuclear Security Enterprise to design, produce, and assess components with complex mechanical interactions in assemblies of over 100 custom designed/built piece parts.

On any given day, you would be expected to:

+ Utilize your expertise in mechanical engineering to field products that meet technical and programmatic requirements
+ Employ analytical thinking to work through ambiguous problems with a multi-disciplinary team
+ Develop innovative design concepts through requirements negotiation, trade studies, and virtual prototyping
+ Advance component designs to a qualification-ready state through detailed definition development, modeling/analysis, and iterative design-build-test cycles
+ Mature designs to a production-ready state through specification development and collaboration with the production agency
+ Investigate and resolve anomalies through analysis and testing
+ Present your work to peers, customers, and management in formal and informal settings

This position will offer you substantial opportunity for training, technical mentorship, and work across multiple nuclear deterrence programs. Some travel is required.


+ Masters or PhD in mechanical engineering or a related discipline; or Bachelors in a STEM discipline plus 4 years experience
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DoE Q security clearance


Ideally, your background would also include some mix of:

+ Experience in the design, development, and production of mechanical products
+ Working knowledge of manufacturing processes used for precision metal parts
+ Basic proficiency with computer aided design/drafting
+ Experience with mechanical modeling/analysis approaches and tools (e.g., commercial FEA software)
+ Familiarity with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing and tolerance analysis
+ Familiarity with materials characterization techniques
+ Proven ability to interact well with diverse teams
+ Excellent communication skills including the ability to prepare clearly-written reports and briefings
+ Active DoE Q security clearance

Department Description:

We are a mechanical engineering group responsible for the full life cycle of mechanism components for Nuclear Weapon (NW) applications. Mechanisms for which we have design responsibility include unique signal strong links, environmental sensing devices, and weapon release detection switches. We have a diverse team with wide ranges of skills and experience, and we value critical thinking skills and good mechanical insight.

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:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

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 DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent 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, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.


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Posted: 2020-02-10 Expires: 2020-03-12

 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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