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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 nations security? If so, you may be the highly motivated engineer we seek to join the Connectors and LACs department, organization 2631, as a Design Engineer.

In this role, you will be working on a team to help design, test, and qualify Connectors in support of new and legacy systems. You will solve mechanical engineering problems to design connectors to meet challenging environmental and reliability requirements. A strong emphasis is place on use of Finite Element Analysis modeling to prevent defects and ensure design margin. You will partner with engineers in our department, systems organizations, external vendors, and the production agency at KCNSC on a regular basis, so some travel will be required.

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

+ Utilize engineering principals in the research, design, and development of Connectors
+ Team with the Production Agency and vendors to incorporate defect prevention and design for manufacturability principals.
+ Develop, document, and execute project and test plans.
+ Connect with customers and management on the status of projects.
+ Read and interpret mechanical drawings


+ Bachelors degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering or relevant discipline; or equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience
+ Experience crafting technical documents, reports, and presentations.
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE security clearance


+ Experience with design, procurement and fielding of electrical or mechanical components.
+ Knowledge of Military or other industrial standards for electrical components.
+ Experience with reading, interpreting, and applying GD&T markings and principals
+ Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask
+ Experience using modeling software for mechanical design.
+ Proven track record to work on cross-organizational/multidisciplinary teams
+ Excellent oral and written communication skills.
+ Proven technical project management experience
+ Experience working in a production environment or partnering with a production agency
+ Knowledge of Engineering Authorizations, the NNSA Technical Business Practices, and the Sandia Realize Product Subsystem procedures
+ Experience working with the Kansas City National Security Campus

Department Description:

The Connectors & Lightning Arrestor Connector (LAC) Department designs, develops, tests, and qualifies hermetic, non-hermetic, specialty, and lightning arrestor connectors, and conducts Component and Material Evaluation (CME) of Stockpile Lightning Arrestor Connectors (LACs), delivering comprehensive, accurate, and timely assessments of stockpile Lightning Arrestor Connectors. We use the Realize Product Subsystem (RPSS) to realize Mark Quality product that covers the complete product realization cycle of requirements, design, development, specification, qualification, procurement, delivery and stockpile support through our partners at the Kansas City National Security Campus (KCNSC). We employ defect-prevention strategies to gain an understanding of design margin during the development cycle. The department's capabilities include the ability to address multiple challenging requirements related to meeting high reliability numbers over extremely long life, radiation tolerance, nuclear safety requirements, and size & weight restrictions.

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: 2020-05-19 Expires: 2020-06-19

 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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