9 days old

RD Mechanical Engineer - AGT Accelerator Operations (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM 87102
Apply Now
Apply on the Company Site
  • Jobs Rated

Are you passionate about your work and want to join a diverse team that solves challenging issues for the nation's security? Here is an opportunity to join a highly motivated team focused on pulsed-power-accelerator physics research and operations! Check us out!

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

+ Perform mechanical engineering functions for the HERMES III, Saturn and SPHINX pulsed power accelerators
+ Design and improve hardware and systems
+ Coordinate maintenance activities
+ Establish a spare parts program
+ Work with other Sandia organizations to develop common engineering documentation practices
+ Provide support for the Saturn Recapitalization Project


+ A bachelors degree in mechanical engineering or relevant field, plus 5 or more years' related experience, or equivalent combination of science and engineering education and experience.
+ Experience in mechanical design, CAD modeling, design for manufacturing, mechanical analysis (structural, thermal), final hardware assembly, and/or environmental testing
+ Able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-Level security clearance


+ Master's degree or PhD in mechanical engineering (or closely related engineering field) with evidence of high academic achievement.
+ Strong technical writing skills and the ability to prepare effective documentation.
+ Experience with design of equipment that withstands harsh environments.
+ Ability to work on programs that require adherence to standards and requirements.
+ Ability to work with suppliers to procure mechanical hardware.
+ Ability to work successfully in a team environment with various fields of engineers, scientists and technologists.
+ Excellent interpersonal and communication skills as well as personal initiative, responsiveness, attention to detail and organization skills to handle multiple tasks and deadlines.
+ Willingness to tackle problems in a highly collaborative environment.
+ Experience with finite element analysis (structural and dynamic) and solid modeling software.
+ Ability to meet challenging design requirements and deliver hardware while meeting timelines within cost, schedule, and performance.
+ Active DOE Q-Level security Clearance.
+ Solidworks software experience

Department Description:

The AGT Accelerator Operations Department (1342) is responsible for the operation and continual development of the Saturn, HERMES III, and SPHINX pulsed power accelerators. The primary objective of the department is to provide an applied research environment for radiation effects and weapon physics experiments. The machines generate electrical pulses of up to 20 million Volts and up to 12 million Amperes with nanosecond durations to create very intense radiation environments. These hostile environments present very challenging research and development opportunities in areas such as: current, voltage, X-ray and Gamma-ray diagnostics, data acquisition, control and automation systems. Department 1342 also conducts pulsed power research and development to: improve radiation source fidelity, increase the output and fluence, as well as to improve the overall reliability and reproducibility of the accelerators. These unique, world class facilities are a crucial part of the NNSA's Stockpile Stewardship Program.

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.



  • Engineering

Jobs Rated Reports for Mechanical Engineer

Posted: 2021-02-17 Expires: 2021-03-20

 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.

Featured Employers[ View All ]

Before you go...

Our free job seeker tools include alerts for new jobs, saving your favorites, optimized job matching, and more! Just enter your email below.

Share this job:

RD Mechanical Engineer - AGT Accelerator Operations (Experienced)

Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Join us to start saving your Favorite Jobs!

Sign In Create Account
Mechanical Engineer
60th2019 - Mechanical Engineer
Overall Rating: 60/199
Median Salary: $87,370

Work Environment
Powered ByCareerCast