Openings exist for R&D Mechanical Engineers within Departments 2613, 2614, 2615, and 2616\. The successful candidate will work within a Product Realization Team \(PRT\) structure performing detailed mechanical design engineering\. Tasks may include but are not necessary limited to: mechanism layout and synthesis, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, test specification development, mechanical test execution, failure modes analysis, post\-mortem of environmentally tested hardware, negotiation of requirements with next assembly customer or with our National Security Campus \(NSC\) production agency, and delivery of lucid design briefings to management and stakeholders at periodic reviews\. Regular interactions with mechanical, quality, reliability, nuclear safety, manufacturing, and system engineers are to be expected\. The successful candidate should enjoy working in a challenging and dynamic environment on high visibility programs supporting critical national interests\. This position offers substantial opportunity for training, technical mentorship, and working with many different areas of Sandia\.
Some travel is required
+ Bachelor's and Master's in Mechanical Engineering or relevant science, technology, engineering or mathematics \(STEM\) discipline
+ Experience designing, planning, and executing research, design, and development projects
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-Level Security clearance
+ Experience working with the NSC \(formerly Kansas City Plant\) in delivering War Reserve quality hardware
+ Knowledge of the implementation of nuclear safety architectures
+ Experience with component failure analysis
+ Basic proficiency with CAD Systems \(e\.g\., Pro/E, Creo, or Solidworks\)
+ Working knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing \(GD&T\)
+ Experience with finite element analysis \(structural and dynamic\) and solid modeling software
+ Experience working with vendors and machine shops to fabricate hardware
+ Experience with mechanical testing \(e\.g\., vibration, thermal, etc\)
+ Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
+ Demonstrated ability to team across disciplines
+ Active DOE Q\-Level Security Clearance
Within the Advanced Mechanical Engineering Group, Departments 2613, 2614, 2615, and 2616 develop surety mechanisms for Nuclear Weapons \(NW\) applications\. The departments have responsibility for conceptual design, full\-scale engineering development, product characterization, product qualification, component production support, and ongoing surveillance\. Mechanisms for which the departments have design responsibility include unique signal stronglinks, use control devices, acceleration profile switches, and weapon release detection switches\.
Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s 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\*
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\*These benefits vary by job classification\.
Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance\.
Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct 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\.
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About Sandia National Laboratories
Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin company, for the U.S. Department of Energy. With main facilities in Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA, Sandia has major R&D responsibilities in national security, energy and environmental technologies, and economic competitiveness.