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Job Category:
Structural Dynamics Engineer (Early/Mid-Career)
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description


We are seeking a Mechanical Engineer to join the Analytical Structural Dynamics Department performing Structural Dynamics analysis\. Our span of work encompasses the full spectrum of research, development and application in structural dynamics analysis\. The position involves a challenging mix of engineering analysis, modeling, model validation, product performance evaluation for a wide range of Sandia products\.

Key functions of this role include, but are not limited to:

+ Conducting shock and vibration analysis for weapons systems, wind/water turbines, and missile payloads
+ Teaming with project and test engineers at Sandia and with Sandia’s external customers
+ Teaming with in\-house \(high\-fidelity, multi\-physics\) code development teams
+ Working on very challenging problems utilizing world\-class computational resources


+ Bachelor’s in a relevant STEM discipline PLUS Master’s in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or a related STEM discipline
+ Experience with Structural Dynamics
+ Experience with Finite Element Analysis
+ Experience with CAD systems
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance


+ Experience with:

- Modal Analysis
- Structural Acoustics
- Reduced Order Modeling
- Fatigue
- Experimental Structural Dynamics
- Elasticity
- Continuum Mechanics
- Signal Processing; Data Analysis
- Uncertainty Quantification and Model Validation
- Probability and Statistics
+ 2 years’ experience with structural dynamic finite element analysis

Department Description:

The Analytical Structural Dynamics Department provides expertise defining, assessing, and predicting the structural dynamic performance of Sandia products\. We partner with Sandia product designers to predict and define mechanical environments for the entire design life\-cycle\. We develop both linear and mildly non\-linear models for computational simulation of a product's mechanical behavior\. We assist product engineers in optimizing their designs early in a development program and to fully explore the product's performance space during final design qualification\. We work closely with experimental structural dynamics experts at Sandia to develop validated models and optimal testing protocols\. Our department develops state\-of\-the\-art tools for characterizing and analyzing structural dynamics environments and their effects on structures ranging from full\-scale weapon and spacecraft systems to micro\-scale electro\-mechanical devices\.

About Sandia:

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\*

_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 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:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT

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.