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Solid Mechanics 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 a dynamic, multidisciplinary team with a focus on solid mechanics, nonlinear dynamics, and coupled thermal\-mechanical finite element analysis\. This team’s work covers the full spectrum of the research \- development \- applications domain, and the initial focus of this role will be applications work\. This is a great opportunity for an individual to engage with knowledgeable interdisciplinary teams and fill a unique broad\-based role, with an opportunity to develop new theories and methodologies involving the application of nonlinear dynamics, multi\-scale and coupled\-physics approaches, and uncertainty quantification for mechanical components\.

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

+ Teaming with in\-house \(high\-fidelity multi\-physics\) code development teams
+ Working on very challenging problems utilizing world\-class computational resources
+ Working with teams to perform finite element analysis for mechanical components in dynamic environments
+ Engaging with customers to understand requested work and resources needed
+ Dealing with changing requirements and effectively assessing priorities for multiple needs using an Agile Kanban approach


+ Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering or a related engineering discipline
+ Experience with solid mechanics and strength of materials
+ Experience with finite element modeling techniques
+ Experience with model meshing
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DoE Q clearance


+ Ability to set priorities and manage multiple funding streams
+ Experience working in a collaborative environment within a multidisciplinary team
+ Knowledge of experimental techniques and data interpretation for material characterization
+ Extensive knowledge and experience of computer programming and code development with object\-oriented languages, Python and C\+\+
+ Experience with Cubit and Sierra SM/SD
+ Knowledge or experience in Agile Kanban methodology
+ Experience in performing finite element simulations of materials and structures subjected to complex and extreme loading conditions, up to and including failure modeling

Department Description:

The Component Science and Mechanics Department \(1556\) provides state\-of\-the\-art mechanics/dynamics research and science\-based engineering solutions for component development and assessment\. Focus areas for the department include: viscoelastic mechanics, joining, deformation, fracture, failure, mechanical interfaces, constitutive materials models, reduced order models, multi\-physics/multi\-scale models, component reliability, margin assessment, and uncertainty propagation\. Areas of active interest include: interconnects and encapsulation, fatigue and fracture, energy dissipation at contacts, microstructural mechanics, shock and vibration, crack initiation and propagation, and adaptive structures\. Computational and physical simulations, including solid mechanics and structural dynamics for both linear and nonlinear systems, are utilized in a dynamic multidisciplinary teaming environment\.

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.