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R& D Mechanical Engineer (Early/Mid-Career)
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description


We are seeking a R&D S&E, Mechanical Engineer to provide nuclear safety assurance engineering to influence and lead change for nuclear weapon system and component design development, qualification, production and surveillance efforts as a member of Product Realization Teams for the B61\-12, W88, and W80\-4 programs\. We offer a fascinating opportunity for a mechanical engineer with a strong technical background with practical experience and mechanical engineering fundamentals \. As a core member of the PRT, you will ensure the safety theme’s integration with specific focus on areas of mechanical and electrical integrity and performance in normal and abnormal environments\.

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

+ Engage with department colleagues and his/her PRTs will use their mechanical engineering experience on design analysis, modeling, and simulations, throughout the entire product lifecycle\.
+ Create and update safety themes and implementation, requirements and evidence of qualification to these requirements, and a defensible technical basis for product acceptance through analysis and physical based simulations\.
+ Have a broad technical knowledge and extensive network and resources in solving complex safety challenges\.
+ Lead the PRTs in execution of the assured safety process and influence positive change to our entire NS community\.
+ Actively participate in production and surveillance\-related activities to ensure safety\-critical aspects of the design are met\.

Occasional travel will be required

Candidates applying on this requisition may be interviewed and/or hired into one of several organizations at Sandia National Laboratories\.


+ Requires a bachelor’s and master’s degree in relevant STEM discipline\.
+ Obtain and maintain a DOE Q security clearance and Sigma 15 clearance, which may require polygraph testing


+ Have strong technical writing and communication skills
+ Develop and drive completion of novel solutions
+ Enjoy utilizing strong leadership skills
+ Strive for dynamic teaming with others for mutual success
+ Inspire and direct change, and energize and motivate others to succeed
+ Excel in building relationships and drive novel initiatives to solutions for complex and unique problems
+ Love and desire to learn for continual growth
+ Have knowledge of applying safety principles and failure analyses to developmental or existing design components or systems
+ Enjoy working on high consequence, national security problems, using probabilistic risk analysis methods, such as fault trees, event trees, failure modes and effects analysis
+ Possess expertise with design of mechanical or electromechanical components
+ Are familiar \(based on demonstrated work experience\) with:

- Nuclear Weapon system and/or component design
- Nuclear Weapon safety architecture
- Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing \(GD&T\) skills
- Solid modeling/design drafting tools \(e\.g\., CREO, SolidWorks\)
- Mechanical and/or thermal finite element analysis tools
- Configuration management
+ Active DOE Q Clearance

Department Description:

Weapon Surety Engineering Departments I and II are customer\-focused organizations that provides nuclear detonation safety engineering for nuclear weapon product realization, deployment, and advanced development\. We assure the successful implementation of surety requirements in designs\. Our diversified customer base ranges from weapon systems to unique, advanced and exploratory projects\. Members of our departments are dynamic and highly trained in surety principles and processes through an existing qualification program\. Our effectiveness is hinged on the ability to demonstrate trustworthiness, confidence and commitment to Sandia’s National Security Mission\.

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.