3-5 years of experience
Concerned about your lack of experience? Learn More...
Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
R& D Mechanical Systems Engineer-Bomb Subassembly (Early/Mid Career)
(This job is no longer available)
Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
Grad Date

Not sure what types of jobs you are interested in?

Explore Jobs
Based on Your Education

Follow This Company

Job Description


We are seeking a staff member who is self\-directed, customer focused, and has strong interpersonal, teaming and analytical skills to become part of the B61\-12 LEP Systems Engineering team\. Specifically, the selected individual will join the B61\-12 Center Bomb Subassembly \(CBSA\) Systems PRT as a Mechanical Engineer with responsibilities which include the mechanical definition and integration of approximately 10 Major Components \(MCs\) into the CBSA, developing the technical body of knowledge supporting our understanding of system performance and safety margins through experimental and computational methods\. Engineering work includes working with the CBSA engineering staff as the primary liaison between systems engineering and the assembly team for the B61\-12\. It also includes performing design trades, defining required system mechanical tests to measure performance, participating in anomaly resolutions, as well as other activities necessary to support maturing the B61\-12 to a baseline design that meets all requirements\. The selected individual will also support qualification activities for the CBSA and components within the subassembly\. External interfaces include our National Nuclear Security Administration and Air Force customers, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Air Force contractors, the National Security Center \(NSC\) at Kansas City and Pantex Production Plants\. Internal interfaces include component, quality, design definition, test and evaluation, computational simulation and independent assessment organizations\. The selected candidate must have the ability to travel\.


99. Bachelor's and advanced degree \(Masters or PhD\) in Mechanical Engineering or closely related STEM discipline; a bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline plus four years directly related experience may be considered in lieu of an advanced degree\.
99. Experience in at least two of the following areas: System engineering of large and complex systems, experience with NW weapon design and development, requirements development and mapping, system trade studies, qualification testing and analysis, environmental testing, material aging and analysis, computational modeling and simulation, MC and STS requirements\.
99. Must have a current and active DOE Q\-level security clearance, or equivalent \(DOD Top Secret\)\.


99. Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering\.
99. Experience with NW weapon assembly and qualification\.
99. Demonstrated ability to understand and work in a diverse set of technologies\.
99. Previous working relationship with Pantex, LANL, NNSA, and the NSC at Kansas City\.
99. Demonstrated communication skills, both written and verbal\.
99. Good presentation skills\.
99. Proven leader in a diverse engineering environment\.
99. Outstanding leadership and personal interaction skills\.
99. Proven ability to integrate, build, and work effectively across technical teams, interface with customers and suppliers to resolve issues, and conduct tradeoffs to identify system solutions\.
99. Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple teams responsible for complex systems\.

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 to start\.

Position requires an active Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance or active clearance with another US government agency, e\.g\., DOD, to be considered for this position\.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and 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.