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


An engineer is needed to support the growing lithium ion and lithium primary battery projects in Department 2545\. This department provides engineering design and development support to the Power Sources Technology Group \(PSTG\)\. The PSTG provides cradle to grave research, engineering design/development and production of power sources used for NNSA, DoD, DOE, NASA and commercial applications\. The individual selected will be a member of Product Realization Teams \(PRTs\) producing, testing and delivering power source products in a dynamic environment using several different battery chemistries\. This role includes providing engineering support during all phases of battery design, development, testing and oversight of battery fabrication\. The specific activities will range from supporting cell/battery testing, development of assembly processes and weld schedules, and supporting environmental testing and data analysis\. Engineered safety and work authorization are instrumental to the way work is accomplished in Org\. 2540 and a key work activity for all employees\.

The successful candidate is detail oriented individual and open to working on a diverse set of problems\. It is expected that the scope of problems the staff member will address will expand beyond currently identified needs to include other opportunities pertinent to the mission of the PSTG\. The ability to successfully interact with other members of the PSTG team and interface with both customer and suppliers are critical to success in this position\. Experience in the mechanical and thermal modeling of components is highly desired\. Occasional travel will be required\.


+ Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering or other relevant technical area along with a bachelors degree in a science, technical, engineering or mathematics \(STEM\) discipline\.
+ 1 or more years experience working safely around mitigated hazards associated with general laboratory environments \(e\.g\.\. high voltage equipment, hazardous chemical and cryogenic fluids\)\.
+ Able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance\.


+ Minimum of one year of experience leading teams composed of engineers and scientists to the successful completion of technical projects\.
+ Experience in hardware design, fabrication or qualification; particularly beneficial would be experience producing hardware using formal NW product realization processes\.
+ Demonstrated self\-starter with broad range of technical skills that balance advanced development and research with practical applications to the design, testing and delivery of hardware\.
+ Demonstrated evidence of excellent teaming, interpersonal and written communication, and organizational skills\.

Department Description:

Department 2545, Power Sources Design and Development is part of the integrated Power Sources Technology Group\. The Power Source organization provide cradle to grave R&D, engineering, and production of power sources including thermal batteries, thermoelectric, and lithium primary and secondary cell batteries, as well as research into many other new power source technologies\. Power source technology is a growing need area both within the NW SMU and in the Energy, Climate and Infrastructure Security \(ECIS\) SMU\. While the primary customer of the Power Sources and Metrology Group is NNSA, both business areas are growing a customer base including DoD, NASA, other DOE offices, and commercial entities\.

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 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.