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Sandia National Laboratories | Livermore, California
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Job Description


We are seeking a R&D Mechanical Engineer to perform a wide range of mechanical engineering activities in support of one or more projects, the size and duration of which typically range from individual assignments to ten\-person efforts, and from one to three years\. Staff members in this and similar positions have opportunities to advance their technical and subject matter expertise, and to fill roles that require increasing levels of responsibility, project management skills, and interfacing with customers, sponsors, line, and program management\.

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

+ Define customer needs and concept generation through production, deployment, and field support, and to be multi\-disciplinary in nature, involving mechanical and electrical engineers, designers, analysts, materials scientists, fabrication specialists, and test personnel\.
+ Support a large and very diverse body of legacy hardware and the associated activities and users\.


+ Bachelor’s and master’s degree in a STEM discipline; or bachelor's degree with minimum of four years of experience\.
+ Experience in Mechanical design, fabrication, and testing of piece parts and assemblies\.
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q security clearance\.
+ Ability to travel\.


+ Mechanical component or prototype fabrication, or interfacing with and directing appropriate facilities to fabricate mechanical components or prototypes\.
+ Creation, interpretation, and review of production drawings\.
+ Computational analysis using standard commercial systems\.
+ Experience working in or with the National Nuclear Security Agency \(NNSA\) and/or the Department of Defense\.

Department Description:

Sandia/California’s Handling Gear and Joint Test Assembly \(JTA\) Department develops and supports advanced electronic and mechanical subsystems to support the Nuclear Weapons Program\. Our group is responsible for handling gear, test gear, and weapon container development; certification; and stockpile support for all weapons in the nuclear stockpile\. These responsibilities include ensuring that every weapon and weapon subsystem is managed, lifted, and transported in a safe and secure manner according to recognized standards\. Our group is also responsible for JTAs, which are instrumented weapon configurations for flight tests jointly sponsored by the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy\. These tests are used to confirm the performance of nuclear weapon systems in realistic flight environments\. Such testing is critical to Sandia’s stockpile stewardship 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 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.

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