Experience:
No experience
Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
1/22/2018
Job Category:
Engineering
Industry:
Government
R& D Mechanical Engineer-High Voltage Components (Early/Mid-Career)
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description

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We are seeking successful Mechanical Engineering candidates to join a high performing technical team in the design, development, qualification, and delivery of highly specialized high\-voltage components and sub\-components for national security applications\. These components are designed to meet demanding performance specifications, offer extremely high reliability, enable integration and interface to complex host systems, and meet stringent survivability requirements in adverse environments\. The engineering staff employs scientific theory and methods, materials science, advanced circuit modeling, simulation, and design engineering, mechanical design and engineering, prototype and development assembly, technical documentation, and technical judgment to design, develop, qualify and deliver product that meet the needs of the customer\. The team also collaborates closely with 2569 for supply chain and production\. In addition to high\-voltage switches, the team also designs, develops, qualifies, and delivers electrical test modules and the team partners with 2588 to design, develop, qualify, and deliver electrical testers for various products\.

Responsibilities for this position include: 1\) creation, optimization, and maintenance of mechanical MCAD/mechanical drawings for piece parts, devices, fixtures, and gages 2\) understanding of requirements and design flow down to MCAD/mechanical drawing sets, 3\) manage product design definition \(e\.g\. drawings, specifications\) through the product life cycle \(design\-development\-delivery\), 4\) contribute to mechanical/materials aspects for multiple components at multiple stages in the Product Realization process, 5\) support on\-going production including modules, data, and failure analysis, and 6\) gather empirical evidence and use data mining and statistics tools to develop, document and report on component characteristics or performance\. PRT members are expected to lead continuous improvement initiatives focused on achieving stable production processes, and quality improvement initiatives\. Some minor travel required\.

Required:

+ Bachelor’s and advanced \(Master’s or PhD\) degree in Mechanical Engineering or related science, technology, engineering or mathematics \(STEM\) discipline; or a Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering or related STEM discipline plus 4 or more years of related mechanical engineering experience may be considered in lieu of advanced degree\.
+ Able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level clearance

Desired:

+ Understanding of and ability to write and manipulate Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing \(GD&T\) on mechanical drawings
+ Knowledge of statistically based tolerance analysis
+ Ability to design mechanical containment for and interfaces to high voltage analog electrical pulsed power applications
+ Ability to gather empirical evidence and using data mining and statistics tools to develop, document and report on component characteristics or performance
+ Ability to plan and use design and documentation activities to develop and prove in a product to a set of customer requirements
+ Familiarity working with Sandia’s War Reserve \(Mark Quality\) piece part supply chain
+ Knowledge of Sandia’s drafting, drawing and configuration control systems
+ Capable of managing extended aspects of mechanical design and qualification including schedule planning, documentation and presentation of activities and results, and delegation to, and management of, outside resources
+ Familiarity with ceramic and refractory metal material sets
+ Experience in application of the scientific method; gathering, analyzing and summarizing technical data for decision making purposes\.
+ Willing to work hands\-on in a lab environment\.
+ Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to work in a diverse team environment and collaborate with others to solve problems\.
+ Excellent communication and technical writing skills with the ability to develop and present ideas/results in oral and written form\.
+ Desire to work in a fast\-paced/schedule driven environment with an ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines\.
+ A self\-starter with the ability to work in concept development phases that often have ambiguous and competing requirements\.
+ Leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities, including professional associations and/or technical conferences\.
+ Basic knowledge of Lean Six Sigma and continuous improvement and their application\.
+ Active DOE Q\-Level security clearance\.

Department Description:

Department 2581 performs design, development, qualification, and delivery of highly specialized high\-voltage components, electrical test modules, and neutron measurement devices for national security applications\. These components are designed to meet demanding performance specifications, offer extremely high reliability, enable integration and interface to complex host systems, and meet stringent survivability requirements in adverse environments\. The engineering staff employs scientific theory and methods, materials science, advanced circuit modeling, simulation, and design engineering, mechanical design and engineering, prototype and development assembly, technical documentation, and technical judgment to design, develop, qualify and deliver product that meet the needs of the customer\. The department team also collaborates closely with 2569 and KCNSC for supply chain and production and with 2588 to design, develop, qualify, and deliver electrical testers for various products\.

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.