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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
R& D Mechanical Systems Engineer (Early/Mid-Career)
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description


The Common/Adaptable Fuzing Department is seeking a Mechanical Systems Engineer to support development of the mechanical configuration of Mk21 AFA to be put into WR production\. This Mechanical Systems Engineer will also support development of unique hardware builds in support of qualification testing efforts\. The Mechanical Systems engineer responsibilities include establishing mechanical design definition and specifications to support production transition to the KCNSC as well as supporting development of unique, instrumented configurations for the test applications of the Mk21 AFA\. This assignment also includes product definition to support transition to production activities including mechanical drawings, assembly and testing procedures defined in DS and PS documents\. Modest travel is required to support program office interactions production transition activities\.

Specific Mechanical Environment Test Engineer Responsibilities:

+ Supporting the configuration control and development engineering release of the WR configuration for the Mk21 AFA\.
+ Evaluating mechanical model development and design margin of the Mk21 AFA
+ Managing deliverables, schedules and test plans supporting development build items\.
+ Supporting AFA build and test efforts for ground qualification test activities\.


99. BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering or Science; a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or Science plus four years directly related experience may also be considered\.
99. Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance\.


99. Mechanical hardware design, analysis or test experience\.
99. Previous experience Nuclear Weapon System or Component Development\.
99. Experience with SNL processes in system qualification, design definition processes and configuration control\.
99. Motivated to work in broad electro\-mechanical systems engineering environment\.
99. Capable of working in team working environment\.
99. Current and active DOE Q\-level security clearance\.

Department Description:

The Common/Adaptable Fuzing Department \(2341\) has program management and project leadership responsibilities for the development of technologies including radar and sensor based Nuclear Weapon \(NW\) fuzing applications\. 2341 has specific responsibility in the application of the Common/Adaptable Fuze capability in Air Force ICBM Weapon Systems\. Fuze technologies share strong synergy with W88 Alt and W78 LEP modernization programs\. These NW development programs are all engaged in robust development cycles which will progress through active flight test programs and production cycles over the next 5 years\. The Mk21 Fuze program is in Phase 3, full scale engineering development, and has strong funding support from SNL and the USAF for the near and long term\.

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.