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R& D Mechanical Engineer - AM Metal Powder Bed (Entry/Mid-Career)
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description


We are looking for a mechanical engineer to oversee center 2500s Powder Bed AM facility which contains 3 metal powder bed printers, post\-processing equipment, and metrology equipment\. On any given day this job could entail:

+ Ensuring all equipment is safe, in compliance with SNL regulations, in calibration, and operational
+ Interfacing with customers across the lab to schedule, setup, and modify builds as needed for printing
+ Conducting or supporting work led by others to develop processes for printing new alloys or structures
+ Some travel required


+ Bachelor’s or master’s degree in mechanical, chemical, or materials engineering; or bachelor's in mechanical, chemical, or materials engineering with 4 or more years of relevant experience\.
+ Experience operating/maintaining complex industrial equipment \(e\.g\. PLC controlled furnaces, thin film deposition equipment, etc\.\)
+ Current DOE L or Q clearance and ability to maintain a Q clearance


+ Good customer relationship & communication skills
+ Demonstrated record of maintaining documentation of required safety, maintenance, and calibration records
+ Experience with additive manufacturing equipment, in particular metal powder bed systems
+ A willingness to showcase the potential offerings of the 2500 Powder Bed AM facility and develop the customer base
+ Knowledge and experience with post processing equipment to produce and characterize finished AM parts \(wire EDM, surface grinder, metrology equipment\)
+ Experience with CAD software \(e\.g\. Solidworks or ProE/Creo\) and GCode, CNC tools, and tool path generation
+ Demonstrated experience leading support technologists and managing customer interfaces

Department Description:

The Neutron Generator Production Science and Technology Department is responsible for completing projects that address materials and processes utilized in the fabrication of neutron tubes and neutron generators\. The Department focuses on obtaining fundamental information that supports critical attribute definition for those relevant materials and processes\. Most projects are long\-range \(one to three years\) in nature\. A combination of internal expertise and collaborative work with other organizations both at Sandia as well as outside organizations such as Los Alamos National Laboratory and New Mexico Institute of Mining Technology is used\. Research Areas within the Department include: properties of materials containing tritium, thin film structure of rare earth and transition metals/materials, surface and interface properties, gas\-solid interaction, hydride formation, and hydride thin film properties\.

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 L\-level security clearance to start\.

Position requires an active Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted L\-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 L\-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.