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


We are seeking R&D Mechanical or Aerospace Engineers to design and develop advanced concepts for missile defense applications\. The successful applicant will join a department that designs, develops, tests, integrates, and eventually flight\-tests advanced concept systems for missile defense applications\. The department is in a center at Sandia that builds and flight\-tests advanced aerospace concepts to address national defense needs\. In addition to hardware design and development, the department performs wide\-ranging analyses of aerospace systems for internal and external customers\.

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

+ Design, build, integrate, test, and fly prototype missile and propulsion systems and subsystems
+ Assist with multi\-disciplinary design efforts across multiple programs
+ Design and fly custom hardware in a fast paced, challenging design environment


+ Bachelor’s and advanced degree \(Masters or PhD\) in Aeronautical/Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering\.
+ Demonstrated mechanical design experience\.
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance\.


+ Experience with mechanical design software, such as SOLIDWORKS or ProE\.
+ Experience performing solid mechanics and structural dynamics analysis\.
+ Knowledge of propulsion systems\.

Department Description:

The Integrated Military Systems Development Center \(IMSDC\) at Sandia National Laboratories develops and demonstrates game\-changing systems and technologies to solve warfighters' most challenging, urgent, and high\-risk problems defending the nation and defeating threats to national security\. The Missile Defense and Strike Systems Lines of Business, within the IMSDC, strive to demonstrate advanced technologies and deliver responsive technical solutions in anticipation of our National Security mission needs\. Department 5418 Aerospace Mechanical Systems supports the missions of the IMSDC with innovative concept development and revolutionary technology demonstrations supporting Sandia's contributions to both the Missile Defense and Strike Systems Programs for our Nation and allies\. This includes engagement through advanced technology development to support innovative flight systems, interceptor concepts, integrated target system development, space mission integration, and mod/sim in support of architecture and mission analysis\. This is performed through active interfacing with multiple Sandia organizations and external agencies to include the Missile Defense Agency, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and partnering with the Army, Navy, Air Force and other DoD agencies\.

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.