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Employment Type:
Intern/Co-op
Posted:
3/21/2018
Job Category:
Engineering
Industry:
Government
Intern - Structural Dynamics of Composite Materials R& D Graduate Summer
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Job Description

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We are seeking an Intern \- Structural Dynamics of Composite Materials R&D Graduate Summer

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

+ Specify and implement measurement techniques on test articles \(accelerometers, strain gages, etc\.\)
+ Design and build test articles using composite materials
+ Specify and design experiments, using governing test standards \(i\.e\. ASTM\)
+ Post\-process measurement data using analytical techniques including linear elasticity theory, classical lamination theory
+ Perform Finite Element Modeling \(FEA\)

Required:

You bring the confidence and skills to be eligible for the job by meeting these minimum requirements:

+ Earned bachelor's degree
+ Currently attending and enrolled full time \(or scheduled to graduate in the spring\) in an accredited science, engineering, or math graduate program
+ Minimum cumulative GPA of 3\.0/4\.0
+ Ability to work up to 40 hours per week during the summer
+ U\.S\. citizenship

Note: If you have not yet started your graduate program, please apply to an undergraduate intern position\.

Additional Requirements:

+ Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Civil Engineering or Material Science \(other engineering disciplines or physical science fields may also be considered\)
+ Students must have research experience in the area of solid mechanics with an emphasis on structural dynamics
+ Strong communication skills, including development/delivery of technical presentations
+ Scientific literature review and technical documentation skills are essential

Desired:

+ Experience with modal testing and accelerometer data acquisition and post\-processing\.
+ Experience in specimen preparation, including composite lay\-up, autoclave programming and curing, and wet saw cutting\.
+ Experience with applying strain gages and accelerometers to material testing specimens\.
+ Experience with governing testing standards\.
+ Experience and ability to compliment experimental results with analytic development derived from linear elasticity theory and classical lamination theory for isotropic and anisotropic materials, respectively\.
+ Experience with modeling concepts using the finite element method\.
+ Desired start date is approximately May 14, 2018

Department Description:

The Weapons Subsystems 3 designs, prototypes and supports mechanical weapon subsystems for high consequence applications requiring exceptionally high confidence, quality and reliability\. These projects support a broad mission space including assets that are critical to U\.S\. national security\.

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:

This position does not currently require a Department of Energy \(DOE\)\-granted security clearance\.

Sandia will conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record checks, and employment and education verifications\. Further, employees in New Mexico must pass a U\.S\. Air Force background screen for access to the work site\. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause access to be denied or terminated, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\.

If hired without a clearance, and one subsequently becomes required or you bid on positions that require a DOE\-granted security clearance, a pre\-processing background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation\. Applicants for DOE\-granted security clearances must be U\.S\. citizens and be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate DOE security clearance as required for the position\.

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.