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Intern - Measurement Science & Engineering R& D Undergrad Summer
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description


We are seeking a creative, motivated summer intern who is interested in the fields of computer science, computer vision, and image processing and supporting the challenge of developing and implementing unique computer vision and imaging analytics solutions for a wide variety of tests carried out in challenging environments, including explosive, fireball, underwater, rocket sled track, and cable pull\-down tests\. You should enjoy working in both the laboratory and field and have strong technical analysis skills\.

In this role, you will work with a high performing and cohesive team including electrical, systems, mechanical, and optical engineers\. Our work includes measurement R&D, electrical design, systems engineering, optical measurements, data collection, and data analysis\. Tests are carried out at Sandia and occasionally at off\-site facilities, and range from large\-scale experiments that may involve months of planning and preparation to smaller tests that are often completed in a matter of days\. We use systems engineering principles and processes to ensure we deliver high quality and safe engineering solutions for high consequence tests of national importance\.

To learn more about the work we do, please visit http://tiny\.sandia\.gov/lomkh \(internal candidates\) or https://goo\.gl/7GFvKn \(all candidates\)\.

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

+ Interface with photometrics and instrumentation teams
+ Help technologists and technical staff to set\-up/disassemble field test assemblies
+ Assist with data acquisition and data analysis \(photometrics and/or instrumentation\)
+ Perform equipment maintenance, including calibration, tracking, and re\-stocking after tests
+ Maintain lab safety practices and paperwork
+ Assist with department and project record keeping


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

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

Additional Requirements:

+ Strong understanding of photography, basic optics, lenses, and lighting design
+ A basic knowledge of electronics and troubleshooting techniques
+ Familiarity with test and measurement equipment such as oscilloscopes, digital multimeters, and delay generators
+ Familiarity with timing and synchronization equipment such as GPS receivers, timecode, and IRIG generators
+ Familiarity with networking equipment such as Ethernet switches and fiber optic media convertors

Note: If you have not yet started your undergraduate program, please apply to a high school intern position\.


+ Experience with Phantom high\-speed cameras
+ Experience with optical measurement technologies such as digital image correlation, thermography/radiometry
+ Education and experience with concepts such as timing, triggering systems, lighting and lenses such as those used for video production and DLSR photography
+ Experience in outdoor field test environment
+ Experience working photo and video editing software
+ Proficiency with basic electrical/electronics assembly skills, soldering, and troubleshooting both at the system and component level
+ Basic ability in reading optical, electrical and mechanical drawings

Department Description:

The Measurement Science & Engineering department \(1535\) is a multi\-disciplinary group that participates in large and small\-scale transient event lab and field testing for systems of national importance\. We are made up of electrical, systems, mechanical, and optical technical staff and technologists\. Our work includes measurement R&D, electrical design, systems engineering, optical measurements, data collection and data analysis\.

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.