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


We are seeking an R&D Mechanical Engineer to join our team\!

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

+ Support the daily operations of the flow, acceleration, shock, and humidity \(FASH\) project within the Primary Standards Lab\.
+ Apply knowledge, experience, and technical aptitude in acceleration and mechanical shock measurements and the related systems, equipment, methods, and procedures\.
+ Team with other PSL engineers and technologists to develop and execute plans and solve measurement and quality issues\.
+ Research and support the development of new measurement technologies, techniques and procedures\.
+ Provide oversight for the operation and maintenance of precision electro\-mechanical calibration systems\.
+ Mentor and coordinate activities of technologists and student interns, including technical training, scheduling, and workload management\.
+ Travel on a limited basis to support NNSA technical surveillances and related activities\.


+ Bachelor's or advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering or closely related STEM discipline\.
+ Experience working with high\-precision scientific measurements and calibrations, including primary and secondary vibration, primary and secondary mechanical shock, static acceleration, and non\-contact vibration measurements \(laser\-doppler vibrometry\)\.
+ Experience with statistical methods of analysis and measurement uncertainty
+ Demonstrated ability to complete development, evaluation, and authorization of complex calibration systems, including all documentation meeting high\-level technical, quality and ES&H requirements\.
+ Experience operating and maintaining electro\-mechanical equipment, including electrodynamic shakers, pneumatic actuators, Hopkinson bars, and centrifuges\.
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE “Q” Clearance\.


+ Advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering\.
+ Motivated self\-starter with demonstrated ability to work independently and with a team on day\-to\-day calibration activities, as well as long\-term research projects\.
+ Ability to deal with large workloads under strict deadlines\.
+ Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills\.
+ Ability to apply knowledge and ideas to solve engineering problems\.
+ Demonstrated ability to develop technical documentation including calibration procedures, measurement assurance plans, drift analyses, and technical memos\.
+ Experience with a broad application of instruments, assemblies, standards, and systems\.
+ Experience working within a rigorous quality system in lab environment\.
+ Desire to learn new skills as required and develop expertise in areas that may be unfamiliar\.
+ Experience using LabView, Python, or Visual Basic
+ Experience with ISO 17025, Z540, QC\-1, NAP24, ISO 16063 and other quality assurance programs and specifications\.
+ Experience in developing methods, processes, technical work documents and procedures\.
+ Already possess a DOE “L” or “Q” clearance\.

Department Description:

Department 9142 provides calibration support of Sandia customer assets and working standards used to identify product attributes and test system calibrations; including support of customer owned assets at the customer site and support for SNL research and production organizations\. Department 9142 maintains a wide variety of measurement expertise and consults on technical problems, calibrates reference standards and assists in technical oversight of the DOE/NNSA Nuclear Weapons Complex contractor standards laboratories\.

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:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status\.

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.