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CAD Technologist (Early Career)
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Sandia Corporation | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description

What Your Job Will Be Like

We are seeking a Computer Aided Design and Drafting Technologist. If you are committed to a high-quality environment passionate about making valuable contributions to a meaningful program, we urge you to apply!

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

* Create, modify, and evaluate complex component and system definition by implementing and integrating design solutions.
* Lead the design of three-dimensional models and detailed drawings of complex objects and systems.
* Independently determine or gather product requirements based on client needs.
* Utilize three-dimensional computer-aided design (CAD) software to perform mass property calculations and dimensional tolerance and interference analyses.
* Gather, analyze, and present product performance and results to improve designs.

You may be interviewed and/or hired into one of several design engineering organizations at Sandia National Labs.

Qualifications We Require

* Associate degree in Mechanical Drafting or Mechanical Engineering Technology; or equivalent combination of relevant education and/or relevant experience may be considered.
* Experience using CAD software for 3D solid modeling and mechanical drawing generation

Qualifications We Desire

* Experience using PTC-Creo software for mechanical design.
* Demonstrated ability in applying mechanical design principles to formulate design concepts and meet product requirements.
* Independently apply principles of tolerance analysis and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) based on experience, training, or certification such as ASME GDTP technologist level.
* Experience using a product data management system to manage CAD files.
* Application of manufacturing methods for mechanical hardware.
* Application of Design for Manufacturing and Assembly principles.
* Demonstrated successful teamwork, excellent communication skills (oral and written), and consistent demonstration of good behaviors.
* Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Products.
* Knowledge and understanding of the NW engineering systems and the NNSA product realization process.
* Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a diverse team environment.
* Active Security Clearance.

Position Information

This Limited Term Employee (LTE) position is a temporary position for one year term, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to a maximum of seven years.

Individuals in LTE positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.

About Our Team

Sandia's "Design Engineering Group" consists of multiple mechanical design departments that provide design engineering services using Computer Aided Design (CAD) software such as PTC Creo and other 3D modeling tools. We partner with engineering teams across the lab to produce innovative design solutions based on high-quality CAD models and drawings. We ensure fit, form, and function using Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T), while ensuring manufacturability and maintainability of designs. We determine the physical characteristics of the product including: geometric form, interface features, manufacturing specifications, processes, and assembly instructions. We communicate design options and recommended approaches to product development teams, stakeholders, and manufacturing partners. We apply technical judgment based upon engineering principles in the design and development of innovative products in support of our Nation's security programs. We provide a positive and inclusive work environment where staff can master new skills, deliver optimal value, and achieve their career goals.

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 with amazing impact 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, strong medical 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) Q-level security clearance.

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

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 DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.


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.