1+ months

R&D Mechanical Engineer (Early/Mid-Career)

Albuquerque, NM

We are seeking a R&D Mechanical Engineer to join a dynamic, multidisciplinary team with a focus on solid mechanics, nonlinear dynamics, and coupled thermal\-mechanical finite element analysis\. This teams work covers the full spectrum of the research \- development \- applications domain, and the initial focus of this role will be applications work\. This is a great opportunity for an individual to engage with knowledgeable interdisciplinary teams and fill a unique broad\-based role, with an opportunity to develop new theories and methodologies involving the application of nonlinear dynamics, multi\-scale and coupled\-physics approaches, and uncertainty quantification for mechanical components\.

Key functions of this role include, but are not limited to:

+ Teaming with in\-house \(high\-fidelity multi\-physics\) code development teams

+ Working on very challenging problems utilizing world\-class computational resources

+ Working with teams to perform finite element analysis for mechanical components in dynamic environments

+ Engaging with customers to understand requested work and resources needed

+ Working on mechanical shock/vibration analysis, functional analysis, optimization analysis and model validation


+ Bachelors in a STEM discipline

+ Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering, Applied Mechanics, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, or related field

+ Experience with structural dynamics, nonlinear dynamics, continuum mechanics, strength of materials, or solid mechanics

+ Excellent communication skills as evidenced by a history of publication of results in peer\-reviewed journals and external presentations at appropriate scientific conferences

+ Ability to obtain and maintain a US Department of Energy security clearance


+ PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Applied Mechanics, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, or related field

+ Ability to set priorities and manage multiple work efforts

+ Ability to work independently, with the ability to integrate effectively into a collaborative environment

+ Extensive knowledge and experience of computer programming and code development with object\-oriented languages, Python and C\+\+

+ Experience with finite element modeling techniques

+ Knowledge of numerical analysis software and finite\-element meshing tools

+ Background in statistics, probability theory and uncertainty quantification

+ Experience in constitutive model development

+ Experience with multi\-physics and multi\-scale analyses ranging from the atomistic to the continuum

+ A demonstrated commitment to engineering excellence and continuous improvement

+ An active DOE clearance is highly desired

Department Description:

The Component Science and Mechanics Department conducts frontier mechanics research and science\-based engineering solutions for component development and assessment\. Focus areas for the department include interfacial and micro/nano\-mechanics, probabilistic mechanics and uncertainty quantification, and mechanical aspects of component and subsystem reliability\. Areas of active interest include: interconnects and encapsulation, fatigue and fracture, energy dissipation at contacts, micro\-structural mechanics, shock and vibration, crack initiation and propagation, micro\-scale diagnostics, and adaptive structures\. Computational and physical simulations, including solid mechanics and structural dynamics for both linear and non\-linear systems, are utilized in a dynamic multidisciplinary teaming environment\.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nations 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


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