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Intern - Neutron Tube Value Stream - R&D Undergraduate Year Round

Albuquerque, NM 87102

What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking a R&D Year Round Undergraduate Intern to join our dynamic team!

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

+ Work with Neutron Generator staff engineers as technical in a variety of settings including interfacing with product realization teams and the commercial and internal supply base for the design and delivery of components used in nuclear weapon design, development and production activities.

+ Participate in the product realization process (design through delivery); including early engagement in the development phase to define, validate, and clarify requirements for electrical parts/components destined for use in nuclear weapons.

+ Lead efforts to enhance fundamental understanding of material requirements, defining and conducting experiment work to close knowledge gaps and improve design definition.

+ Anticipate and manage risk (i.e. single points of failure technology development, variable yields, variable cycle and queue times etc.); identifying viable alternates and leading the technical evaluations and decision making process.

+ Manage product design definition (drawings, specifications, etc.) through the product life cycle (design-development-delivery).

+ Employ quality management systems and techniques; developing and managing comprehensive verification/qualification plans and defining acceptance criteria.

+ Manage multiple organizational interfaces.

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate:

Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious accommodation before commencing employment. The requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually.

Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to HR Solutions at (505) 284-4700.

Posting Duration:

This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.

Qualifications We Require:

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

+ Currently attending and enrolled full time 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 25 hours per week during the academic year, and up to 40 hours per week during the summer

+ U.S. citizenship

Qualifications We Desire:

+ A GPA of 3.5/4.0

+ Candidates must possess well-developed interpersonal and communication skills; with an ability to work in a diverse team environment

+ Excellent oral communication and technical writing skills, with the ability to develop and present ideas and results in oral and written form

+ Experience in application of the scientific method; gathering, analyzing and presenting technical data for decision making/problem solving purposes

+ Ability and desire to work in a fast-paced/schedule driven environment

+ A track record of leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities, including profession associations and/or technical conferences

+ Basic knowledge of Lean/Six Sigma and continuous improvement and their application

+ Ability to obtain and maintain a Q Clearance

About Our Team:

Department 7562 safely manufactures neutron generators for War Reserve weapons systems and the development of new processes and generator designs. Our responsibilities include manufacturing planning, configuration control, and the establishment and maintenance of schedules to assure that the Nuclear Weapons Complex need for neutron generators is met. We establish and maintain a work environment that is safe and environmentally benign, foster respect for employees, promote open communication, and ensure that work results in quality products delivered on-time at promised cost or less.

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 work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)

+ 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:

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 need to 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, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.

Job ID: 682782



  • Engineering
Posted: 2022-04-28 Expires: 2022-05-28

 World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

National security is our business. We apply science to help detect, repel, defeat, or mitigate threats.

For more than 60 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation's most challenging security issues.

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