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Mechanical Engineer, H-Gear, Early Career

Livermore, CA 94550
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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.

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.

Salary Range:

$98,300 - $190,100

*Salary range is estimated, and actual salary will be determined after consideration of the selected candidate’s experience and qualifications, and application of any approved geographic salary differential.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking an engineer (R&D S&E, Mechanical Engineer) to join our Handling Gear (H-Gear) Engineering Group (8447)! The ideal candidate will have experience in both mechanical and electrical engineering. You’ll work in a collaborative environment with a multidisciplinary team to perform a wide range of activities that span the full product development cycle. You’ll work closely with the H-Gear team to design and develop Handling and Test Gear (T-Gear) solutions for DoD use in the field.

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

+ Design and develop critical pieces of H or T gear

+ Build prototypes of your designs

+ Support drawing reviews

+ Support test and design verification activities

+ Work with production counterparts on fabrication challenges

+ Partner with engineers at Sandia and across the complex to ensure the success of the project

Qualifications We Require:

+ Bachelor’s degree in a Mechanical or Aeronautical Engineering, or equivalent experience in lieu of degree must be engineering or scientific experience that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform independent research and development

+ Experience with modeling tools and/or computer aided design tools (Creo/ProE, SolidWorks etc.)

+ Ability to travel up to 25%

+ Ability to obtain a Q-Clearance and Sigma 15 access

Qualifications We Desire:

+ MS in mechanical/aeronautical or electrical engineering

+ Minor in electrical engineering

+ Experience with product design and development, specifically large and small machined and welded assemblies, fixturing, handling gear, etc.

+ Experience taking a product from prototype to production, including creation, interpretation, and review of production drawings and GD&T

+ Environmental testing experience (writing test plans, data acquisition, executing tests)

+ Familiarity with computational simulation and modeling tools

+ Familiarity with analog circuit design

+ Excellent verbal and written skills, including the ability to develop and present briefings that are clear and compelling

About Our Team:

Sandia/California's Handling Gear Engineering Department develops and supports advanced electronic and mechanical subsystems to support the Nuclear Weapons Program. Our group is responsible for handling gear, test gear, and weapon container development; certification; and stockpile support for all weapons in the nuclear stockpile. These responsibilities include ensuring that every weapon and weapon subsystem is managed, lifted, and transported in a safe and secure manner according to recognized standards. With over 15 active projects supporting every major Life Extension Program and Alteration, combined with more than 220 fielded pieces of H-Gear supporting the active stockpile, the H-Gear team provides a continuously challenging, rewarding and dynamic work environment. The various Components & Systems Engineering Departments are part of the Sandia/California Weapon Engineering Centers which are responsible for assuring the safety, reliability and security of U.S. nuclear weapons enabling the defense of our nation through our nuclear strategic deterrent. The departments are comprised of groups of dedicated and motivated engineers with technical degrees, primarily in mechanical and electrical engineering.

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: 683844



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