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Mechanical Engineer - Optical Systems for Satellites (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM 87102
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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.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

Are you passionate about mechanical design for optical based systems and product realization for space-based hardware? Become the next R&D Mechanical Engineer on the driven product engineering team and work cohesively to handle a wide variety of roles and responsibilities! This is an opportunity to be involved in a high visibility program area managing the full range of modern remote sensing space system payloads and ground system software. Improved design, development, realization, and quality are major focuses of our program.

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

+ Lead fabrication and assembly efforts

+ Interpret and translate mechanical/optical concepts into opto-mechanical designs and fabricated hardware

+ Support documentation efforts

Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite.

Qualifications We Require:

+ Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering plus five (5) years' experience or Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering plus nine (9) years' experience

+ Experience in optical/mechanical design projects

+ Experience with mechanical design drawing packages and tolerancing, including Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

+ PhD in Mechanical Engineering

+ Strong dedication to a teaming dynamic and ability to collaborate with internal organizations and external production facilities and suppliers

+ Strong written and verbal skills

+ Attention to detail with a keen focus on customer service

+ Experience with Creo or other mechanical engineering design tools

+ Knowledge of and understanding in the following areas: design for manufacturability; part, material and process assessments for flight hardware in space environments; quality management or familiarity with AS9100 quality requirements; and measurement techniques

+ Experience in product realization of mechanical components including: procurements, inspections, nonconformance and corrective action management, supplier assessments, and supplier development

+ Ability to multi-task projects and roles within projects efficiently

+ Active DOE clearance

About Our Team:

The Remote Sensing Systems Group (06780) provides the competencies vital to harnessing and developing the world’s best technologies, practices, and suppliers for realizing advanced remote sensing systems. The RSS Group leads and implements the design, fabrication, integration, testing, and delivery of the Global Burst Detection (GBD) Program Satellite Payloads. We provide a broad competency base of needed skills for the development of advanced satellite payloads, ND support needs, and other WFO programs. We can use our unique capabilities and team to provide end-to-end program needs. Embedded within the group are strengths in: analog/digital design, embedded electronic design, software design, electronic fabrication and testing, optical science and design of optical sensor systems, power systems, test and integration using space environmental test capabilities, and system tester development.

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: 682607



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