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R&D Lead Mechanical Engineer (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:

Organization 7588 is seeking an experienced R&D, S&E Mechanical Engineer to join our dynamic team as the Lead Mechanical Engineer. Our teams of engineers have a deep understanding of designing, building, and maintaining complex testers and are looking for a highly motivated and dedicated teammate. Are you passionate about your work and want to use innovative facilities to explore solutions? Do you want to join a dynamic team that solves challenging issues for the nation's security? If so, you could be the highly motivated, experienced Mechanical Engineer we seek. You will work with key partners across the Neutron Generator (NG) Enterprise to design, prototype, and deliver mechanical systems for automated test equipment. You will be working with a diverse set of subject areas including software engineers, electrical engineers, systems engineers, and system surety engineers, supporting the nation’s nuclear deterrent.

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

+ Participate in a team of mechanical engineers in support of the organization's mission.

+ Work in a highly integrated team of mechanical, electrical, and software engineers to deliver automated test equipment to production floors.

+ Design mechanical systems, which might range in scale from small sample holders all the way to large, customized pressure vessels.

+ Mentor fellow mechanical engineers on product realization.

+ Work with 2D and 3D modeling software to develop component models and mechanical envelopes.

+ Select appropriate materials to meet the needs of each component.

+ Identify areas where Lean, 5S, and continuous improvement principles might be implemented.

+ Communicate effectively with stakeholders and teammates.

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

Qualifications We Require:

+ Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field, plus 5 years of relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant education/work experience.

+ Ability to acquire a DOE Q clearance.

Qualifications We Desire:

+ Active DOE Q Clearance.

+ Demonstrated mentoring and leadership of technical teams.

+ Experience with electro-mechanical components and the ability to incorporate electrical components into mechanical designs.

+ Significant experience with 2D and 3D modeling software, such as AutoCAD or CREO.

+ Experience with additive manufacturing of components, 3-D modeling and design for manufacturing, consistent performance as Responsible Engineering Authority (REA) related to manufacturing,

+ Experience with the development of detailed work instructions

+ Knowledge of the ND Product Realization Process.

+ Experience with document management systems, such as PDMLink.

+ Familiarity with engineering mechanics, static and cyclic loading, dimensioning and tolerances, and mechanical properties of materials.

+ Demonstrated ability to complete complex projects within budget, scope, and schedule constraints.

+ Understanding of systems, components, processes, and tools within the nuclear weapons enterprise.

+ Dedication to continuous improvement, including Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification.

About Our Team:

This team is responsible for enabling the acquisition of neutron generator performance data. Our vision is to " acquire hi-fidelity test data to enable high consequence decisions." Our mission is "delivering exemplary test solutions in the national interest. " We define, design, build, and qualify automated test equipment used to support neutron generator S&T, development, production, shelf life, and surveillance testing. Continuously improving tester requirements, tester standardization, test fidelity, tester capability, and delivery times are some of our core values. We also provide ongoing engineering support of the existing tester fleet.

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: 683008



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