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R&D Mechanical Engineer - Access Delay Lead (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:

We are seeking a dedicated Mechanical Engineer to join our dynamic team and develop creative solutions to exciting national security challenges!

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

+ Coordinate, support, and lead technical teams who develop and test new and innovative barrier solutions, explore and apply new technology in access delay, conduct site assessments, and work with experts across the laboratory, academia, and industry.

+ Support the Mobile Guardian Transporter (MGT) cargo and mechanical team by leading design and testing efforts for the Overland Pallet Unit Shipper (OPUS).

+ Be responsible for the successful design, testing, evaluation, management, and deployment of physical protection technologies.

+ Travel occasionally to domestic or international locations to support program needs.

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

Qualifications We Require:

+ Master's degree in relevant engineering field, plus six years of relevant experience

+ Experience leading in technical or project roles

+ Record of developing innovative and impactful solutions evidenced through Technical Advances, patents, and technical reports or journal publications

+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

+ Experience/exposure to various manufacturing methods including conventional machining, additive manufacturing, advanced textile manufacturing, and composite materials fabrication

+ Experience field testing and working in a laboratory environment around heavy tools and equipment

+ Ability to produce review, and communicate professional technical documentation to multi-level audiences

+ Proven experience partnering and collaborating across the laboratory, industry, and academia

+ Experience in Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) systems and “smart” materials

+ Experience in performance testing, technology development, and challenging system integration work

+ Understanding of Access Delay principles

+ Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, personal initiative, responsiveness, and attention to detail

+ Experience conducting fixed site and transportation vulnerability analysis (VA), site assessments and understanding of the DEPO methodology

+ Experience designing and creating professional solid models and drawing packages

About Our Team:

The Access Delay and Structural Assessment Department serves the nation by designing, analyzing, testing, and assessing physical security delay barrier systems to protect critical assets and attractive targets from theft and sabotage. We work with various elements within the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Energy (DOE) to ensure the protection of high value assets at domestic/international facilities.

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.

Essential Functions:

Selected applicants will be required to pass a Job Placement Assessment before beginning the job to ensure that they can perform the essential physical requirements, with or without accommodations.

Job ID: 682233



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Jobs Rated Reports for Mechanical Engineer

Posted: 2022-05-02 Expires: 2022-06-01

 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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