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R&D Mechanical Engineer (Early/Mid-Career)

Albuquerque, NM 87102
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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.


Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Do you want to join a dynamic team that solves challenging issues for our nation's security? If so, you may be the highly motivated R&D Mechanical Engineer we seek to join our team.

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

+ Be the technical interface to product realization teams and the commercial supply base for the design and delivery of mechanical parts/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 mechanical parts/components destined for use in nuclear weapons.
+ Lead the identification, development and qualification of suppliers; assessing the technical capabilities of the suppliers to meet weapons requirements.
+ Lead efforts to improve fundamental understanding of material requirements, defining and conducting experiment work to close knowledge gaps and improve design definition.
+ Anticipate and manage risk (i.e. sole source suppliers, sunset materials, technology development, etc.); identifying viable alternates and leading the technical evaluations and decision-making process.
+ Lead product design definition (drawings, specifications, etc.) through the product life cycle (design-development-delivery).
+ Employ quality management systems and techniques; developing and handling comprehensive verification/qualification plans and defining acceptance criteria.
+ Manage multiple organizational interfaces; internally and externally.

Some travel required. You may be interviewed and/or hired into one of several organizations at Sandia.


+ Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering or relevant STEM field; or equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE clearance


+ Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering or relevant science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) field
+ Experience in application of the scientific method; gathering, analyzing and presenting technical data for decision-making/problem solving purposes
+ Knowledge of design for manufacturing (DFM), Lean/Six Sigma and continuous improvement and their application, and additive manufacturing and use of additive manufacturing equipment
+ Basic knowledge and/or exposure to Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T)
+ Knowledge of statistically based tolerance analysis
+ Desire to utilize engineering expertise in the weapons product realization process; cradle to grave
+ Demonstrated leadership skills
+ Well-developed interpersonal skills and able to work across dynamic teams
+ Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced/schedule driven environment
+ Excellent oral communication and technical writing skills
+ Active DOE Q-Level security clearance

Department Description:

The Purchased Product Value Stream Department is responsible for purchased products and logistic operations in support of Sandia National Laboratories production mission activities. Major areas of responsibility include 1) Materials Planning is responsible for developing the plan and authorizes procurement of production materials based on master schedule requirements: 2) Purchased Product Engineering is responsible for purchased products, including raw materials, tooling and end item components; serving as the liaison to design, product, and process engineers, production users, and suppliers in the areas of design definition, coordination of fabrication, and acceptance requirements; 3) Inventory Management & Logistics provides services in inventory management, materials movement, receiving, and shipping; and 4) Change Configuration Management Cell manages the execution of product configuration in the Sandia drawing system and the Oracle manufacturing system for the Production Center.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nations 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 withamazingimpact 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 schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical 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.

EEO Statement:

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.



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Posted: 2020-10-13 Expires: 2020-11-12

 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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