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

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:

Join a dynamic team that helps tackle some of the most challenging issues facing our nation’s security! You could be the highly motivated R&D Mechanical Engineer to be part of our diverse team!

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

+ Conduct component and system level testing to support all Sandia programs as required, including nuclear weapons, non-proliferation, and a variety of work for other customers

+ Work collaboratively with other staff and technologists on many challenging and innovative projects to perform quality mechanical testing for customers

+ Support efforts to identify and implement both technical and operational laboratory improvements

+ Contribute to research projects and publishing technical work

+ Provide technical guidance to laboratory technologists

+ Support the development and execution of test specifications to ensure test units are exposed to the correct environments

+ Implement work planning and control processes to assure safe, secure, and high-quality operations

Join our team and achieve your dreams while making a difference!

Qualifications We Require:

+ Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in a related STEM field or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience. Equivalent experience in lieu of degrees must be engineering or scientific experience that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform independent research and development

+ Experience with structural dynamics, solid mechanics, and/or non-destructive evaluation such as radiography

+ Experience with basic laboratory test equipment, including data acquisition equipment, signal conditioners, and measurement sensors

+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DoE Q/Sigma clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

+ Experience with structural dynamics test development, including familiarity with classical dynamic, structural and non-destructive evaluation equipment, test setup, and data acquisition systems

+ Experience with advanced data or image processing techniques

+ Experience and familiarity with Work Instructions and non-conformance reports

+ Experience with work planning and controls processes

+ Experience with high consequence safety operations, including explosive and radioactive related processes

+ Ability to interpret, organize, and document experimental results

+ Excellent personal interaction skills with management and technologists

+ The ability to work effectively in a close team environment

+ Excellent written and verbal communication skills

About Our Team:

The Vibration/Acoustics Simulation Department, 01521, within the Engineering Sciences Center, 01500, specializes in replicating normal, hostile, and abnormal environments through tailored and controllable vibration/shock, acoustic, and thermal tests. In addition to vibration and acoustics capabilities, the department also has the ability to accurately take mass properties measurements for small and large-scale test articles. Test data is used to characterize the structural response of systems to a variety of environments. The work includes integration with environments engineering and advancement of diagnostics and experimental capabilities. These integrated capabilities support applied and fundamental laboratory research, model validation, experimental model development, and characterization of hardware behavior during operational environments in the development, qualification, and acceptance phases of a broad range of national security missions that include nuclear weapons deterrents, satellite assets, missile defense, conventional military technologies, infrastructure and energy security, and other applications.

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: 683171



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Posted: 2022-05-11 Expires: 2022-07-10

 World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

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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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