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R&D S&E, Nuclear Engineer (Experienced)

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.


Passionate about nuclear engineering and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Join a dynamic team and apply your technical skills towards challenges with impact to national security!

We are seeking a highly motivated R&D S&E, Nuclear Engineer within the Neutron Tube Value Stream that enables the entire manufacturing life cycle. You will have the opportunity to leverage your technical expertise in a dynamic manufacturing environment with challenging product design requirements, stringent quality standards and state of the art manufacturing processes. You will have the opportunity for rotational assignments in the various engineering disciplines within the overall Value Stream; developing broad based product and process knowledge. All staff members lead continuous improvement initiatives focused on achieving stable production and increased responsiveness to National Security customer needs. The Neutron Tube Value Stream group conducts a range of highly specialized activities necessary to deliver Neutron Generator products and product assurance. Through a philosophy based in continuous improvement, we strive to meet or exceed customer expectations by consistently providing the highest quality products on-time to meet customer schedules. With a highly trained and technically competent workforce, we strive to produce a robust product that meets the highest standard of quality. Department specialized capabilities include: mechanical assembly, encapsulation, final dimensioning, thermal spray, and in-process testing; product engineering; and product quality assurance. Some travel required.

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

+ Utilize effective teaming skills.
+ Partner across organizational boundaries.
+ Demonstrate critical thinking skills to challenge the status quo and facilitate the resolution of complex problems.


+ Masters in Nuclear Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Ceramics Engineering, Materials Science, Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software/Computer Engineering or other related engineering and science disciplines plus 1 year of relevant experience; or equivalent;

- PhD in one of the above disciplines; or
- Bachelor's in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) and 5 years relevant experience.
+ Prior leadership role as evidenced by prior work history.
+ Active & current DOE security clearance and able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q Level Security Clearance.


+ Previous product/process engineering experience.
+ Evidence of high academic achievement.
+ Experience in gathering, analysis, and presentation of technical data for problem solving and decision making.
+ A track record of leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities, including professional associations.
+ Basic knowledge and/or exposure to Lean/Six Sigma and continuous improvement concepts and methodologies.
+ Experience in the use of Oracle, Prime, and EIMS tools deployed at Sandia Labs.
+ Excellent project planning and execution capabilities.
+ Candidates must possess well-developed interpersonal and communications skills; with an ability to work in a diverse team environment.
+ Excellent oral communication and technical writing skills, with the ability to develop and present ideas and results in oral and written form
+ Interest in leveraging engineering expertise in a manufacturing environment.

Department Description:

Department 2562 safely manufactures neutron generators for War Reserve weapons systems and the development of new processes and generator designs. Our responsibilities include manufacturing planning, configuration control, and the establishment and maintenance of schedules to assure that the Nuclear Weapons Complex need for neutron generators is met. We establish and maintain a work environment that is safe and environmentally benign, foster respect for employees, promote open communication, and ensure that work results in quality products delivered on-time at promised cost or less.

Our team is committed to nurturing a culture compatible with a broad group of people and perspectives in accordance with the changing makeup of the workforce. In support of this vision, our center actively recruits applicants from diverse groups of backgrounds and fosters an inclusive community.

Join us and work towards your goals while making a difference!

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:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q security clearance to start, or equivalent active security clearance with another U.S. government agency (e.g., DOD). Sandia is required by DOE directive 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 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: 2021-04-02 Expires: 2021-05-05

 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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