Sandia National Laboratories R&D S&E, Mechanical Engineer (Experienced) in Livermore, California
The W80 Systems Engineering Department is seeking Mechanical, Electrical, or Systems Engineers to contribute to new projects and ongoing operations. Engineers will assist with day-to-day operations, trouble-shooting, and problem-solving with multidisciplinary teams across the Nuclear Security Enterprise; develop new assessment technology to deepen our understanding of safety and security performance; and interact closely with the National Nuclear Security Administration and the Department of Defense to ensure that their needs are addressed in a timely manner.
Requires a bachelor’s and master’s degree in relevant STEM discipline (Electrical, Mechanical, Aerospace Engineering or related technical field) plus two or more years experience; or bachelor's and doctorate in relevant STEM discipline. The requirement for a STEM Master’s degree can be waived for candidates with a bachelor’s in a relevant STEM discipline and engineering or scientific experience and/or achievements that demonstrate the knowledge, skills and ability to perform independent research and development.
Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q security clearance.
Structural dynamics, vibration characterization, structural analysis, heat transfer analysis, laboratory measurement techniques and diagnostics, computational simulation and modeling, integration of subsystems, fabrication of prototypes, and/or conductance of qualification tests.
The W80 Systems Engineering Department has stockpile stewardship responsibility for the W80 and W84 warheads. The W80-0,1 is the warhead for the Navy Tomahawk and the Air Force's ALCM cruise missiles. The President's Annual Assessment Report drives Sandia to increase yearly its technical basis of the safety and reliability of the warhead. Specifically the team is focused on understanding the "design margin" of the fielded weapon through driving the system to failure. This knowledge is used to adjust annual surveillance activities. Through these efforts we are breaking new ground in our knowledge of the weapon, and focusing this knowledge to critically evaluate the performance of the weapon.
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 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
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Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) granted Q-level security clearance.
Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment drug testing, and a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship.
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 the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.
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