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Sandia National Laboratories Computer Aided Design Technologist (Early/Mid-Career) in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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We are seeking an early to mid-career Computer Aided Design and Drafting Technologist to join our team and to apply your skills across a broad range of activities supporting specialized technical evaluations. Working closely with a team of engineers and technologists, you will be responsible for the creation of mechanical designs using three-dimensional solid modeling software, including 3D models and assemblies, drawings, layouts, and illustrations.

Required:

  • Two-year degree in a technical/engineering field or equivalent experience
  • Experience using computer-aided design (CAD) software
  • An existing DOE Q security clearance or equivalent DoD security clearance
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a SCI clearance, and willingness to take a polygraph exam, if requested.

Desired:

Ideally, your background will also include some of the following:

  • Existing DOE SCI security clearance
  • Experience using, or desire to learn Solidworks 3D CAD software, and add-ons such as Composer
  • Hands-on experience with fabrication, mechanical assembly/disassembly, operation of machine-shop equipment, or related experience
  • Experience related to nuclear weapon and/or delivery system development, or related technology
  • Motivated team member who readily accepts and completes tasks in a timely fashion
  • Consistent record of demonstrating initiative and getting results
  • Demonstrated successful teamwork and excellent communication skills
  • Experience using computer software to generate 3D animations
  • Experience with virtual reality technology

Department Description:

The primary mission of Department 5813 is to assess the threats posed to US national security by foreign advanced weapons capabilities, especially nuclear weapons. Our analyses inform policy-makers across the US government responsible for understanding the threats and risks posed by these weapons. This meaningful program area is growing rapidly, and exciting opportunities to conduct all-source intelligence analysis, computational modeling and engineering studies are available for you.

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 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 and SCI access, both of which require US citizenship. SCI access may also require a polygraph examination. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain these levels of access 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 the 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, disability, or veteran status.

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