Sandia National Laboratories Intern - Coatings & Additive Manufacturing R&D Undergraduate Summer in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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We are seeking an Intern Summer - R&D Undergrad

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

  • Assist with Additive Manufacturing (AM) research, which may include process development, characterization of materials, data collection, or programming/operation of AM tools
  • Prepare reports and presentations on research results
  • Design components for AM

Required:

You bring the confidence and skills to be eligible for the job by meeting these minimum requirements:

  • Currently attending and enrolled full time (or scheduled to graduate in the spring) in an accredited undergraduate program
  • Pursuing a science, engineering, or math major
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0
  • Ability to work up to 40 hours per week during the summer
  • U.S. citizenship

Additional Requirements:

  • Currently studying Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Civil Engineering, Physics, or a related field
  • Previous experience in a laboratory environment
  • Knowledge of basic chemistry and physics
  • Ability to use word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software
  • Demonstrated interest in Additive Manufacturing

Candidates must submit one electronic file (include the essay questions below with your resume attached) including answers to all of the following questions, using up to 250 words per question.

  1. What unique academic involvement or life experience do you have with tribal communities and schools? Include student membership to the American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES) if applicable. (250 words)
  2. What is your interest in additive manufacturing, including current or previous academic courses? (250 words)
  3. How could you use this internship experience to benefit tribal communities? (250 words)
  4. Describe a frustrating project you have worked on and describe how you dealt with the challenges is presented. (250 words)

This position has a preference for an American Indian as defined as a member of a recognized federally-recognized Tribe, Alaska Village or Alaska Corporation (not state-recognized, not bands or groups, or first peoples of Guam or Hawaii)

Desired:

  • Ability to collect and analyze data
  • Knowledge of CAD software (AutoCAD, SolidWorks, SketchUp)
  • Knowledge of materials science and mechanical behavior of materials
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

This position has a preference for an American Indian as defined as a member of a federally-recognized Tribe, Alaska Village or Alaska Corporation (not state-recognized, not bands or groups, or first peoples of Guam or Hawaii).

Department Description:

The Coatings and Additive Manufacturing Department provides scientific and engineering expertise in the areas of thin films, thermal spray deposition, cold spray deposition, vacuum system/component fabrication, laser machining and surface modification, precision engineering, and additive manufacturing for the Laboratories. Over 25 elements as well as numerous compounds and alloys can be deposited by sputter deposition and electron beam evaporation. Thin film properties can also be characterized. Thermal spray capabilities include both conventional (flame, plasma, twin-wire arc, HVOF) and advanced technologies: cold spray and low pressure plasma spray. Precision engineering includes the design and fabrication of miniature and meso-scale devices, electrical discharge machining (EDM), diamond and laser machining, laser etching, micro-metrology, as well as technical consulting. Additive manufacturing encompasses both direct write (aerosol ink jet printing, extrusion casting, and conformal printing) and metal additive (powder bed and LENS). Our staff supports a variety of programs and is highly engaged in providing collaborative, innovative materials science and systems-based engineering solutions.

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:

This position does not currently require a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance.

Sandia will conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Furthermore, employees in New Mexico must pass a U.S. Air Force background screen for access to Kirtland Air Force Base. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause access to be denied or terminated, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

If hired without a clearance and it subsequently becomes necessary to obtain and maintain one for the position, or you bid on positions that require a DOE security clearance, a pre-processing background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation. Applicants for a DOE security clearance must be U.S. citizens. 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.

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.