Sandia National Laboratories Intern - Energetic Component Engineering R&D Undergrad Year Round in Albuquerque, New Mexico
The Energetics Component Engineering-I Department is seeking a highly-motivated, team-oriented candidate for an undergraduate year-round internship. Ideal candidates should have a mechanical engineering background with coursework in mechanics of materials, material science, mechanical design, fluid/solid mechanics and/or thermodynamics.
On any given day, you may be called on to:
- Join existing project teams to support design, development, testing and production of explosive components
- Validate component design quality through review of engineering drawings, performance data and product definition documentation
- Use engineering principles to analyze and display test results acquired from data acquisition systems using spreadsheets, MatLab, etc.
- Manage measurement and test equipment to assure accountability and current calibration status
You bring the confidence and skills to be eligible for the job by meeting these minimum requirements:
- Currently attending and enrolled full time 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 25 hours per week during the academic year, and up to 40 hours per week during the summer
- U.S. citizenship
- Currently pursuing a major in mechanical engineering or related discipline and have attained at least junior-level status
- One to three years of experience working in teams, maintaining equipment and/or machinery and handling logistics
- Ability to work on multi-disciplinary teams in a fast-paced environment
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Experience with machine shop equipment
- Experience with measurement and test equipment including calibration
- Experience with or knowledge of energetic materials and/or components
- Ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance
The Energetic Component Engineering-I Department is responsible for design, development and external supplier production of energetic components and materials. The department activities primarily focus on low-power energetic devices such as igniters and actuators that use explosive or pyrotechnics materials as well as propellant-driven rocket motors. Design cycles and options are minimized through informed use of computational and simulation techniques making use of in-house analysts and corporate computational resources. In addition, the department maintains state-of-the-art laboratories and diagnostics for both destructive and non-destructive characterization testing of energetic components.
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.
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.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national original, disability, or veteran status.