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Sandia National Laboratories Intern - NonDestructive Eval & Develop. - R&D Graduate Summer in Albuquerque, New Mexico

What Your Job Will Be Like:

The Engineering Sciences Center is seeking student interns to contribute to the understanding of the dynamic behavior of small components to operational and laboratory environments. We are looking for highly motivated, team-oriented individuals that are capable of supporting programs in this technical area. The successful candidate will have a strong technical interest in experimental structural dynamics and will be responsible for setting up and performing experiments and processing the resulting data.

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

  • Assist staff members in structural dynamics, vibration, acoustics, shock or solid mechanics testing

  • Assist staff members in the development of advanced diagnostics such as optical, radiography or other non-destructive evaluation methods

  • Process data or script processes using various software systems, including MatLab, Python, LabView, SolidWorks, etc.

  • Research current state of the art in these fields utilizing scientific literature

  • Plan and design experiments, write reports in PowerPoint or Word

Posting Duration:

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.

Qualifications We Require:

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

  • Earned bachelor's degree

  • Currently attending and enrolled full time in the spring term immediately preceding the internship (or scheduled to graduate in the spring) in an accredited science, engineering, or math graduate program

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0

  • Ability to work up to 40 hours per week during the summer

  • U.S. citizenship

Note: If you have not yet started your graduate program, please apply to an undergraduate intern position.

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Experience in a vibration, acoustics, structural mechanics, materials science, modal, or structural dynamics laboratory

  • Experience developing advanced diagnostics such as optical, X-ray or other nondestructive evaluation methods

  • 5 or more semesters of undergraduate education in engineering, physics, or a similar discipline

  • Strong verbal and communication skills

  • Ability to interact well with fellow technical workers of diverse technical backgrounds

About Our Team:

The Experimental Solid Mechanics and Structural Dynamics Group, 01520, within the Engineering Sciences Center, 01500, simulates normal, abnormal, and hostile mechanical environments. Tailored and controlled tests are used to accurately characterize the structural response of small and large scale systems. The work includes integration with environments engineering, advanced diagnostics, and computational analysis. This integrated capability supports applied and fundamental laboratory research and model validation, develops experimental methods and integrated environments, and characterizes the behavior of hardware within operational environments. Responsibilities span the research, development, qualification, and acceptance phases of a broad range of national security missions. These include the nuclear weapons deterrent, satellite assets, missile defense, conventional military technologies, infrastructure and energy security, and other applications.

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:

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 L-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 the DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

EEO:

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.

Job ID: 685584