Sandia National Laboratories Mechanical Lead for W80-4 Abnormal Environment Safety (Experienced) in Albuquerque, New Mexico
We are seeking a Research and Development Mechanical Engineer to drive system development and qualification of the W80-4 to abnormal mechanical environments for nuclear safety.
Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Do you enjoy working and learning in a dynamic environment on programs of critical national security which will challenge and develop your technical and leadership skills? If so, consider this opportunity to join Sandia in furthering our mission.
On any given day, you may be called on to:
- Develop the abnormal mechanical requirements, influence the design of experiments and guide modeling and analysis to ensure the W80-4 responds safely to unintended mechanical energy (e.g. impact, drop).
- Team regularly with the nuclear safety system lead, the W80-4 systems team, partner across multiple SNL organizations and collaborate with Lawrence Livermore National Labs to evaluate and influence weapon design.
- Develop expertise in the design and function of safety critical components and the system.
- Apply your expertise to identify safety critical features and work with domain experts to apply detailed analysis and test information to develop the technical basis to assure systems are safe.
- Bachelor's and Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering or closely related STEM discipline plus one or more years of experience; or Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or closely related STEM discipline plus five or more years of experience; or PhD in Mechanical Engineering or closely related STEM discipline; or a minimum of 9 or more years of relevant experience that demonstrate the STEM knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the duties of the job can be used in lieu of degree
- Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance with Sigma 15
- Experience with mechanical design, analysis and testing
- Knowledge of nuclear weapon design, analysis and testing
- Knowledge of nuclear safety principles, components, and requirements
- Experience with high visibility roles and technical presentations
- Desire to develop a deep technical expertise in both components and overall system design
- Experience leading teams and collaborating with key partners
- Innovation and resourcefulness when solving complex technical problems
- Excellent planning, prioritization and communications skills
The Weapon Surety Engineering II Department is a customer-focused organization that provides engineering and system analysis expertise to ensure a safe deterrent throughout the entire weapon lifecycle. Engineers develop a deep knowledge in both component and system function to support rigorous evaluation and mitigation of potential failure modes. We operate across multiple engineering disciplines (mechanical, electrical, computer, materials and systems engineering) with opportunities to develop cross-disciplinary capability. The team supports a variety of stockpile systems and is part of the product teams during development, design and production, as well as advanced concept and exploratory efforts. Our engineers use their extensive component and system knowledge, as well as experimental data and modeling, to ensure products function as intended with assured safety. Members of our department learn the function of multiple components, how those components integrate within the system and apply surety principles and processes to ensure a safe, secure, reliable, and effective U.S. nuclear deterrent.
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) Q-level 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 must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-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 DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.
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.