Sandia National Laboratories Mechanical Technologist (Early/Mid-Career) in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Are you passionate about your work? Do you dream of working in state-of-the-art facilities with safety & security culture? Do you want to join a diverse team that serves an organization that supports our national security?
We are seeking an R&D Mechanical Technologist to develop, fabricate, test and integrate flight hardware in a fast-paced environment to support Missile Defense Applications. You will have the opportunity to impact the development and performance of Advanced Concepts experiments and Mission Hardware. This position will include both laboratory and field testing operations. Some travel will be required to support program needs.
On any given day, your duties will include:
- Collaborate with a team of engineers and technologists on the design and development of a variety of mechanical components or assemblies to meet defined requirements
- Work independently or in collaboration with other technologists, using hand tools or machine tools, ensure that fabricated components are assembled in the manner designed
- Make independent decisions, ensure the fabrication of prototype designs in the most efficient manner
- Integrate assembled prototypes into mission systems
- Participate in design peer reviews
- You have an associate’s degree in mechanical technology or related engineering field or equivalent experience
- Experience in mechanical design, qualification, fabrication, production, machining and assembly
- You can obtain a DOE Q security clearance
- Some Travel Required
Ideally, your background will also include:
- Aerospace or automotive experience (experience with complex mechanisms, appreciation of quality/care during handling, assembly using procedures, etc.)
- Experience with the build and assembly of countermeasures
- Your skillset contains experience in CAD systems (CREO or SolidWorks)
- Experience dealing with flight hardware
- Experience with electrical cabling and interconnects
- Experience designing for manufacturability
- Experience with additive manufacturing
- Experience with pressure systems
- Mechanical design experience (jigs, fixtures, handling gear, tooling, etc.)
The Advanced Concepts and Mission Payloads department is focused on defining advanced technology concepts and future target mission requirements in support of Missile, Air and Space Defense programs. Additionally, the department tests concepts both experimentally and in flight to deliver modeling and simulation truth data, while providing mission payloads in support of Missile Defense Agency's (MDA) Ballistic Missile Defense System.
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.
Selected applicants will be required to pass a Job Placement Assessment before beginning the job to ensure that they can perform the essential physical requirements, with or without accommodations.