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R&D S&E, Mechanical Engineer (Early/Mid-Career) - Campus Event

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 691310

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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:*These benefits vary by job classification.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

Be part of a high functioning, inter-disciplinary, elite and collaborative team that solves complex engineering challenges. You will make a difference in national security and contribute to Sandia’s top-priority mission. We are seeking a highly motivated, professional R&D Mechanical Engineers to join our team to develop, design, implement, and maintain strategies to lead or contribute to R&D project teams. Opportunities exist to develop new technology strategies and to lead R&D project teams. This position will offer you substantial opportunities for training and technical mentorship along with a competitive salary and benefits.

On any given day, you may be called on to:• Manage, assign, and quality-check tasks to sub-team members in order to meet program deliverables/milestones• Create and modify component and system definition by implementing and integrating design solutions• Generate and quality-check 3D models and detailed drawings of complex components and assemblies• Generate guidance, process, or assembly procedure documentation• Help plan, implement, and analyze data for component or system environmental testing

Selected applicants will be interviewed by a subcommittee of managers. Subsequently, successful applicants will be provided to managers for placement in positions across Center 7600.

Interested applicants should be currently enrolled and pursuing a Master's degree in a relevant STEM field.

This positions will require reporting onsite due to the nature of the work.

Some travel may be required.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Advanced (Masters or PhD) degree in Mechanical Engineering or relevant STEM degree.

  • Undergraduate degree also needs to be in a relevant STEM degree

  • Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE Q-Level security clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Self-management / self-sufficiency – ability to work on projects with minimal management oversight and the ability to solicit new projects from an existing customer base.

  • Demonstrated ability in applying engineering principles to formulate design concepts and meet product requirements such as form, fit, and function.

  • Demonstrated successful teamwork, excellent communication skills, and consistent demonstration of good behaviors.

  • Consistent record of demonstrating initiative and getting results by taking ownership of assignments.

  • Experience performing mechanical/structural analysis or CREO Simulate on component designs.

  • Application of Design for Manufacturing principles and proven ability to deliver large and sophisticated projects.

  • Leadership experience: managing, assigning, and checking tasks to team members.

About Our Team:

The Engineering and Design Integration Center (7600) is a multi-discipline, product-focused organization that provides engineering design, components, subsystems, integration, testing, and field support for nuclear weapons and other national security applications. Examples of these applications include the development of satellite and other space-flight payloads and testing for high consequence military programs. The Center is divided into three main competencies: Advanced Mechanical Systems, Sensor and Fuze Engineering, and Telemetry and Software Systems.

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.

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 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, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.

NNSA Requirements for MedPEDs:

If you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs.

If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date.

Job ID: 691310

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  • Worklife Balance
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Exceptional 401K Savings Plan
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Wellness Programs
  • On-site Amenities
  • Vacation Buy Plan
  • Telecommuting Arrangements*

*with management approval

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  • Affordable housing, reasonable cost of living
  • Minimal traffic congestion compared to larger cities
  • Outdoor recreation - Ski, snowboard, hike, etc.
  • Experience rich culture and history
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