Computational Mechanical Analyst (Early/Mid Career)
Job ID: 691288Apply Now
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What Your Job Will Be Like:
We are seeking a computational analyst (R&D S&E Mechanical Engineer) to perform simulations of shock, impact, blast loading, deformation, failure, and vibrations in support of national security-related programs. The analyst will utilize Sandia computational codes and high-performance computational platforms to perform shock physics and computational mechanics simulations. The analyst will collaborate with Sandia code development teams, customers in other Sandia groups, and experimentalists conducting related experiments.
On any given day, you may be called on to:
Use state-of-the-art tools to conduct computational simulations of a variety of shock, impact, blast loading, deformation, failure, and vibration scenarios
Utilize appropriate uncertainty quantification techniques in conjunction with simulations to predict component or system behavior with confidence
Build model credibility through the application of verification and validation principles
Work closely with experimental efforts by mechanics, material science, and testing organizations to provide validated results of complex and challenging problems
Applicants on this requisition may be interviewed by multiple organizations at Sandia National Laboratories.
Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite in Livermore, CA.
Qualifications We Require:
Master’s degree in an engineering or science discipline (e.g. mechanical engineering, physics, materials science)
Educational background in one of the following: shock physics, solid mechanics, structural analysis, structural dynamics, or materials science
Experience with modeling and simulation tools (e.g., the finite-element method)
Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance
Qualifications We Desire:
Ph.D. in an engineering or science discipline (e.g. mechanical engineering, physics, materials science)
Experience utilizing high-performance computing capabilities to run hydrocodes or comparable tools for studying material or system behavior under conditions of impact, blast, or other high strain rate loading
Experience studying material behavior under conditions of high strain rates and high pressures
Experience developing constitutive or EOS models and implementing them into hydrocodes or comparable tools
Demonstrated programming/scripting experience
Demonstrated ability to document and present findings
About Our Team:
The Multi-Physics Modeling and Simulation Department at Sandia National Laboratories, California, conducts a wide range of computational simulations, including linear-elastic static; large-deformation, nonlinear structural dynamics; hydrodynamics; and solid mechanics. To complete these simulations, the department uses a variety of state-of-the-art analytical tools. Typical departmental programs include the following: detailed structural and thermal analyses of weapon systems; analysis-based design guidance for weapon components; the development of forging and welding modeling capabilities; pressure vessel analyses, including aging and failure; hydrodynamics modeling and simulations; and failure model development and implementation (metals and composites). In addition, a current major departmental focus is the development of science-based failure models and mesh-convergent numerical methodologies.
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.
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.
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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: 691288
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