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Sandia National Laboratories Mechanical Design Engineer (Experienced) in Livermore, California


We are seeking a R&D S&E, Mechanical Engineering

We are looking for an engineer to work in a collaborative environment with a multidisciplinary design team developing a novel structural component for a current life extension program (LEP) effort. This specific role will require you to be agile, with each day bringing new challenges. On any given day you could be asked to:

  • Design key component features
  • Interface with our systems customer, negotiate requirements, or support trade studies
  • Review drawings with our drafting support or the machine shop
  • Work with vendors on procurement and fabrication challenges
  • Collaborate with our manufacturing lab or our modeling and simulation team
  • Support qualification and test activities
  • Document and defend design decisions at programmatic reviews


  • Masters degree in engineering and 5+ years experience
  • Ability to obtain a DOE Q clearance


  • MS in mechanical, materials, or aeronautical engineering
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment with design engineering team
  • Experience with composite materials design and/or manufacture
  • Experience designing electronics housings
  • Experience with product design and development
  • Experience with CREO/ProEngineer and/or Solidworks
  • Experience creating and reviewing mechanical drawings
  • GD&T knowledge and practical experience
  • Mechanical interface design and ability to perform tolerance analyses

Department Description:

The Weapons Subsystems 3 designs, prototypes and supports mechanical weapon subsystems for high consequence applications requiring exceptionally high confidence, quality and reliability. These projects support a broad mission space including assets that are critical to U.S. national security.

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 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:

*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 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.

EEO Statement:

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.