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Sandia National Laboratories Mechanical Engineer (Early/Mid-Career) in Livermore, California

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Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Do you want to join a dynamic team that solves significant issues for our nation's security?

We are seeking a highly motivated and team-oriented Mechanical Engineer to join our Group. The Gas Transfer Systems (GTS) Group researches, designs, develops, and builds components which store hydrogen isotopes (deuterium and tritium) for extended periods of time, and then delivers precise quantities of gas. As a GTS Mechanical Engineer, you will be part of a high performing team that applies systematic scientific approaches to evaluate emerging technologies’ applicability, performs mechanical component design, develops production ready drawings and processes, and develops and executes test plans to evaluate a component’s design, performance, and life. Different skillsets will be required to identify viable solutions including fundamental mechanical engineering, basic statistical techniques, and excellent communication and teaming skills. Non-technical activities will include development of project plans, estimating costs and schedules, and reporting results to customers. You will initially serve as a team member in the role of an authority in their relevant technical area to solve complex problems. As you mature in this role, you may progress to more difficult challenges that will draw on skillsets across the laboratory to build teams to solve multi-disciplinary problems.

Required:

  • Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or other STEM discipline; or a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or other STEM discipline with a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience
  • Experience with CAD (CREO, SolidWorks, etc.)
  • Ability to travel up to 15% of the time
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q Security Clearance

Desired:

  • Experience with mechanical component design and production qualification
  • Experience with creation and review of product drawings and product specifications (e.g. ASME Y14.5M dimensioning and tolerancing)
  • Experience with experimental methods, data acquisition and analysis
  • Experience in high pressure gas experiments
  • Familiarity with welding technologies
  • Familiarity with writing, understanding, and/or updating computer codes (e.g. MATLAB, C++, Fortran)
  • Familiarity with manufacturing and related production processes
  • Experience in managing project plans, project schedules, project deliverables, project costs, and technical and programmatic risks

Department Description:

The Gas Transfer System (GTS) Engineering Department is a group of engineers, material scientists, and technologists who are responsible for the design, development, and qualification of gas transfer systems for national security programs. Our work has three major components: scientific research, advanced component development, and engineering support of existing systems. Responsibilities include high-pressure gas reservoir design, explosive component design, development of welding technologies, and investigating the effect of hydrogen isotopes in various materials. The department operates a high pressure testing facility and a welding/brazing facility. Our personnel routinely interact with other Sandia engineering and research groups, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, production agencies (located in Kansas City, Savannah River, and Texas), the National Nuclear Security Agency (NNSA), and the Department of Defense (DOD).

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: http://www.sandia.gov

*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

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.

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.

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