R&D Mechanical Engineer

Sandia National Laboratories   •  

Livermore, CA

Industry: Aerospace & Defense

  •  

5 - 7 years

Posted 65 days ago

This job is no longer available.

What Your Job Will Be Like

Are you passionate about research and development that supports national security missions in a variety of high impact areas? Do you dream of developing advanced design concepts in support of national security objectives? If so, you will want to apply for this opportunity to join a team of creative thinkers in applying mechanical engineering skills to help secure our nation. Opportunities are available at the Bachelor's, Master's, and graduate level.

As part of this diverse multidisciplinary team, you will work alongside world-class authorities and emerging leaders and use your skills in any of the following:

  • Aerodynamics and aerospace
  • Applied mechanics
  • Code development for finite elements
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Destructive and nondestructive testing
  • Dynamics & kinematics
  • Field and lab testing and product integration
  • Finite element analysis
  • Fluid mechanics, including microfluidics
  • Heat transfer and thermal analysis
  • Material selection and fabrication oversight
  • Mechanical design, testing, and control including components as well as systems
  • Modeling, simulation, and visualization of mechanical systems
  • Production and manufacturing
  • System assembly and infrastructure analysis

Based on your interests, you will improve national security by engaging in areas that could include:

  • Additive manufacturing
  • Advanced weapon concepts
  • Autonomous systems
  • Blast on structures
  • Energetics and explosives
  • Energy program enhancement and protection
  • Hypersonic flight vehicles
  • Hypervelocity impact
  • Novel materials
  • Nuclear deterrence
  • Packaging for mechanical shock
  • Power sources
  • Product realization
  • Propulsion systems
  • Radar systems
  • Remote sensing
  • Satellite systems
  • Thermal protection design

This position may require travel to support current efforts and identify new opportunities for growing our capabilities and impact.

When applying to this requisition, you may be interviewed and/or hired by one of several multi-disciplinary teams providing mechanical engineering expertise.

Qualifications We Require

  • Master's in a related discipline plus 1 year of experience; or Bachelor's in a related discipline plus 5 years' experience
  • Experience in mechanical engineering
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoE Q clearance

Qualifications We Desire

  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering, Physics, or Material Science/Engineering
  • Experience in space, flight, and/or weapon systems
  • Experience in a subset of the following: mechanical design, modeling & simulation, systems integration, environmental test, product development, GD&T, CAD tools, programming, controls
  • Experience working effectively in a collaborative and interdisciplinary team environment
  • Ability to understand a variety of technical disciplines
  • Superb communication, teamwork, and people skills with demonstrable ability to perform effectively in a teaming environment
  • Critical thinking, synthesis and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to prioritize, lead, and complete projects within appropriate scope and timeframe
  • Ability to obtain an SCI clearance