**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 looking for an experienced R&D Mechanical Technologist to develop engineering solutions for the SafeGuards Transporter \\(SGT\\) and the next generation Mobile Guardian Transporter \\(MGT\\)\\. You will work on teams designing, analyzing, fabricating prototypes, testing and producing component and system level hardware for the existing SGT fleet and the MGT currently under development\\. You will have the opportunity to impact the development of a critical national asset and experience complete product life cycle, from concept development to final product definition and production\\.
On any given day, you may be called on to:
+ Collaborate with groups of other technologists on designing and developing a variety of mechanical components or assemblies to meet defined requirements\\.
+ Participate in design peer reviews\\.
+ Ensure that selected designs meet criteria for manufacturability\\.
+ Work closely with and provide guidance,based on inputs from the design team, to the Manufacturing Liaison to ensure that complex mechanical components are fabricated, on time and within budget\\.
+ Work independently or in collaboration with other technologists, using hand tools or machine tools, ensure that fabricated components are assembled in the manner designed\\.
+ Ensure the fabrication of prototype designs in the most efficient manner, making independent decisions, with minimum guidance from engineering project leads\\.
+ Integrate assembled prototypes into electrical or electromechanical systems\\.
+ You possess an Associates degree in mechanical design technology or a closely related engineering field or equivalent experience
+ Fluency in CAD systems \\(CREO, preferred, or SolidWorks\\)
+ Your background includes experience on mechanical engineering design, qualification, production, or modeling/simulation projects
+ Active DOE Q\\-level security clearance
+ You have earned a Bachelor's Degree in mechanical engineering or related discipline
+ Experience with electrical cabling interconnecting electronic modules
+ Your experience includes designing for manufacturability
+ Experience working with manufacturing liaison to get parts fabricated
+ You are knowledgeable about advanced welding processes and methodologies
+ You possess knowledge about sheet metal design and fabrication process
+ Experience in automotive engineering
+ Experience in heavy equipment operations and maintenance
+ Experience with additive manufacturing techniques and processes\\.
Department 6623 supports the Sandia National Laboratories nuclear weapon community in efforts spanning DOE and DoD strategic weapons shipment and storage by designing safe and secure transportation solutions which meet known, evolving, and emerging design basis threats\\. The department subject matter experts provide mechanical engineering analysis and design, and implement secure transportation solutions, thus helping to ensure the security of our national critical strategic assets and facilities in dynamic environments\\.
Sandia National Laboratories is the nations 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\\.
Position requires a Department of Energy \\(DOE\\) Q\\-level security clearance to start\\.
Position requires an active Department of Energy \\(DOE\\) Q\\-level security clearance or active clearance with another U\\.S\\. government agency \\(e\\.g\\., DOD\\) to be considered for this position\\.
Sandia is required by DOE directive 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 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, disability, or veteran status\\.