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R&D Systems Engineering - Energetic and High-speed Diagnostic Systems (Experienced) - Onsite

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, USA

Job posting number: #7257003 (Ref:Sa693586)

Posted: July 7, 2024

Job Description

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 with amazing impact 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 work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)
  • Generous vacations, strong medical 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.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking a driven and results-oriented systems, mechanical, chemical, electrical, materials science, or civil engineer to join our team to create novel solutions to the nation’s most difficult international defense, homeland security, and critical infrastructure challenges through the definition, design, and quantification of high-consequence energetic systems!

The Explosive Research and Development department designs and tests energetic and high speed diagnostic systems. The successful applicant will integrate into a highly dynamic team to work in high-consequence environments while maintaining composure. In this type of environment, each person will need to think on their feet, improvise, and work for solutions while taking care of complex problems.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Work with customers to determine their needs with energetic materials.
  • Design experiments to meet objectives of the customers.
  • Write proposals and reports for potential and current work.
  • Handle project budget, schedule, and work assignments.
  • Collect, reduce, and report data resulting from energetic experiments.
  • Handle energetic and other hazardous materials.
  • Work closely with technologists in setting up and executing experiment.

This position will require occasional non-standard work hours and intermittent travel.

Due to the physical labor associated with the job, a job placement analysis and testing will be required.

Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite.

Salary Range:

$104,100 - $207,100

*Salary range is estimated, and actual salary will be determined after consideration of the selected candidate's experience and qualifications, and application of any approved geographic salary differential.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical, or other related technical field plus five (5) years' relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience (MS degree plus 1 year experience or PhD and no experience).
  • Ability to obtain and maintain DOE Q-level security clearance.

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Minimum of three years of hands-on experience in energetic or other high consequence environments and eager to work frequently in outdoor environments.
  • Experience in the following:
  • Energetic materials and related firing systems.
  • Fielding and collecting high speed data in an energetic environment.
  • CAD modeling, simulation, and other programming languages like MATLAB/Python.
  • Project planning and project management.
  • Familiarity with high-speed data acquisition and electronics including imaging and voltage signals from strain or pressure gages.
  • Familiarity with interior and terminal ballistics.
  • Ability and willingness to adapt to evolving department needs by acquiring new knowledge and skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in and lead multi-functional teams to support customers with shifting and evolving requirements and due dates.
  • Possess a strong dedication to positive teaming dynamic, detail oriented and strong written and verbal skills.
  • Sigma 14/15, and SCI clearances.

About Our Team:

We support a wide array of explosives testing with an emphasis on high speed data and video acquisition as well as flash radiography. We specialize in cradle to grave explosive test design to inform objectives, novel explosive and pyrotechnic device development testing, evaluating vulnerabilities in hostile energetic environments, explosive dispersal aerosol testing, and blast and fragment mitigation technologies. Department personnel support the development of technology and the characterization of energetic events for projects in the national interest. Tests can range from small energetic assemblies to highly instrumented high fidelity system assessments.

We specialize in the design of energetic devices, experimental validation of energetic device performance, interior and external explosive effects, and advanced/optical diagnostic research. We develop a variety of explosive-based solutions focusing on shaped charge design, dispersed aerosol sampling, internal/terminal hostile environments, as well as custom and optimization of explosive systems for novel applications.

Posting Duration:

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.

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.


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.

NNSA Requirements for MedPEDs:

If you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs.

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.

Essential Functions:

If offered the position, you may be required to demonstrate your fitness to perform certain physical aspects of the position, including lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling.

Job ID: 693586

Job Family: RD

Regular/Temporary Position: R

Full/Part-Time Status: F

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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Job posting number:#7257003 (Ref:Sa693586)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque,New Mexico
United States
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