R&D Mechanical Engineer (Experienced)

Sandia National Laboratories

Livermore, CA

Job posting number: #7135364 (Ref:688429)

Posted: March 16, 2023

Job Description

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. 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. Salary Range: $116,600
- $229,500 *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. What Your Job Will Be Like: We are seeking a technical staff member (R&D Mechanical Engineer) to join our world-class research team. If selected, you will conduct research developing clean and efficient combustion technologies suitable for heavy-duty power plants and used in applications such as heavy-duty long haul freight transportation, construction, agriculture and stationary power generation. You will work in an existing laboratory that is fully equipped with an optically accessible research engine and state-of-the-art optical and laser-based diagnostic capabilities. On any given day, you may be called on to do the following: + Identify and clarify our understanding of the physical and chemical processes controlling combustion and emissions formation, including the impact of fuel properties + Support the advancement of improved engine CFD modeling tools + Develop strategic research plans for combustion-driven transportation technologies that have increased efficiency and reduced environmental impact + Address key barriers to the commercialization of advanced combustion concepts, including conceiving, developing, and testing new concepts + Engage closely with OEM partners to maximize the relevance and impact of your research + Mentor a team of support staff, post-doctoral fellows, visiting researchers, and student interns + Develop and lead collaborative relationships with top international researchers from industry, universities, and other technical institutions + Publish critically acclaimed journal papers + Engage with and provide leadership to the professional engine combustion community Qualifications We Require: + PhD in engineering, the physical sciences, or a related field + Five or more years of post-doctoral research experience in a university, industrial research and development facility, or government-funded research facility + Background in experimental thermal sciences, fluid mechanics, and/or combustion science, including experience in the application of laser-based optical diagnostic techniques + Experience in research and development of compression ignition engine combustion systems for difficult to ignite fuels (e.g., alcohols, other low cetane number fuels) + Strong publication record Qualifications We Desire: + Extensive knowledge of the kinetics of ignition of hydrocarbon based fuels + Ability to formulate and lead a research project and supporting team + A work record that demonstrates initiative and the willingness to take on considerable individual responsibility + Experience developing and implementing laboratory safety and environmental security plans + Excellent verbal and written communication skills as demonstrated by extensive publications and presentations + Experience writing successful research proposals + Track record of mentoring others + Research approach that promotes sharing of resources and talents with fellow researchers and collaborations with external institutions About Our Team: The mission of Sandia/California's Applied Combustion Research Department is to identify and fill gaps in the science base supporting our nation’s ability to use and control combustion processes efficiently and cleanly. Current research is focused primarily on developing the detailed understanding of fuel-spray, mixing, combustion, and heat-transfer processes – with a focus on internal combustion engines that use both conventional and alternative fuels. The department is part of Sandia's Combustion Research Facility (CRF), which conducts state-of-the-art experimental and computational research in collaboration with experts at other leading institutions. The CRF offers a challenging and stimulating work environment that promotes leading-edge research to address today's most critical energy and environmental issues, as well as providing opportunities for personal, professional, and technical growth.

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.

Security Clearance:

This position does not currently require a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance. Sandia will conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Furthermore, employees in New Mexico need to pass a U.S. Air Force background screen for access to Kirtland Air Force Base. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause access to be denied or terminated, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment. If hired without a clearance and it subsequently becomes necessary to obtain and maintain one for the position, or you bid on positions that require a clearance, a pre-processing background review may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation. Applicants for a DOE security clearance need to be U.S. citizens. 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. Members of the workforce (MOWs) hired at Sandia who require uncleared access for greater than 179 days during their employment, are required to go through the Uncleared Personal Identity Verification (UPIV) process. Access includes physical and/or cyber (logical) access, as well as remote access to any NNSA information technology (IT) systems. UPIV requirements are not applicable to individuals who require a DOE personnel security clearance for the performance of their SNL employment or to foreign nationals. The UPIV process will include the completion of a USAccess Enrollment, SF-85 (Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions) and OF-306 (Declaration of for Federal Employment). An unfavorable UPIV determination will result in immediate retrieval of the SNL issued badge, removal of cyber (logical) access and/or removal from SNL subcontract. All MOWs may appeal the unfavorable UPIV determination to DOE/NNSA immediately. If the appeal is unsuccessful, the MOW may try to go through the UPIV process one year after the decision date. EEO: 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. Job ID: 688429

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:#7135364 (Ref:688429)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque,New Mexico
United States
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