R&D Electrical Engineer - Explosive Technologies (Experienced)

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, USA

Job posting number: #7184165 (Ref:Sa691758)

Posted: October 3, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

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 R&D Electrical Engineer to join our dynamic team! On any give day, you may be called on to: + Develop and evaluate new design concepts for emerging explosive component applications or diagnostic techniques + Develop and negotiate product interfaces and requirements that balance performance, safety, and shelf-life considerations + Work with experimentalists and modelers inside and outside of Group 7550 to characterize performance, safety, and/or shelf-life (including margin analysis) of explosive components + Plans, conceives, conducts, or handles research and development for Sandia’s customers and sponsors. + Directs detailed study toward a fuller knowledge or understanding of the fundamental aspects of phenomena and of observable facts and discovers new approaches to achieve goals. + Creates new understandings and capabilities by using the scientific method’s hypothesis, test, and evaluation techniques; critical review; or similar engineering research and development methods. + Initiates, designs, develops, implements, and evaluates new processes, products, or systems through basic and applied research. + Uses engineering principles to research, design, or develop structures, instruments, machines, experiments, processes, systems, theories, or technologies; to construct or operate the same with full cognizance of their design; or to forecast their behavior under specific operating conditions. + Undertakes development and possible technology transfer of solutions, products, principles or technology. + Undertakes creative work, making systematic use of investigation or experimentation, to discover or revise knowledge of reality, and uses this knowledge to devise new applications. Due to the nature of work, successful candidate must be able to work onsite. Salary Range: $101,400 - $201,400 *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 and advanced technical degree (Master’s or PhD) in electrical engineering, optical engineering or related science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) subject area: plus at least one year of relevant experience + Experience designing, developing or working with Explosives and expierence with novel diagnostics techniques as it relates to explsoives (high speed cameras, PDV etc) + Active DOE Q or DoD Top Secret clearance Qualifications We Desire: + Experience with explosive component technologies, related materials, evaluation methods, diagnostic techniques and related hazards + Experience with Photonic Doppler Velocimetry + Experience with the Nuclear Security Enterprise (NSE) product realization process, including design, pilot production, and qualification + Demonstrated ability to initiate and lead multidisciplinary (e.g., electrical engineering, materials science, chemistry, etc.) activities as part of a larger team or as a project lead + Experience with developing test plans, executing tests, and evaluating results + Experience with modeling explosive component performance (directly or through collaboration) + Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with technical and programmatic customers, stakeholders, and peers + Experience in testing and analysis of component response to environments, including thermal, mechanical shock, vibration, and high acceleration (high-g) + Experience working with Department of Defense (DoD) conventional weapon system customers About Our Team: The Explosives Technologies Group (ETG) provides diverse technical expertise and an agile, integrated approach to solve complex challenges involving energetic materials. We design for performance and safety. We deliver high quality, product, and reliable components. We perform critical assessments of energetic materials throughout their life cycles. We pursue state-of- the-art solutions for NW and WFO customers. Explosive Technology Maturation and Advanced Programs (7558) responds to emerging design and production challenges to advance the future of explosives related to non-nuclear explosive components and materials for the Nuclear Security Enterprise. 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: Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q security clearance to start, or equivalent active security clearance with another U.S. government agency (e.g., DOD). 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 need to 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. 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. 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. Job ID: 691758

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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