Welding Engineer/Materials Joining Scientist
- Sandia National Laboratories
- Albuquerque, New Mexico
- $99,700 - $196,100
- Closing date
- Apr 8, 2023
- Field of specialization
- Engineering, Materials
- Work Function
- Development-Process, Development-Product, Research-Applied, Research-Basic
- Job Type
- Full time
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.
$99,700 - $196,100
*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.
What Your Job Will Be Like:
We are seeking a Welding Engineer to be a go-to Subject Matter Expert for welding processes, metal joining, design, and applications for critical national security products as well as conduct applied research in process science and engineering, with a focus on welding technologies, such as laser and resistance welding. This role will provide opportunities for broadening your technical capabilities through a challenging, high-profile research and engineering support program!
On any given day, you may be called on to:
Develop welding specifications in support of numerous projects across the laboratories and with production vendors.
Perform technical program development and management duties.
Support engineering applications.
Write technical papers and reports.
Present results at program meetings and professional conferences.
Conduct short term problem solving and failure analysis, in support of customer needs.
Travel 1 to 2 times per month to vendor and manufacturing supplier.
Join our team and achieve your goals while making a difference!
Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite.
Qualifications We Require:
Master’s degree in Welding Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering or Materials Science plus 3 years’ experience
Experience with welding engineering design and design for manufacturing concepts as well as technical specifications
Experience with applied research related to the relationships between material processing and resulting material behaviors
Experience with production and manufacturing
Ability to obtain and maintain a DoE Q security clearance
Qualifications We Desire:
Experience with customer support skills, to include identifying and meeting customer needs
Experience with laser welding processes
Experience with joining technologies such as other welding processes, soldering, or brazing and related physical metallurgy concepts
Project management and development experience
Experience with materials characterization techniques
Experience with process control concepts and techniques
Publication and presentation record
Knowledge and experience with welding engineering design concepts and technical specifications
About Our Team:
The Thermal Spray and Welding Department (1834) is the principal organization for thermal spray and metal joining research and engineering support throughout the Laboratories. Expertise covers a broad range of experimental and predictive capabilities that apply fundamental process, physical and mechanical metallurgy principles. Specific technical areas include welding and soldering, special brazing and diffusion bonding, and mechanical behavior. The scientific focus is on materials structures, properties, performance and reliability. Staff supports a variety of national security programs and is highly engaged in providing collaborative, innovative materials science and systems-based engineering solutions.
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 L-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 the DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.
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
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.
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.
Job ID: 688705
Sandia employs about 8,500 people and manages about $2.3 billion of work annually. We are funded primarily by the U.S. Dept. of Energy with other major funding by the Dept. of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense. Since 1949, Sandia National Laboratories has developed science-based technologies that support our national security. Today, the nearly 300 million Americans depend on Sandia's technology solutions to solve national and global threats to peace and freedom. Sandia has two main sites; our headquarters are located in Albuquerque, NM. We also have about 900 employees located at Livermore, CA. Both sites conduct leading-edge research to support national defense, homeland security, and our energy infrastructure.
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