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R&D Fighter/Bomber Test Engineer ME - (Early/Mid-Career)

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Sandia Corporation Albuquerque , NM 87101

Posted 2 months ago

What Your Job Will Be Like

Are you passionate about serving our nation and wanting to make a positive impact? We are seeking a R&D S&E, Mechanical Engineer to perform Fighter/Bomber testing. . You will join a team of dynamic experts and get up close and personal with premier war-fighting aircraft! You will perform compatibility testing inside aircraft bomb bays, on wing / fuselage weapons pylons and under aircraft.

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

  • Collaborate on F-15, F-16 and NATO fighter aircraft, the B-2 bomber, the upcoming B-21 bomber, the B-52 bomber and more!

  • Lead mechanical compatibility testing through all phases.

  • Have a meaningful impact on our nation's war-fighting capability.

  • Act as a key spokesperson and advisor to Department of Defense and Department of Energy decision makers.

Qualifications We Require

  • Bachelor's and advanced degree (Masters or PhD) in a STEM discipline; or bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline plus four years of engineering experience.

  • Two years of experience in an engineering role.

  • Education or experience with design software.

  • Education or experience with data acquisition and analysis.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Experience leading engineering or technical projects.

  • Weapons program experience at SNL or other DOD organizations.

  • Knowledge and successful use of MATLAB, LabVIEW, SolidWorks, CREO

  • Instrumentation experience.

  • Hardware design and fabrication.

  • Microcontroller experience.

  • Experience leading or participating in Flight Test activities.

  • Communication skills including technical writing and presentations to large multiagency audiences.

  • Program management experience.

  • Active US DOE Q security clearance or DOD equivalent.

About Our Team

The Aircraft Compatibility organization's role is critical to maintaining the viability, technical confidence and operational readiness of the US nuclear weapons stockpile. Our team establishes and maintains compatibility of nuclear weapons with their delivery platforms, enabling weapon reliability calculations. This team works with military engineering and operational organizations, aircraft contractors, and Sandia's weapon systems departments in the design and certification of the aircraft/weapon interface. Members oversee the laboratory and flight testing of their assigned weapon systems to include evaluating data, investigating anomalies and reporting results. Personnel use a variety of engineering tools that represent electrical and functional characteristics of a war reserve weapon. The project is a continuing process of certification and recertification of aircraft nuclear weapon system compatibility.

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 schedules, 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:

  • These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) granted Q-level security clearance.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment drug testing, and a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship.

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, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in 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.

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R&D Fighter/Bomber Test Engineer ME - (Early/Mid-Career)

Expired Job

Sandia Corporation