CAD Technologist (Early Career)
Company: Sandia National Laboratories
Posted on: January 11, 2022
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.
What Your Job Will Be Like
Are you passionate about working in a high functioning,
inter-disciplinary collaborative team in engineering? We are
seeking a highly motivated Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technologist
with a passion for product design and development!
On any given day, you may be called on to:
Create and modify component and system definition by implementing
and integrating design solutions.
Design three-dimensional models and detailed drawings of complex
objects and systems.
Integrate defined requirements based on client needs or direct
Utilize three-dimensional computer-aided design (CAD) software to
develop and propose mechanical designs and perform dimensional
calculations and analyses.
Gather and analyze product performance.
Qualifications We Require Associate degree in Mechanical Drafting
or Mechanical Engineering Technology; or equivalent combination of
relevant education and/or relevant experience may be
Experience using CAD software for 3D solid modeling and mechanical
Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance
Qualifications We Desire Experience using PTC-Creo software for
Understanding of mechanical design principles to formulate design
concepts and meet product requirements.
Understand principles of tolerance analysis and geometric
dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) based on experience,
training, or certification such as ASME GDTP technologist
Understanding of configuration management principles.
Understanding of manufacturing methods for mechanical hardware.
Understanding of Design for Manufacturing principles.
Demonstrated successful teamwork, excellent communication skills
(oral and written), and consistent demonstration of good
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Products.
Knowledge and understanding of the NW engineering systems and the
NNSA product realization process.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a diverse team
Active Security Clearance.
About Our Team
Sandia's "Design Engineering Group" consists of multiple mechanical
design departments that provide design engineering services using
Computer Aided Design (CAD) software such as PTC Creo and other 3D
modeling tools. We partner with engineering teams across the lab to
produce innovative design solutions based on high-quality CAD
models and drawings. We ensure fit, form, and function using
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T), while ensuring
manufacturability and maintainability of designs. We determine the
physical characteristics of the product including: geometric form,
interface features, manufacturing specifications, processes, and
assembly instructions. We communicate design options and
recommended approaches to product development teams, stakeholders,
and manufacturing partners. We apply technical judgment based upon
engineering principles in the design and development of innovative
products in support of our Nation's security programs. We provide a
positive and inclusive work environment where staff can master new
skills, deliver optimal value, and achieve their career goals.
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
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
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
This Limited Term Employee (LTE) position is a temporary position
for one year term, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up
to a maximum of seven years.
Individuals in LTE positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as
internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular
career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing
operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and
satisfactory job performance.
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