Mechanical Engineer (Experienced)

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Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, NM, United States

Phone: 5053139924
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Mechanical Engineer (Experienced)


Albuquerque, NM 

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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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious accommodation before commencing employment. The requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually.

Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to HR Solutions at (505) 284-4700.

What Your Job Will Be Like

Are you ready to join a dynamic team that solves challenging issues for our nation's security? If so, you could be the Mechanical Engineer we are seeking to join our team!

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

  • Perform minor designs in support of customer requests with Facilities Portfolio Manager (FacPM) approval and maintain as-builts for in-house designs.
  • Maintain a broad understanding of the building systems, safety systems structures and components, and design basis.
  • Lead all efforts for planned outages, coordination, and building occupant notifications.
  • Write high-rigor planned outage procedures and switching memos; review/approve all procedures and memos for assigned portfolio.
  • Collaborate with A/E partners on system capacities and design basis.
  • Participate in building systems performance monitoring, system analysis, and operate per the design basis within assigned portfolio.
  • Perform building walkthroughs to stay up-to-date with building system conditions (coordinate system/equipment inspections).
  • Provide technical expertise and analysis in support of predictive and preventative maintenance technologies.
  • Identify facility project needs through the Condition Assessment, Resource Conservation, or Operations processes and assist in integrating those needs across the site.
  • Support project requirements development, developing and analyzing design options and alternatives, A/E Q&A, engineered safety, and project design reviews focusing on specification and standard reviews at the building system level operations and maintainability of equipment.
  • Review and advise changes to Real Estate Operating Permit (REOP).
  • Adhere to FMS business process and identify improvements and standard methodologies.
  • Support Affinity Groups, Standards, Specifications and Design Manual develop, and improvement.
  • Review Facilities Control System (FCS) alarms and issues with Building Operator/Engineering Technologist for resolution.

Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite 60% of the time. 

Qualifications We Require

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or relevant discipline plus five (5) years of relevant experience; or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain an active DOE L-level security clearance.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Two or more years experience designing and/or troubleshooting of mechanical building systems.
  • Licensed Engineer (P.E.).
  • Experience with the following:
  • Working with nuclear facilities, using computerized facilities management systems (Maximo, Tririga, etc).
  • NNSA, DOE or other federal government requirements.
  • Current mechanical codes and standards (IBC, ASHRAE), scoping detailed mechanical projects, and troubleshooting mechanical systems.
  • Demonstrated experience in the following:
  • Mechanical design engineer.
  • Analytical and reasoning skills necessary to identify and resolve mechanical risk issues with the mission in mind and assist in making recommendations to management.
  • Coordination of mechanical outages.
  • Developing and implementing a preventive maintenance plan.
  • Leadership skills including the ability to articulate the vision to key partners.
  • Basic knowledge of technical building or site infrastructure design and construction.
  • Working knowledge and understanding in Facilities engineering, design, construction and contracting, best standards and practices.
  • Ability to successfully plan, organize, lead, and monitor team efforts to completion and implement multiple tasks in a high-pressure environment.

About Our Team

The Facilities Area-FAM 1 Department 4821 is responsible for facilities in TA-I. Our mission is to maintain the buildings and associated systems fit for mission use, as well as to facilitate modifications in support of future mission work. We strive to partner with our customers to respond to building issues and support the needs of the mission.

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:
*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance

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.


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.