What Your Job Will Be Like
We are seeking a Co-op – Technical Graduate Intern to join our team.
On any given day, you may be called on to:
- Conduct R&D activities, independently and in teams. These activities may be theoretical, computational and experimental
- Complete a project to advance manufacturing efforts
- Investigate process improvements in relation to synthesis operations
- Learn and implement powder processing techniques
- Learn and conduct multiple material characteristic techniques such as particle size analysis, XRD, XRF, Surface Area Analysis, etc.
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.
Qualifications We Require
You bring the confidence and skills to be eligible for the job by meeting these minimum requirements:
- Earned bachelor’s degree
- Graduate student at a related accredited university
- Enrolled full time in the term immediately preceding the internship
- Registration with the university’s official co-op office
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0
- Ability to work up to 40 hours per week
- U.S. citizenship
Qualifications We Desire
- Graduate level student
- Experience with chemical synthesis
- Familiarity with materials or chemical analytic techniques
- Experience in working in a production and manufacturing environment
- A passion for working to improve national security
- Ability to learn quickly and handle multiple assignments
- Motivated to learn new techniques and processes.
About Our Team
The Active Ceramics Value Stream at Sandia National Laboratories provides active ceramic elements for the Nuclear Weapons Enterprise with demonstrated value, performance, and confidence that meet customer delivery schedules. Also, the department provides a broad range of options for fabricating and machining ceramic, glass, and glass-ceramic components. Our capabilities range from chemical synthesis of powders, powder processing, billet formation and machining, component assembly, fabrication and testing. We strive to achieve agility and value-added processes through the continuous utilization of Lean/Six Sigma methodology.
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.
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.