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Armor Mechanics Engineer/Scientist

Job Information Job Title: Armor Mechanics Engineer/Scientist Grade: 210/220
Org: SMC Eng & Prod Dvel
Work Location: Idaho Falls, ID (4x10 schedule)

**This is a multi-level posting** Mission/Vision Statement Empowering the Nation's energy future. Mission: Discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure. Vision: INL will change the world's energy future and secure our critical infrastructure.
The National & Homeland Security Department at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seeking candidates for a Lead Amor Mechanics Engineer/Scientist. This position is located at the Special Manufacturing Capability Facility (SMC).
Employ state-of-the-art shock physics codes and high performance computing platforms to investigate the interaction of modern armor systems with high-energy weapons. Develop and utilize methods to compare sparse stochastic live fire data to quasi-deterministic computational results. Develop, analyze, and optimize advanced armor technologies through laboratory, field, and computational investigations. Assist in the design, execution, and evaluation of laboratory and field experiments to quantify novel armor system performance with respect to a variety of energetic threats, including blasts, ballistics, and chemical energy weapons.
Collaborate with high-performance computing (HPC) system administrator to maintain and optimize a high-performance Linux cluster in a secure environment.
Collaborate with multi-disciplinary INL science and engineering community and national technical peers to improve the tools and methods of armor research, as well as the armor materials and systems themselves. Propose, plan, direct, conduct, and publish novel research on topics relevant to vehicle survivability. Support and assist the transition of new designs from prototype to production.
Possess technical training and experience necessary to learn and eventually master shock physics, explosives, ballistics, armor and computational methods.. Experience would ideally include training and experience these areas. A background including materials science, structural dynamics, fluid dynamics, finite element method, along with laboratory or field experience may be acceptable.

Must be a US Citizen and be able to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy (DOE) "Q" security clearance and additional special access as required
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering and 5 years of related work experience or Master's Degree in Engineering and 3 years of related work experience or PhD in Engineering and 2 years of related work experience.
Preferred degree disciplines: Materials Science/Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil/Structural Engineering
Skills & Knowledge:
Experience in materials science, strength of materials, computational solid dynamics, fluid dynamics, terminal ballistics or energetic materials
Familiarity with theory of high-strain-rate deformation and failure of ductile and brittle materials.
Familiarity and experience with experimental methods related to characterization of high-rate processes such as Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar, Taylor Anvil, Plate Impact, etc.
Experience with explicit finite element codes such as Abaqus/Explicit, LS-Dyna, or Nastran/Explicit.
Experience with high-rate processes including ballistic impact, detonation of energetic materials, and/or high-energy density physics is preferred.
Experience with DOE shock physics codes such as Alegra, CTH, ALE-3D or SAGE is preferred.
Familiarity with High Performance Computing (HPC) environments, Linux, Python, and advanced visualization tools is preferred. Selective Service Requirements

To be eligible for employment at INL males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). This includes U.S. born and naturalized citizens, parolees, undocumented immigrants, legal permanent residents, asylum seekers, refugees, and all males with visas of any kind which expired more than 30 days ago. The few individuals who are exempt from this requirement are those on current non-immigrant visas. For more information see

Employee Job Functions Employee Job Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position. These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job position which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation. Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations. An applicant's ability to perform and/or tolerate these actions and conditions will be discussed and workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards.
Special Senses: visually demanding workWork Conditions: typing/keyboardCertification Exams: testing designated position (tdp) Please Apply Before:
Environmental, Safety and Health Statement Must be familiar with, and comply with all relevant health and safety requirements. Must be knowledgeable of emergency action policies and procedures, methods for reporting/resolving work practices or conditions to available cognizant professionals. Other Information When applying to positions please provide a resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration. INL Overview INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 4,300 scientists, researchers and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and develop technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security and environmental missions.
The Idaho Falls Area Idaho Falls is conveniently situated near many national treasures such as Yellowstone National Park, Teton National Park, Jackson, WY, etc. For more information about the area, please visit and Equal Employment Opportunity Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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