FEA Engineer

Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Posted: 10/19/2020 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Engineering Job Number: 82709

Job Description

  • Perform advanced FEA simulations to direct design activities to ensure designs manufactured result in zero failures to reduce production costs.
  • Develop Strength and Durability FEA models for use in design analysis and optimization.
  • Determine if test and analytical data is suitable for use as load input for CAE-based Strength and Durability analysis.
  • Validate new simulation procedures by using physical tests with appropriate instrumentation (strain gauges, accelerometers, material testing).  Ensure virtual tools, methodologies and correlation are in place, continuously improving virtual predictive quality of the Strength and Durability analyses.
  • Demonstrated successful experience in Finite Element Analysis, Applied Solid Mechanics and Numerical Methods using CAE software such as Hypermesh, Simlab, Abaqus, Ansys, nCode, fe-Safe, Tosca and FEMFAT.
  • Good overall knowledge of internal combustion engine/powertrain or electrified powertrain
  • Strong knowledge of strength of materials, solid mechanics, metal fatigue, vibration theory and structural engineering principles. CFRP knowledge is an asset.
  • Skills in data manipulation with scripting (e.g. Python)
  • Produce high quality reports and modeling process documents.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results on difficult projects in a fast paced, time critical and sensitive environment.

Job Requirements

Requires: Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Mechanical or Electrical) with relevant automotive focus in studies and activities preferred
3 years’ experience with FEA, MATLAB, Python experience.
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