Senior Structural Engineer: 2 openings available; Short-term contract (4 months) with potential for extension. Should have experience with ANSA, Abaqus, Nastran, and other FEA/CAE simulation tools.
Conducts analytical structural and forming studies through FEA techniques on automotive components and systems.
Education – Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field of study
Education - Preferred: Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field of study
Years of Experience: Minimum three to five (3-5) years of related experience required; five to seven (5-7)
years of related experience preferred
Supervisory Experience: None
Licenses and Certifications: None
Other Skills/Experience -
⎯ Knowledge of FE software such as Ansa/Hypermesh, Nastran, Abaqus, Optistruct,
Heeds, LS Dyna, nCode, FEMFAT, optimization tools, and post-processing tools
⎯ Able to perform linear, non-linear, and dynamic simulations
⎯ Knowledge of structural requirements for durability, NVH, and crashworthiness
⎯ Strong theory knowledge in solid mechanics, strength of materials, and dynamics
Other Skills/Experience -
⎯ Process and manufacturing knowledge covering forming, joining, and assembly
⎯ Experience in developing BIW, closures, and chassis components
⎯ Experience working with TeamCenter PLM
⎯ Interpret and follow project guidelines with minimal follow-up or additional resources needed to complete tasks.
⎯ Run multiple simulation projects correctly and efficiently to meet all program timelines.
⎯ Actively work on developing new processes, procedures, and methods for analysis.
⎯ Provide further development of calculation methods, in particular the definition of substitute load cases or replacement
⎯ Use computer FEA software and equipment (i.e. Ansa/Hypermesh, Nastran, LS-Dyna, Abaqus, nCode, FEMFAT, and
optimization-DOE/post-processing tools) to perform engineering simulations.
⎯ Ensure model and post-processing are completed in accordance with quality requirements, customer specifications,
and Cosma standards.
⎯ Work with cross-functional teams to support the design, test, and structural development of components and systems
by applying root-cause analysis and countermeasure proposals for issues identified during product development and
⎯ Correlate experimental data to simulation data.
⎯ Analyze FEA results and proposed product changes to determine feasibility or potential improvement of components
and systems to initiate optimization within the project.
⎯ Write technical reports to explain the FE results and provide recommendations to improve overall design.
⎯ Perform additional duties as assigned.
⎯ Act with honesty and integrity, and make ethical business choices in accordance with Magna’s Compliance Policies and
Subject to business needs < 5% of travel may be required.