Dynamic FEA Engineer III

Job Description
Dynamic FEA Engineer III - Direct Hire Opportunity
The Dynamic FEA Engineer will be responsible for performing dynamic impact simulation independently. Will also be responsible for developing new and time saving finite element modeling techniques.
Implement proper Engineering Approach in Design Process
Responsible for design validation with respect to applicable requirements utilizing analytical process and testing as necessary
Analyze, design and test data to implement proper engineering approach into FE model
Implement analytical approach and establish correlation with actual test data
Will set up the model for impact simulation for 16 and 14G loading conditions using Altair tools and/or LS-prepost .
Perform FEA on detail parts and assemblies to verify compliance with structural and occupant injury criteria.
Perform necessary linear/non-linear static analysis and dynamic simulation
Perform Pre and Post processing
Perform topology analysis and shape/weight optimization using Altair Opti-Struct
Perform FEA on composite structures and injection molded part
Work with design and certification engineers as well as with test laboratory to provide best possible designs
Comply with company procedures (QAP) and certification internal procedures
Document all design validation work (including FEA) and maintain database
Provides technical guidance to Design Validation engineers I & II and establishes best practices
Ensures quality of model and analysis and on-time completion
Provides status and schedule updates to department head and other appropriate entities on a regular basis
CAE Occupant Simulation Occupant Safety CAE Crash Simulation
Strong background in structural engineering and strength of materials
Broad understanding of finite element analysis and failure modes
FEA experience using LS-Dyna or Radioss. In addition, experience using Altair HyperWorks suite or ANSYS. Knowledge of NASTRAN or ABAQUS
Knowledge of stochastic/statistical tools (DOE) and Optimization tools
Knowledge of composites. Must understand failure mode for sandwich composites and design layups for seat structures
Knowledge of modeling seat belts
Expert level knowledge of ATDs (Anthropomorhic test device) hardware and models
Ability to perform standard stress analysis
Ability to generate documents such as, plans, data sheets and reports
Ability to perform tests and some physical work at the test laboratory
Basic ProE/CATIA skill
Extensive technological knowledge of all phase of engineering applicable to the seating products
Familiarity with FAA regulations, Boeing/Airbus specifications
Ability to communicate well with internal departments, customers, and regulatory agencies
Bachelor's or Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or Aeronautical Engineering plus 5-10 years of FEA-related experience using LS-Dyna or Radioss. Experience using Altair HyperWorks suite or ANSYS. Knowledge of NASTRAN or ANSYS
Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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