Initiate, modify, analyze, and support development and release for automotive seating products. Interact with other departments, customers, suppliers, and vendors to facilitate design project requirements. Support design improvement and problem solving situations.
Primary Position Responsibilities:
Create and maintain project schedules
Utilize FEA to ensure safety, performance, and regulation compliance.
Prepare technical documentation and project presentations
Attend all project and design meetings as required and report appropriate information
Support customers design and project management related requests (on-site as needed)
Support FEA Team overall functions.
Other duties as assigned.
Attend all training as required
Keep record of all hours (personal and project), overtime, and compensatory time
Work on a measurable annual project and other job duties as assigned
Qualifications/Essential Skills and Experience:
B.S. Mechanical Engineering or equivalent (M.S. Mechanical Engineering preferred).
3+ years experience in Automotive Product Design Analysis. (Experience with LS Dyna, Hypermesh, LS Prepost/Primer)
3+ years experience meshing parts using Hypermesh.
1+ year experience with advanced automotive seating and/or interior FEA and with actual part test correlation.
Knowledge of safety regulations/standards test setup pertaining to automotive seating and interior products (FMVSS, ECE, DIN, IIHS, etc)
Experience with Optistuct for optimization preferred.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Proficient in problem solving (creative and mechanical aptitude)
Capability to travel (less than 10%) domestic and international as required
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Environmental conditions - Open office environment. May be exposed to moderate noise levels.
Vocal Communication - Required to express or exchange ideas by means of concise (clear, correct and timely) discussion with coworkers, customers, suppliers, etc.
Hearing Perception - Ability to recognize information at normal spoken levels and/or ability to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or make fine distinctions in sound.
Sensory Utilization - Prepare and analyze written or computer data.
Physical Activities - Required to stand, walk and sit, as well as using hands to pick up, handle or feel objects. May occasionally reach with hands and arms. May be required to lift up to 50 lbs. unassisted.
Visual Acuity - There are no special vision requirements.