Research Engineer: Finite Element System and Method Developer
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
Findlay, OH

About $77,000 - $110,000 a year

Cooper Tire offers an entirely unique work experience because no matter what your title is, you’ll play a part in contributing to the development, manufacturing and marketing of some of the most innovative tire products in the world. Cooper is a fun and exciting place to work, and we easily stand apart from our competition. We’re constantly on the lookout for motivated individuals who lead by example and inspire others to greatness. The opportunities are endless and the rewards rich for those who believe that job satisfaction and career success begin with a satisfied customer. Careers are a Journey…Come Ride with Us!

Cooper Tire's Global Technical Center is seeking an expert in the development and application of the finite element method to static and dynamic systems. You will work with a cross-functional, cross-continental group of engineers who are creating and refining links between tire design and vehicle performance.

Your responsibilities will include learning and mastering many aspects of tire mechanics, developing new FE methods inside and outside of commercial FE codes, and applying these methods to practical problems. You will be expected to challenge our existing methods and practices . We always know that, whatever we’re doing, there’s always a better way to do it. It is our goal to obsolete our own creations with new creations, and ourselves with ourselves… we constantly learn new things, reinvent ourselves, and improve on everything we do.

Cooper is a truly global company. You will have the opportunity to travel to various locations around the world to participate in testing, meet with colleagues, train colleagues, and meet with customers.

Required Qualification:
Proven knowledge of theory and practice of the finite element (FE) method applied to problems involving nonlinear solids, undergoing high strains, with contact and friction
Advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering, Applied Mechanics, Engineering Physics, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Biomechanics or equivalent experience
Excellent English verbal and written communication skills
Expertise in at least one of the following: Abaqus, Ansys, Nastran, LS Dyna, Nike 3D, Code Aster, Calculix
Knowledge of mechanics of laminated composite materials
"Classical" methods of analysis of continuous and lumped dynamic systems
Knowledge of statistics equivalent to a first undergraduate course
Scientific programming in at least two of the following: Python, Matlab, Fortran, C++, Julia

Preferred Qualifications:
Right to work in the U.S.
Zero to 5 years’ experience since earning advanced degree
Knowledge of High Performance Computing including Linux cluster management ( SLURM, scripting and other tools)
Expertise in Machine Learning
Working knowledge of fluid dynamics and some experience with CFD
Experience using LINUX/UNIX
Experience with tires
Experience with vehicle dynamics

Cooper Tire is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop and retain top candidates by providing an engaging culture and opportunities to grow and develop. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, status as an individual with a disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.