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CAE- Brake Systems

  • Location
    • Warren, Michigan
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted


Hybrid: This role is categorized as hybrid. This means the successful candidate is expected to report to  Warren three times per week, at minimum.

The Role:

The Virtual Design, Development and Validation (VDDV) organization at General Motors is leading the charge to virtually design, develop and validate vehicle systems and components through the strategic utilization of CAE tools and methods. We are looking for highly motivated individuals to join our fast-paced team who are passionate to lead the industry in this transition.

What You’ll do:

The role will lead brake system analysis and virtual test activities in support of Battery Electric Vehicle programs and technology development including but not limited to:

  • Create structural and/or Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation for brake system design, development, and validation
  • Present results and generate actionable recommendations, based on analysis, as requested and in support of virtual review process
  • Actively participate in Brake and Fuel Product Development Teams (PDT)
  • Actively participate in Vehicle Performance Integration Team meetings (VPIT) as required
  • Collaborate with design release, development, and validation engineers on a regular basis in developing new components and systems
  • Develop, track, and update CAE portion of Analysis, Development, and Validation plan
  • Write clear and concise engineering reports documenting analysis work
  • Oversee integrated supplier CAE activities and provide technical direction as required
  • Participate in Statement of Requirements (SOR) process
  • Lead development of new CAE techniques to improve model accuracy and/or efficiency
  • Participate in CAE focus groups.
  • Generate technical solutions for current, new, and major programs
  • Provide technical leadership for advanced technology development
  • Perform complex design analysis
  • Specify and balance system requirements
  • Plan and implement test and/or development programs to support CAE, test, and design communities
  • Stay abreast of new technology and competitive products
  • Travel as required

Additional Description

Your Skills & Abilities (Required Qualifications)

  • BS Engineering (mechanical or Aerospace)  Will consider other Engineering disciplines if they have had experience with brake noise analysis
  • 5+ years of relevant experience
  • 2+ years experience working with design, testing for Brake Noise
  • Exhibit High level of verbal and written skills
  • 2+ years using ABAQUS for Brake Noise analysis, nonlinear dynamic analysis; experience with complex eigenvalue analysis and utilizing Multi-body System Dynamics
  • Will consider someone with 2+ years of braking experience if they have another 3 years working on systems dealing with thermal, friction analysis

What Will Give You A Competitive Edge (Preferred Skills)

  • MS in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering
  • 5 years using ABAQUS for Brake Noise analysis, nonlinear dynamic analysis; experience with complex eigenvalue analysis and utilizing Multi-body System Dynamics
  • Familiarity with a variety of CAE modeling tools including but not limited to LS-Dyna, AVL/EXCITE, and Star CCM+
  • Familiarity with tire modeling
  • Knowledge of production manufacturing process for brake system components such as casting, forging, and machining
  • Familiarity with UG-NX CAD & CAE tools as well as MATLAB
  • DFSS Black Belt Certification
  • Fluency in any of the following languages a plus: Spanish, German, Mandarin, Korean, Portuguese, Hindi/Kannada

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