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Global Propulsion Systems Structures FE Project Engineer - GPS0000042

Pontiac (Global Propulsion Systems), Michigan, US

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Job Description
 
The Powertrain Structures Analysis Engineer will conduct structural analyses for a wide variety of engine components such as cylinder heads, cylinder blocks, head gaskets, exhaust manifolds, turbochargers, crankshafts, pistons, connecting rods, oil pans, & brackets. Responsibilities include the creation of finite element models of these components/assemblies and execution of analysis to assess and/or modify the characteristics of these components to meet design requirements.
 
Job Responsibilities
  • Provide component-level and/or system-level design recommendations to Design Responsible Engineers based on interpretation of analysis results
  • Exercise analytical models using appropriate commercial and/or in-house proprietary software 
  • Retrieve and modify Unigraphics (NX) models of engine components and assemblies to support the creation of finite element models
  • Continuous enhancement of current standard analysis practices and/or tools to improve prediction fidelity and/or execution speed, and development of new methods
  • Participate in product design and development teams and regularly present analysis results to engineering peers and management
  • Document analysis objectives, conclusions, results, and assumptions
  • Cooperatively work with test engineers to enhance laboratory procedures to support the development of first-time capable analysis techniques
Basic Qualifications:
  • Highly proficient with Abaqus, Optistruct, or Nastran
  • Highly proficient with Hypermesh, Simlab or equivalent meshing & post-processing software
  • Familiar with Fe-safe/FEMFAT
  • BS in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering
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Preferred Qualifications:
  • 5+ years experience with structural analysis of powertrain components and systems, including experience in one of the following three areas: Powertrain Structural Durability, Powertrain Noise & Vibration, Powertrain Sealing & Fastening
  • MS in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering - preferred
  • Good understanding of non-linear analysis, failure theories and multi-axial fatigue
  • Good understanding of dynamics and fourier analysis
  • Experience with Isight, Tosca/other optimization software
  • Experience with component and/or material testing
  • Proficient with MATLAB & scripting
  • Knowledge of variation simulation analysis
  • High level of analytical ability where problems are unusual and difficult
  • High level of interpersonal skills to work independently and effectively with others
  • High level of oral and written communication skills
  • Thorough system-level understanding of SI and/or diesel internal combustion engines
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products
 
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or protected veteran status.
 

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