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Powertrain Structures FEA Project Engineer

Company Name:
General Motors
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 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
Stay abreast of new technology and competitive products
Travel as required
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
5+ years experience with structural analysis of powertrain components and systems
3+ years experience in computer-aided math-based analysis components in one of the following three areas: Powertrain Structural Durability, Powertrain Noise & Vibration, Powertrain Sealing & Fastening
Highly proficient with Abaqus
Highly proficient with Hypermesh, Simlab or equivalent meshing & post-processing software
Proficient with Fe-safe/FEMFAT
BS in Mechanical Engineering
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
MS in Mechanical Engineering
Good understanding of non-linear analysis, failure theories and multi-axial fatigue
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
Apply online at:
http://jobs.gm.com/job/Pontiac-Powertrain-Structures-FEA-Project-Engineer-Job-MI-48340/222702600/

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