CAE Engineer

Southfield, MI - Corporate HQ


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Job Description

Purpose: To develop 3 dimensional computer mesh models, set up and run linear and non-linear stress simulations, extract load cases and determine cycle counts, and analyze and report findings to drive product design in accordance with corporate and customer schedules and standards.



Essential Duties:

Analysis preparation, set up, review, and reporting supporting new business opportunities, launch support and continuous improvement activities. 

  • Extensive knowledge of automotive dynamics and component function.
  • General knowledge of customer engineering standards.
  • Mesh model generation and modification to match CAD 3D model.
  • Simulation and analysis for stress, fatigue, and life cycle.
  • Experience using topology & shape optimization tools. (Optistruct, Tosca/ATOM)
  • Provide design guidance based on simulation outcome. (FEA driven designs)
  • Develop processes and solutions to improve durability, strength, stiffness of components
  • Update CAD geometry as needed.


Program follow through and follow up.  

• General knowledge in component development (DFA & DFM).

• General knowledge of the metal casting and machining processes.

• Direct collaboration with Designer and pro-active product development.

    • Engineering conflicts and options are to be promptly presented to the Program Engineer.

• Drive design through report and consultation.



• Applicable knowledge of a major analysis tools used in the automotive industry.





  • Communication
  • Mechanical Aptitude
  • Time Management
  • Organization
  • Risk Management
  • Conflict/opportunity resolution
  • Interpersonal
  • Priority Setting & Decision Making




  • Logical / Analytical
  • Creative
  • Flexible / Open Minded
  • Proactive/ Initiative
  • Detail / Results Oriented
  • Professional
  • Team Player
  • Assertive
  • Customer Focused
  • Dynamic





Education / Skill / Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Proficiency in the primary CAE systems: Hyperworks, Abaqus, nCode, NASTRAN, CFD.
  • Proficiency in one CAE System:  NX or Catia
  • Proficiency in Office applications:  Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook




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