Dynamic FEA Engineer III in Gainesville, TX at Volt

Date Posted: 6/22/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Direct Hire
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  • Pay Rate
    $100000.0 - $125000.0/Year
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
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Job Description

Dynamic FEA Engineer III - Direct Hire Opportunity

The Dynamic FEA Engineer will be responsible for performing dynamic impact simulation independently. Will also be responsible for developing new and time saving finite element modeling techniques.


Implement proper Engineering Approach in Design Process

  • Responsible for design validation with respect to applicable requirements utilizing analytical process and testing as necessary
  • Analyze, design and test data to implement proper engineering approach into FE model

Implement analytical approach and establish correlation with actual test data

Will set up the model for impact simulation for 16 and 14G loading conditions using Altair tools and/or LS-prepost .

  • Perform FEA on detail parts and assemblies to verify compliance with structural and occupant injury criteria.

Perform necessary linear/non-linear static analysis and dynamic simulation

  • Perform Pre and Post processing
  • Perform topology analysis and shape/weight optimization using Altair Opti-Struct
  • Perform FEA on composite structures and injection molded part
  • Work with design and certification engineers as well as with test laboratory to provide best possible designs
  • Comply with company procedures (QAP) and certification internal procedures
  • Document all design validation work (including FEA) and maintain database
  • Provides technical guidance to Design Validation engineers I & II and establishes best practices
  • Ensures quality of model and analysis and on-time completion
  • Provides status and schedule updates to department head and other appropriate entities on a regular basis
  • CAE Occupant Simulation Occupant Safety CAE Crash Simulation


  • Strong background in structural engineering and strength of materials
  • Broad understanding of finite element analysis and failure modes
  • FEA experience using LS-Dyna or Radioss. In addition, experience using Altair HyperWorks suite or ANSYS. Knowledge of NASTRAN or ABAQUS
  • Knowledge of stochastic/statistical tools (DOE) and Optimization tools
  • Knowledge of composites. Must understand failure mode for sandwich composites and design layups for seat structures
  • Knowledge of modeling seat belts
  • Expert level knowledge of ATDs (Anthropomorhic test device) hardware and models
  • Ability to perform standard stress analysis
  • Ability to generate documents such as, plans, data sheets and reports
  • Ability to perform tests and some physical work at the test laboratory
  • Basic ProE/CATIA skill
  • Extensive technological knowledge of all phase of engineering applicable to the seating products
  • Familiarity with FAA regulations, Boeing/Airbus specifications
  • Ability to communicate well with internal departments, customers, and regulatory agencies
  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or Aeronautical Engineering plus 5-10 years of FEA-related experience using LS-Dyna or Radioss. Experience using Altair HyperWorks suite or ANSYS. Knowledge of NASTRAN or ANSYS 

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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