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CAE Engineer

Date: Sep 10, 2021

Location: Farmington Hills, MI, US, 48331

Company: North American Lighting

Job Summary

Leads, directs, and supports several engineers and technicians in the testing and analysis of the design and materials related to new automotive lighting product development and manufacturing.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

1. Estimates resources and establishes schedules for testing and analysis required for lighting projects
2. Provides guidance and technical advice to project engineers and designers regarding thermal, venting, and structural design and analysis needs for new lighting projects
3. Performs finite element analysis (FEA) for thermal, venting, or structural design of automotive lighting, and prepares reports that outline the analysis and conclusions
4. Provides theoretical calculations for physical experiments, and substantiates them test data
5. Compares test data to theoretical models, and presents the results of the physical aspects of automotive lamps that were tested
6. Pre-processes CAD files for FEA applications
7. Engages in CAE software technology development for automotive lighting
8. Develops and updates design standards related to the physical aspects of automotive lamps
9. Develops and/or leads in the development of thermal, venting, or structural design work instructions, as needed, to document thermal, venting, or structural design techniques
10. Recommends design changes based on results of prototype and production hardware tests.
11. Mentors and coaches junior level CAE engineers to raise skill level of engineering analysis team
12. Performs all other duties as assigned

Responsibilites

Requirements

1. Bachelor's Degree in Physics, Mechanical Engineering, or Electrical Engineering
Master's Degree in Physics, Mechanical Engineering, or Electrical Engineering is preferred
2. 6 to 8 years of physical science testing experience, to include experience with:
a. Thermal, vibration, EMI, humidity, and gas flow testing
b. Computer simulation and modeling


Nearest Major Market: Detroit