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CAE Engineer (2019)


Saginaw, MI, US

Division:  US-Corporate (COR)
Req ID:  39100

Nexteer Automotive is looking for a talented engineer to conduct Finite Element Analysis of steering systems, sub systems and components to assist design and product engineers. Candidate must be motivated and experienced in the operation of leading FEA software and pre/post processors.



  • Construct FEA models from CAD data for steering gear systems and sub systems using HYPERWORKS, PATRAN or ABAQUS CAE
  • Provide required simulations for durability, heat transfer, or NVH on system or sub-system levels as required
  • Post process FEA results and produce summaries
  • Work closely with product engineers to develop solutions to design problems
  • Develop necessary test plans to correlate simulation models
  • Provide design direction based on FEA results
  • Stay abreast whit new technology and computational techniques. 


Required Skills:

  • 1 to 2 years working with HYPERWORKS, PATRAN or equivalent
  • 1 to 2 years working with ABAQUS, NASTRAN, or ANSYS
  • Experience with ADAMS or equivalent
  • Deep understanding of engineering theory and principles of design
  • Oral and written communications skills to work effectively with others
  • Understanding of probability and statistical analysis
  • High level of analytical ability where problems are unusual or difficult
  • Demonstrated project leadership skills
  • Good working knowledge of basic mechanical design principals such as: strength of materials, physics, statics, kinematics and dynamics with the supporting math skills
  • Knowledge of analysis and verification techniques
  • Strong computer skill and use of basic office software (MS Office, Excel)


Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor:  Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Aerospace Engineering (required)


Equal Opportunity Employer Disabled/Minorities/Veterans/Women


VEVRAA Federal Contractor


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Accessibility for Applicants with Disabilities: If you need a reasonable accommodation for the online application process due to a disability please call 1-989-757-5000. Please provide your contact information and details about the posted position of interest. Only inquiries regarding assistance for those who need an accommodation with the online application process due to a disability will be returned.

Nearest Major Market: Saginaw

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