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Core CAE Engineer (MBD/MBS) - (2023)


Saginaw, MI, US

Division:  US-Corporate (COR)
Req ID:  50172



Nexteer Automotive is looking for a talented engineer build and correlate dynamic models of electric power steering systems, sub systems and components to assist design and product engineers. Candidate must be motivated and experienced in the operation of MBD software.



  • Build, analyze, and correlate dynamic models of electric power steering (EPS) systems and subassemblies using MSC ADAMS.
  • Assist in coordinating test plans for correlation of models.
  • Develop automation methods to run multiple load-case scenarios and post-processing of steering system using Python scripts, Adams command language, Matlab scripts, etc.
  • Process raw test data from test to compare with modeling results using Matlab and Excel
  • Create correlation reports comparing simulation results to physical test results.
  • Interface with customer to complete tasks and meet timelines.
  • Work closely with product engineers to develop solutions to design problems.
  • Stay abreast with new technology and computational techniques.


Required Skills:

  • 2+ years engineering experience with CAE
  • Preferred experience with MSC ADAMS or equivalent
  • Preferred experience with Matlab 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 skills and use of basic office software (MS Office, Excel)
  • Preferred experience with FEA software such as HYPERWORKS and ABAQUS or NASTRAN


Educational Requirements:

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


Master’s Degree:  Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Aerospace Engineering (preferred)



Equal Opportunity Employer Disabled/Minorities/Veterans/Women


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