FEA Engineer

  • location: Lexington, KY
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $55 - $75 per hour
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job description

FEA Engineer

Contract position: A Mechanical Engineer is needed automotive manufacturer, and candidates can work remote. Responsibilities include providing Finite Element Analysis ("FEA") for mold designs, and determine a why the current mold analysis is not providing correct data based on in production experience. Candidates must have a BS in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent work experience. Extensive knowledge of FEA is required. The ideal candidate would be proficient at structural modeling using Abaqus or similar Computer Aided Engineering ("CAE") software. Candidates with their own FEA software license are preferred. Candidate must have 7+ years of CAE/FEA experience preferably in the injection mold industry. This assignment is slated to last 3-6 months.

Responsibilities for the FEA Engineer
  • Conduct FEA and stress analysis
  • Model mechanical systems to predict forces, deflections, stress, and strain in complex mechanical device assemblies subjected to in vivo and in vitro types of load conditions
  • Formulate a modeling/meshing/analysis approach that will address those requirements, independently carry out the modeling/meshing/analysis activities and provide concise communication of the results through technical reports and presentations
  • Reverse Engineer to determine the cause of failure
  • Conduct the analysis of problem; predict when the mold tool will fail
Requirements for the FEA Engineer

  • BS Mechanical Engineering or equivalent experience
  • Extensive experience and knowledge of Abaqus or a related FEA software; candidates with their own FEA software license are preferred
  • Extensive FEA knowledge
  • 10+ years of experience in non-linear finite element analysis
Benefits

  • Comprehensive contractor benefits
Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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