Mechanical Engineer II

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Mechanical Engineer II

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Scope of Position:
• Primary function is to execute finite element models with a structural mechanics focus. This person will specialize in product reliability ceramic honeycomb products. In this role, this person will support new products in assessing material options, product designs and manufacturing processes to identify technical challenges & unique failure modes for the purpose of ensuring new products meet performance requirements related to reliability. In addition, this role would also be involved in the design of dies for new products to include die stress analysis and fluid dynamics to model batch flow through the die.
• Additionally, about 50% of this person’s time will be spent conducting laboratory tests related to product and material characterization. This includes the use of machine vision systems and their measurement outputs as well as using mechanical load frame testing of brittle materials at high temperatures with non-contact sensors. The other 50% of this jobs time will be used for data analysis (interpreting experimental results, data processing, and running simulations).
• Emphasis is on, but not limited to, mechanical reliability performance. Focus is on understanding of fundamental science as it relates to the projects goals.
• The successful candidate will be comfortable in working with technical product development groups, research scientists and engineering. Providing presentations to management may be required.
• The role of this individual is to serve as a technical support staff in mechanical properties and/or material science as well as having a strong understanding of reliability principles and will interface with numerous project groups.

Day to Day Responsibilities:
Collaborate with new product projects to:
• Identify potential critical challenges and failure modes – includes team facilitation to identify risks
• Identify the proper testing methods & develop new methods if needed to evaluate the risks
• Develop & manage testing plans
• Conduct experiments to gain fundamental knowledge to address the technical challenges
• Perform data analysis and interpretation
• Make recommendations to projects to improve functional performance and reliability
• Develop new intellectual property
• Run structural mechanics simulations using finite element analysis (ANSYS, ABAQUS)

Travel Requirements: Variable but expectation is <5%, possibly international

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: 40+ hours per week with flex-time

Required Education: Bachelor's or Master's in Mechanical Engineering

Required Skills and Experience:
• 3 – 5 Years of Experience
• Experience with ANSYS, ABAQUS, Matlab or other computer programming required. Experience with material property (mechanical) testing
• Technical knowledge in area of brittle material fracture mechanics and strength
• FEA modeling experience using ANSYS or ABAQUS.
• Computer programming experience using Matlab, or other languages (C+, etc.).
• Laboratory experience with the equipment and test methods used in materials testing, particularly strength and fracture testing
• Ability to work across organizational boundaries from research to manufacturing
• Ability to define DOEs and perform statistical analyses
• Familiarity with reliability engineering concepts
• Strong communication skills and comfort in facilitation of technical personnel

Desired Skills:
• Predictive life modeling, FMEA, QFD &Fault Tree Analysis experience.
• Familiarity with Fractography of brittle materials
• 6-Sigma black belt training
• Industry experience
• Customer facing interaction and communication skills/experience

Soft Skills:
• Team player who enjoys collaboration.
• Excellent communication and presentation skills, ranging from communicating with teams, management to sophisticated outside customers.
• Strong facilitation skills to enable leading of teams through ambiguous evaluations.
• Experience working in small to medium sized cross-functional technical teams.
• Comfortable with a hands-on approach to problem solving.
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