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CAE Engineer

Job Number:  17220
Group:  Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting
Division:  Autosystems America, Inc.
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Plymouth, MI, US, 48170





Job Number: 17220 
Group: Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting  
Division: Autosystems America, Inc. 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: Plymouth 



Group Description


The Mechatronics, Mirrors and Lighting group specializes in automotive technologies that are driving the future of mobility. Combining a deep systems knowledge to develop unique vehicle access experiences, intelligent visions systems and advanced automotive lighting technologies, MML's expertise light the path to innovation, safety and styling.



Key Responsibilities


  • Conduct CAE analyses such as modal and vibration analyses, thermal analysis, and other studies as required to support product development
  • Perform necessary analysis support such as meshing and any other model preparation where outsourcing is required
  • Assignments may include programs with new customers and the introduction to new technology
  • Work closely with Product Development, New Technology, and Program Management Teams to ensure milestone attainment to customer expectations
  • Provides robust design methods to minimize prior failure modes, and when necessary, provides technical leadership/direction to resolve issues
  • Enforce design standards driving cost advantages to BOM standards
  • Maintain lessons learned database and ensure Product Engineers and Designers follow
  • Consults with engineering personnel/management to provide recommendations for the improvement of existing products and processes
  • Maintains affiliations with appropriate professional and technical groups
  • Supports critical design reviews- align product designs to Manufacturing capabilities and escalate if alignment to customer expectations is not present
  • Conducts effective and efficient technical presentations which may involve design, engineering, internal/external customers, suppliers, etc.
  • Assists Product Engineers with SOR’s, material selection, and test plans
  • Commitment to Company goals and objectives
  • Supportive of organization’s growth efforts
  • Apply both analytical and fundamental engineering skills to model and analyze systems involving thermal simulations and vibration analyses
  • Review simulation results and recommend corrective actions when appropriate
  • Contributes in the development and implementation of new methods and analyses to minimize design changes required
  • Demonstrates focus on meeting program commitments and enforcement of work plans where timing is not achieved
  • Other duties as assigned

Key Qualifications/Requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering; Master’s Degree preferred
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in an automotive engineering or academic environment
  • Understanding of thermal and mechanical testing as well as validation requirements for automotive exterior lighting
  • Knowledge/experience of CAE software like Hyperworks, ABAQUS, NASTRAN, LS DYNA, StarCDCCM+, nCODE
  • Understanding of DFMEA, DVP&R, DOE, DFM
  • Knowledge and execution experience as it relates to APQP, PPAP, FMEA

Special Skills


  • Effective communicator with exceptional verbal, written, and presentation skills
  • Ability to work with staff at remote locations and track progress against established project timelines and milestones
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to build relationships with the Product Development teams and the customer
  • Ability to drive accountability to Product Engineers through structured requirements
  • Experienced multi-tasker and team player with excellent interpersonal skills

Physical Demands


Physical Demands – Normal amount of sitting and standing; Ability to move around an office environment and on the production floor; Ability to work at a computer workstation; Ability to bend, twist, lift, reach. Required to carry out job duties and responsibilities in a work environment that may include, but is not limited to, varying levels of noise and/or temperature. Ability to lift max. 50lbs periodically.

08--Engineering F--Permanent/Regular 

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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