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CAD / FEA Engineer

Job Number:  14578
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Cosma Die Technology
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular


Provide support in the areas of finite element analysis as applied to stamping. Recommend solutions to design problems. Stay abreast of new developments in analytical technologies and recommend suitable application.


CAD / FEA Engineer will report to FEA Manager

Job Requirements

Professional Highlights

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accomodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Bachelor's Degree and/or comparable work experience.
  • Minimum 3 Years' Experience

Language Skills

  • Excellent English skills (fluent in spoken and written, presentation skills).

Travel Requirement

  • Flexibility and willingness to travel globally and have valid travel documents.

Job Description

Provide support in the areas of Die Process, Formability Simulation and CAD as applied to Die Build and Stamping.

Functions (in detail)

  • Operate 3D CAD and FEA systems.
  • Administer CAD data to meet internal and external requirements, under supervision.
  • Create detailed reports from system output results.
  • Keep abreast of the latest FEA simulation technology.
  • Understand and follow established rules, procedures and policies relating to position and Cosma Die Technology.
  • Support manager in all activities of the CAD and FEA simjulation and analysis area to ensure efficient use of personnel, materials, equipment and time.
  • Support manager to ensure projects are delivered timely and meet all Cosma standards, Customer specific standards, and Customer requirements.
  • Support of continuous improvement for Corporate Die Standards.
  • Support of Cosma Die Technology engineers in facilities located globally.
  • Support of Project Managers and Divisional teams.
  • Assist and support immediate and indirect supervisors as requested.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Phsyical Demands and Work Environment

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accomodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Must have satisfactory posture in order to be able to tolerate sitting for extended time periods. Requires tolerance of seated posture up to (30 min.) continuously, for a total of up to (7 hr.) per (8 hr.).
  • Must be able to repetitively utilize their forearms, wrists, and hands throughout the work-day. Accordingly, must be able to operate the use of key-board, mouse, and/or space ball up to 75% of work-day (i.e. up to 6-8 hours per work-day).

Health, Safety and Environmental Responsibilities

  • Required to follow health, safety and environmental regulations specified in the Employee Handbook as well as any rules or standards otherwise specified by OSHA or MIOSHA or any other government regulations.
  • Expected to exercise caution in all work activities and report any unsafe conditions, injuries, or near misses to the appropriate supervisor.
  • Responsible for ensuring that subordinates are properly trained to perform all of their work duties.
  • Must ensure that all employees follow the rules specified in their training, the Employee Handbook and any regulations set forth by government agencies such as OSHA or MIOSHA.

Required Skills

Personal and Social Skills

  • Use good judgment in all matters of work practices, ethical conduct, compliance and safety.
  • Appreciate an maintain proper level of confidentiality.

Communication, Collaboration, Advisory Skills

  • Communicate as directed, with Engineering department information pertinent to efficient and timely completion of all projects supported FEA simulation and analysis.
  • Communicate as directed with Engineering departments to ensure accuracy and completeness.
  • Communicate when requested with Customers in matters related to jobs in development, in process and completed.

Business and Methodological Expertise

  • Knowledge of running stamping formability simulation using one or more of the following software: Autform, PamStamp, LS Dyna.
  • Knowledge of CAD surfacing and construction techniques with Catia or NX.
  • Good understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing.
  • Understanding of sheet metal formability and Die Process operations.
  • Manufacturing knowledge of Stamping Die construction and stamping technologies.
  • Working knowledge of Engineering Release systems.
  • Proficiency in MS Office

Management Skills

  • This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Intercultural Skills

  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment.

Nearest Major Market: Troy
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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