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CAE Engineering Student (Fall)

Job Number:  63224
Group:  Magna Powertrain
Division:  EC Troy
Job Type:  Student

Troy, MICHIGAN, US, 48083

Work Style:  On-Site



Job Number: 63224 
Group: Magna Powertrain  
Division: EC Troy 
Job Type: Student 
Location: TROY 
Work Style: On-Site 


About us

We see a future where everyone can live and move without limitations. That’s why we are developing technologies, systems and concepts that make vehicles safer and cleaner, while serving our communities, the planet and, above all, people.


Forward. For all.


Group Summary

Transforming mobility. Making automotive technology that is smarter, cleaner, safer and lighter. That’s what we’re passionate about at Magna Powertrain, and we do it by creating world-class powertrain systems. We are a premier supplier for the global automotive industry with full capabilities in design, development, testing and manufacturing of complex powertrain systems. Our name stands for quality, environmental consciousness, and safety. Innovation is what drives us and we drive innovation. Dream big and create the future of mobility at Magna Powertrain.


About the Role

Works with the computer aided engineering (CAE) group assisting with projects at different levels throughout the co-op program. The CAE group is responsible to perform CAE and simulation activities for product/system creation, and/or verification for all innovation and development projects, utilizing internal and with external resources. Responsible to ensure product meets performance specifications prior to creation of physical prototypes. Use analytical tools to determine root cause and design changes required to remedy premature failures.

Your Responsibilities

  • Systematic use of simulation early in the design process to prevent failure modes in products and assist project leaders in problem resolution.
  • Apply engineering principles & simulation techniques using finite elements, multi-body dynamics, CFD or other analysis tools to guide the creation of new and modification of existing product/concepts
  • Assist project leaders with the developing, maintaining and overseeing of the CAE plans to ensure objectives and deliverables are predictably and consistently achieved.
  • Support project leaders to create new product concepts by applying engineering principles and analytical techniques.
  • Supports and adheres to policies, procedures, and operational guidelines related to established quality management system (TS 16949).
  • Maintains working knowledge of safety policies and regulations to ensure duties of self and others are performed in a safe manner
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Who we are looking for

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA required.
  • Enrolled in an engineering program with an accredited school. 
  • Understand the basics of mechanical engineering design and product development.
  • Relevant coursework in Strength of Materials / NVH / Structural Dynamics / CFD / Thermal Analysis and Finite Element Methods.
  • Knowledge in computer based software, strong organizational/communication skills, and ability to work with others in a team environment.

Your preferred qualifications

  • Basic exposure to CAE analysis tools like HyperMesh, ABAQUS, OpenFoam or other relevant tools preferred.

What we offer

At Magna, you can expect an engaging and dynamic environment where you can help to develop industry-leading automotive technologies. We invest in our employees, providing them with the support and resources they need to succeed. As a member of our global team, you can expect exciting, varied responsibilities as well as a wide range of development prospects. Because we believe that your career path should be as unique as you are.

Site Benefits

  • Extensive training opportunities
  • Networking opportunities 

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.





Nearest Major Market: Troy
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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