Dynamic FEA Engineer I


Key information

Research, design and development
Professional, Engineer & Manager
Gainesville, Texas, UNITED STATES
Regular Full time, Full-time
Bachelor's Degree
First experience

Job description

1) Occupational Summary:

The individual is responsible for doing static and quasi-static finite element analysis starting from component to sub-structure level.

2) Duties and Responsibilities (essential functions):

A) Responsible for inspecting the CAD data received from designers prior to the inception of meshing.
B) Will independently mesh the component.
C) Responsible for doing all the mesh quality checks defined per the internal design validation guidelines for meshing by Safran Seats USA.
D) Set up the model for static and quasi static analysis using Altair tools or LS-pre-post.
E) Analyze design and test data to implement proper engineering approach into a design.
G) Perform all the necessary linear/non-linear static analysis.
H) Perform Pre and Post processing.
I) Validate model with test and establish correlation.
J) Optimize design based on analysis and test results.
K) Prepare technical presentations for product engineering under the supervision of design validation engineer IV or lead
L) Work with design and certification engineers as well as with test laboratory to provide best possible designs.
M) Comply with Safran Seats USA procedures (QAP) and certification internal procedures.
N) Document all design validation work (including FEA) and maintain database.
O) Performs other duties as assigned.

Job requirements

3) Qualification Requirements:

A) Knowledge and Skills:

i) Must have a strong background in basic structural engineering such as free body diagrams and strength of materials.
ii) Knowledge of FEA using LS-Dyna or Radioss, Altair HyperWorks suite, ANSYS or equivalent software package preferred. Knowledge of NASTRAN is preferred but not mandatory.
iii) Prefer broad understanding of finite element analysis and failure modes.
iv) Must have strong mechanical aptitude.
v) Must be detail oriented and have sound engineering judgment.
vi) Must be self-motivated and a self-starter.
vii) Must have ability to think strategically and solve problems.
viii) Must be able to communicate efficiently in writing and verbally.
ix) Must be able to operate standard office equipment.
x) Must be able to perform standard stress analysis.
xi) Must be willing to perform tests and some physical work at the test laboratory, as required.
xii) Knowledge of FAA (Part 25) and airframes manufacturer requirements is preferred but not mandatory.
xiii) Basic ProE/CATIA skill is preferred.
xiv) Knowledge of stochastic/statistical tools (DOE) is preferred

B) Education and Experience:

i) Must have a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or Aeronautical Engineering or related.
ii) Prefer 1 year of finite element analysis experience using LS-Dyna or Radioss, Altair HyperWorks suite, ANSYS or equivalent software package.
iii) Prefer knowledge of NASTRAN.

Specificity of the job

5) Travel:

  • • No Travel Required

Company information

Safran Seats

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 92,000 employees and sales of 21 billion euros in 2018. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes Research & Development programs to meet fast-changing market requirements, with total R&D expenditures of around 1.5 billion euros in 2018.

Safran is ranked among the Top 100 Global Innovators by Thomson Reuters and is featured on the "Happy at work" rankings. The Group places fourth on the Universum ranking for the favorite companies of newly-qualified engineers in France.

Safran Seats is a world leader in aircraft passenger and crew seats. One million seats made by the company are now in service worldwide.

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