NVH & Durability CAE Engineer

| Dearborn, MI, USA
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Job Description

The CAE Engineer will be responsible for developing and analyzing various vehicle systems to meet internal performance requirements during multiple stages of development starting from the architecture phase. You will work with a diverse team to launch the next generation Vehicle Platform Architectures for electric vehicles.


What you'll be able to do:

  • Lead the CAE analysis of next generation Model e products, in one or more of the following areas: Body, Interiors, Closures, Seats and Frames.
  • Work with D&R engineers to drive design resolutions using both linear and non-linear CAE analysis.
  • Develop component, system and vehicle level CAE models and complete analysis following Ford CAE modeling/analysis guidelines.
  • Direct other analysts to create CAE models and run analysis.
  • Where appropriate, conduct DOE studies utilizing optimization tools to meet performance requirements within the constraints of conflicting attributes such as cost and mass
  • Develop CAE based countermeasures to meet requirements and work with program members to develop design proposals that meet cost and weight targets.
  • Participate in CAE/design reviews to present and communicate findings with other team members.
  • Maintain records of all CAE models and document as needed.


The minimum requirements we seek:

  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • 3-5 years of experience in creating and running CAE models for NVH and/or durability.
  • Working knowledge and experience using CAE pre- post- processing codes such as Hyperworks, ANSA equivalent for geometry cleanup and meshing,
  • Be able to run, debug and post-process ABAQUS, Nastran, LS-Dyna or equivalent for CAE analysis.
  • Familiarity with CAD tools such as CATIA/3Dx and capable of using CAD to develop CAE models from scratch.
  • Strong knowledge and application of engineering fundamentals.
  • Proven ability to analyze data, draw appropriate conclusions, and make solid recommendations.
  • Good communication and time management skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and complete multiple assignments at one time.

Preferred Requirements:

  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • 5-10+ years of experience in creating and running CAE models
  • Expert knowledge and experience using CAE preprocessing codes such as Hypermesh, ANSA equivalent for geometry cleanup and meshing,
  • Expert in using ABAQUS, Nastran, Ls-Dyna or equivalent for CAE analysis of various vehicle system SDS's.
  • Expert knowledge of modeling and analysis of various metals/plastics material systems (i.e. stampings, castings, injection molding, etc) and joining technologies (spot/line welds, SPR, FDS, adhesives, etc).

What you'll receive in return:

As part of the Ford family, you'll enjoy excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings and stock investment plans, incentive compensation and much more. You'll also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.

If you have what it takes to help us redefine the future of mobility, we would love to have you join us.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is available for this position.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

At Ford, the health and safety of our employees is our top priority. Vaccination has been proven to play a critical role in combatting COVID-19. As a result, Ford has made the decision to require U.S. salaried employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless employees require an accommodation for religious or medical reasons. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination or an approved medical or religious exemption.

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Ford Motor Company operates in the Automotive industry. The company is located in Dearborn, MI and Palo Alto, CA. Ford Motor Company was founded in 1903. It has 175633 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance and Life insurance. To see all 194 open jobs at Ford Motor Company, click here.
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