Simulation Engineer at Altair (Detroit, MI)

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Transforming the Future with Convergence of Simulation and Data

CAE Engineer

Job Summary:

Our client in Franklin, MI is looking for a CAE Engineer. This is a Direct Hire position.

What You Will Do:

The Extrusion Tooling & Process Simulation Engineer will use industrial software tools to perform extrusion die flow modeling, including static and dynamic tool loading, to optimize die flow, die life, extrusion performance and development time. Collaborate with engineering and manufacturing to provide solutions to correlate empirical results to simulation.
  • Extrusion die flow modeling to optimize aluminum flow through tooling for productivity, tool life and dimensional stability.
  • Static and dynamic modeling to improve tooling deflection and tool life.
  • Process modeling to optimize extrusion process parameters, reducing development time to market (reducing trials) and improving performance.
  • Develop basic modeling competence for industrial packages for a future ability to transfer the knowledge to manufacturing sites.
  • Collaboratively work with cross functional teams for extrusion die and process simulation, including development of alternative tooling design solutions.
  • Timely and efficient documentation for knowledge retention and transfer.
  • Develop catalog of extrusion die design solutions by product families, allowing for improved time to market for new extrusion profiles.

  • Three to Five years minimum experience simulating metal flow in real world manufacturing processes, aluminum extrusion experience preferred.
  • 3D CAD, familiarity with pre and post processing methods and tools.
  • Experience with industrial extrusion modeling software such as Altair HyperExtrude, QForm or DeForm is desirable, similar required.
  • Experience correlating simulation results with real word processes.
  • Experience documenting and presenting simulation project results including recommendations and conclusions.
  • Written and verbal communication skills.
  • Through process material modeling using software such as ProCast, ThermoCalc, JMatPro and Pandit CompuTherm or similar is an additional benefit.
  • Basic understanding of tool design and process variables.
  • Basic understanding of measurement devices and GD&T knowledge.

How You Will Be Successful:
  • Envision the Future
  • Communicate Honestly and Broadly
  • Seek Technology and Business "First"
  • Embrace Diversity and Take Risks

Why Work with Us:

Altair is a global technology company providing software and cloud solutions in the area of data analytics, product development, and high-performance computing (HPC). Altair enables organizations in nearly every industry to compete more effectively in a connected world, while creating a more sustainable future. With more than 3,000 engineers, scientists, and creative thinkers in 25 countries, we help solve our customer's toughest challenges and deliver unparalleled service, helping the innovators innovate, drive better decisions, and turn today's problems into tomorrow's opportunities.

Our vision is to transform customer decision making with data analytics, simulation, and high-performance computing.

For more than 30 years, we have been helping our customers integrate electronics and controls with mechanical design to expand product value, develop AI, simulation and data-driven digital twins to drive better decisions, and deliver advanced HPC and cloud solutions to support unlimited idea exploration. To learn more, please visit

Ready to go? #ONLYFORWARD

At our core we are explorers; adventures; pioneers. We are the brains behind some of the world's most revolutionary innovations and are not only comfortable in new and unchartered waters, we dive headfirst. We are the original trailblazers that make the impossible possible, discovering new solutions to our customer's toughest challenges.

Altair is an equal opportunity employer. Our backgrounds are diverse, and every member of our global team is critical to our success. Altair's history demonstrations a belief that empowering each individual authentic voice reinforces a culture that thrives because of the uniqueness among our team.
More Information on Altair
Altair operates in the Information Technology industry. The company is located in Troy, MI. Altair was founded in 1985. It has 3065 total employees. To see all 36 open jobs at Altair, click here.
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