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Virtual Design and Performance Engineer - Exterior CAE

General Motors

General Motors

Design
Warren, MI, USA
Posted on Sunday, June 9, 2024

Job Description

Create, and execute linear, nonlinear, and quasi-static nonlinear Finite Element Analyses (FEA) of conventional ICE passenger vehicle and Battery Electric Vehicle exterior systems including bumpers, fascias, grilles, assist steps, spoilers, lamps, and luggage racks, to meet frequency, thermal, fatigue, solar exposure, and low speed impact targets for GM global performance requirements, using NASTRAN, OptiStruct, HyperWorks, LS-DYNA, ANSA, META, Primer, nCode, SimSolid, and Genesis CAE tools. Attend physical tests and tear downs and correlate finite element simulation results to physical test. Use CAE analysis to explain physical test results and to resolve validation issues. Present CAE results to cross functional teams. Use and apply topology optimization techniques, and Design of Experiments methodology, to identify architectural load paths to close the gap to requirements and implement enablers into released algorithms, and determine dynamic response of vehicle structure and develop cost effective and mass optimized vehicle exteriors.

Additional Job Description

Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or related field, and one (1) year of experience as an Engineer or related role. Must also have experience with: creating and executing Finite Element Analyses (FEA) of a body in white (BIW), exterior, or bumper beam system to meet frequency, thermal, fatigue, and low speed impact performance requirements, using NASTRAN, LS-DYNA, and META tools, or related.

About GM

Our vision is a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion and we embrace the responsibility to lead the change that will make our world better, safer and more equitable for all.

Why Join Us

We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day – individually and collectively – to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Our Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.

Benefits Overview

The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:
• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;
• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;
• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values;
• Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;
• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

Diversity Information

General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers. We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities. GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statements

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