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Ford Motor Company

CAE/Optimization Engineer

United States

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Job Description

We are the movers of the world and the makers of the future. We get up every day, roll up our sleeves and build a better world -- together. At Ford, we're all a part of something bigger than ourselves. Are you ready to change the way the world moves?

Product Development uses design thinking & user experience methods to deliver breakthrough products and services that delight our customers. We bring innovative, exciting, and sustainable ideas to life. We have opportunities around the world for you to contribute to advancements in autonomy, electrification, smart mobility technologies, and more!

In this position

Chosen candidate will lead topology, topography, gage, and shape optimization and parametric on a variety of different components for reduce cost and/or weight.

Position will utilize emerging optimization software to more efficiently design chassis components and systems. Work with all sections of Chassis (suspension and steering) and interface with program management teams, suppliers, testing activities, manufacturing, and vehicle teams to automate current methods and employ optimization software to deliver optimized results by using design of experiments (DOEs), optimization algorithms, response surface models (RSMs) and neural networks. Run topology optimization, topography optimization, gage optimization, and shape optimization on a variety of different Chassis components to reduce cost and weight. Drive efficient product and system designs through institutionalizing Optimization within Chassis. Support the parametric CAD to CAE template start part automation strategy for Chassis Engineering. Help create CAD parametric template models that are fully connected to CAE templates for analysis (strength and fatigue) and then loop them with optimization software to either populate an entire trade space, run an optimization, or create analytical engines. Research, identify and develop the leading software tools and methods available to improve Ford designs and bring them to Ford. Participate in optimization tool implementation for Chassis Engineering. Develop new CAE techniques, analysis procedures, and tools to improve process robustness, fidelity, and simulation execution speed.

Responsibilities

What you'll do

Lead topology, topography, gage, and shape optimization on a variety of different components for reduce cost and/or weight.

Responsible for the automation of methods and optimization of components, subsystems, and systems to meet performance requirements while minimizing mass, cost, and complexity.

Support creation of CAD parametric template models, that are fully connected to CAE templates for analysis and then loop them with optimization software to either populate an entire trade space, run an optimization, or create analytical engines.

Continuously research, identify, and develop the leading automation/optimization software tools and methods to improve product designs.

Lead the development of new techniques, analysis procedures, and tools to improve predictions, fidelity, and speed of simulation.

Support optimization tool implementation for Underbody Systems Engineering.

Qualifications

You'll have

M.S. in Mechanical or Automotive Engineering, or academic equivalent, in a closely related technical discipline.

Minimum 10 years automotive industry experience.

Minimum 5 years of CAE experience.

Minimum 3 years optimization experience.

Even better, you may have

Ph. D in Mechanical or Automotive Engineering, or academic equivalent, in a closely related technical discipline is preferred.

Expertise in the following optimization tools: HEEDs, ModeFRONTIER, Optistruct, Tosca, Inspire, ANSYS.

Extensive knowledge in component and system CAE.

Knowledge in SIMULIA 3DEXPERIENCE preferred.

You may not check every box, or your experience may look a little different from what we've outlined, but if you think you can bring value to Ford Motor Company, we encourage you to apply!

As an established global company, we offer the benefit of choice. You can choose what your Ford future will look like: will your story span the globe, or keep you close to home? Will your career be a deep dive into what you love, or a series of new teams and new skills? Will you be a leader, a changemaker, a technical expert, a culture builderor all of the above? No matter what you choose, we offer a work life that works for you, including:

• Immediate medical, dental, and prescription drug coverage

• Flexible family care, parental leave, new parent ramp-up programs, subsidized back-up child care and more

• Vehicle discount program for employees and family members, and management leases

• Tuition assistance

• Established and active employee resource groups

• Paid time off for individual and team community service

• A generous schedule of paid holidays, including the week between Christmas and New Year's Day

• Paid time off and the option to purchase additional vacation time.

For a detailed look at our benefits, click here:

https: // fordcareers.co/GSR-HTHD

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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. 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. In the United States, if you need a reasonable accommodation for the online application process due to a disability, please call 1-888-336-0660.

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More Information on Ford Motor Company

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 184 open jobs at Ford Motor Company, click here.

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Job details

Title

CAE/Optimization Engineer

Employer

Ford Motor Company

Location

United States

Published

March 24, 2024

Application deadline

April 23, 2024

Job type

Expert

Field

Operations

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