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Lead FEA Engineer

Company: GILLIG
Location: Livermore
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Job Description:

GILLIG LLC is the largest and most dependable manufacturer of Heavy-Duty Transit Buses in North America. Our customers are in all 50 states, and include cities, counties, transit districts, universities and major private fleet operators. We are headquartered in Livermore, CA. GILLIG offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including 100% company-paid premiums for medical, dental and vision for employees and their families. Other benefits include a unique 401k profit-sharing plan.Job SummaryThe Lead FEA Engineer's role is vital to GILLIG's growth and future product development. The correct individual will be directly responsible for developing GILLIG's in house simulation capabilities and evolution. The first function will be to develop GILLIGs tooling infrastructure to support this endeavor.Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the infrastructure development and establish a framework for MBD, FEA and CFD modeling tool suites which will allow GILLIG to bring this expertise in house
  • Work with Sr. leadership to ensure expectations are in alignment, work within budgetary constraints and set direction for immediate imperatives vs future growth
  • Lead projects with responsibility for running simulations on programs and developing and improving MBD, FEA and CFD models
  • Perform Modal and Vibration Induced Fatigue Analysis of simple and complex systems and Vehicles
  • Corelating models with test data to develop and identify realistic boundary conditions
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and with teams on problems that are challenging to solve and requiring innovative solutions
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver analysis on challenging projects with sometimes tight timing constraints
  • Perform advanced CAE simulations to evaluate and improve Vehicle, Systems, and component level performance as needed
  • Documenting and contextualizing simulation results for Program and Engineering Leadership, providing detailed analysis reports and making design change recommendations based on simulation results
  • Leading consulting design review meetings aimed at providing guidance on critical design decisions
  • Perform other duties as requiredRequirements
    • Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, or a related Engineering degree. Master's degree a plus
    • 10+ years of relevant work experience in the automotive, on/off highway or transportation equipment
    • Detailed and applied knowledge of Finite Element Analysis, Applied Solid Mechanics, Material Science, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and thermodynamics
    • Experience working with aluminum, steel, composite structures, and a variety of advanced joining methods for shock and vibration analysis
    • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships with team members and customers to solve problems and resolve issues
    • Solid analytical skills and solution-driven thinking, collects and researches data, uses intuition and experience to complement data. Makes good decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment
    • Hands on experience with multiples of the following: LS-DYNA, CAD/CATIA, NASTRAN, Python, R, MATLAB, Altair Hypermesh.
    • Detail oriented, highly organized documentation practices
    • Solid written and verbal communication skills
    • Relevant experience with Heavy-Duty vehicle systems engineering and integration a plus
    • Ability to prioritize tasks and work independentlyAbout The Environment
      • Ability to lift 25 lbs.
      • Regularly required to sit, stand and walk and occasionally kneel or squat
      • Typical start time 6:00AM (negotiable)
      • Some travel may be requiredWe are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor work visa's now or in the future.About UsAfter 130 years, GILLIG holds strong to its family values and focus on its employees and customers. Our motivated and dedicated employees have a passion for quality and customer satisfaction. We are committed to building buses that connect communities, eliminate congestion, and contribute to a greener environment. Our Company pride is exemplified by the thoughtful design and quality craftsmanship present in every GILLIG bus. GILLIG's steadfast focus on quality and unwavering commitment to exceptional customer service sets us apart from our competition.In compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, GILLIG has a longstanding commitment to provide a safe, quality-oriented and productive work environment consistent with the standards in which the company operates. Drug abuse poses a threat to the health and safety of GILLIG employees and to the security of the company's equipment and facilities. For these reasons, GILLIG is committed to the elimination of drug and alcohol use and abuse in the workplace. All applicants must pass a drug test before beginning work.GILLIG is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Keywords: GILLIG, Livermore , Lead FEA Engineer, Engineering , Livermore, California

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