FEA Simulation Specialist - Minneapolis

  • 806 Blue Gentian Rd, Eagan, MN 55121, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

We hire for tomorrow!

Are you seeking an opportunity to work for an innovative company with their eyes on the future? A leader in its field? A company who strives to build longstanding relationships with its employees and staff? Then look no further than Rand Worldwide and come grow with us.

We are looking for a stress engineer and FEA specialist with knowledge of ANSYS software packages.  This role will be based at our FEA simulation division office in Minneapolis, MN.  Relocation assistance will be provided, where required.  Rand Simulation, a division of Rand Worldwide, is a leading provider of ANSYS CAE solutions and engineering simulation consulting services. Rand Simulation (formerly the simulation consulting division of IMAGINiT Technologies) has recently become a strategic North American channel partner for ANSYS to further strengthen its collaborative consulting services for CFD & FEA analysis while striving for the strongest customer value-add. 

Job Description

The Rand Simulation business model leverages a collaborative approach, which combines the structural analysis expertise of our FEA experts with the design expertise of our clients.  Whether in a consulting or software sales/support capacity, our goal as the simulation experts is to serve as an extension of our client’s team to empower impactful performance insight through simulation to drive informed design decisions.

Responsibilities:

  • Partnering with clients to harness the power of FEA insight to improve a product’s structural response and suitability for its intended use.
  • Acting as lead on specific projects with responsibility for running simulations for clients
  • Documenting and contextualizing simulation results for clients, providing detailed analysis reports and making design change recommendations based on simulation findings and design knowledge.
  • Staying up-to-date with ANSYS platforms and expanding their own knowledge of ANSYS tools through trainings and self-guided education.
  • Interfacing with Rand Simulation sales and business development teams on ANSYS software and simulation consulting opportunities to ensure application fit prior to the validation phase of the sales process.
  • Leading the technical discussion in calls and presentations with prospects on qualified ANSYS software and consulting sales opportunities to provide technical guidance, credibility and subject matter expertise along with outlining workflows and implementation strategies.
  • Occasionally provide classroom training, mentoring, account follow-up and technical support to assist clients in the adoption and ROI of their ANSYS technology investment.
  • Leading consulting design review meetings aimed at providing guidance on critical design decisions.
  • Developing and executing customized training courses for clients that have invested in ANSYS FEA solutions.

Qualifications

 

  • M.S./B.S./B.A. in Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Physics, or similar discipline
  • 3 years + of mechanical or structural engineering/design experience
  • 3 years + of FEA/structural analysis experience with ANSYS Mechanical
    • Experience using FEMAP/NX, MSC/PATRAN, Autodesk Nastran, Simulation Mechanical/Algor, ANSYS AIM, COMSOL, Abaqus, or similar codes a plus
    • Proven experience with multiple structural analysis methods (linear statics, rigid body dynamics, transient analyses, nonlinear static/transient, modal, shock/vibe, heat transfer, etc.)
    • Experience with multiphysics, fatigue, and explicit dynamics strongly desired
    • Experience with MAPDL and/or Python coding strongly desired
  • Knowledge of underlying FEA principals such as linear algebra, partial differential equations, etc.
  • Extensive proficiency in 3D CAD systems (Inventor and/or SolidWorks preferred)
  • Strong problem-solving and communication skills
  • A self-starter and motivator with an engaging personality and strong energy
  • Ability to manage time effectively while balancing multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work directly with clients and clearly articulate findings and design recommendations 
  • Ability to work diligently alone when needed, but knows when to seek help
  • Highly developed learning and thinking ability with direct client-facing experience
  • Registered Professional Engineering (PE) license preferred, but not mandatory
  • Willingness to travel up to 15%

Additional Information

What do we stand for?

  • INTEGRITY   We are honest, ethical, straightforward people in dealing with our employees, our customers, and our shareholders.
  • TEAMWORK   Every Rand Simulation team member is important to the success of our company.
  •  COMMUNICATION   We listen to our people, our clients and our prospects.
  • INNOVATION   We think and act creatively. We help our clients to be innovative through leveraging technology and approaches that ensure their success.

Are you up for a new challenge? Join Rand Simulation now!

Visit us at rand.com and randsim.com  for more information.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest, but only those applicants who are to be considered will be contacted. Must be authorized to work in the U.S for any employer without company sponsorship.

We celebrate employment equity and diversity!  We encourage applications from all qualified individuals and do not discriminate based on disability, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state, provincial or local laws.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process, we will work with you to meet your needs. 

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