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FEA Research Engineer

FEA Research Engineer
by Admin on 04-17-2023 at 2:28 pm

  • Full Time
  • Livonia, MI
  • Applications have closed

Website Altair

Job Summary:

Our client in Livonia, MI or Akron, OH is looking for a FEA Research Engineer. This is a Contract position.

  • Perform finite element analysis (FEA) studies to predict tire operation performance in support of tire development programs and of virtual tire submissions to vehicle original equipment (OE) customers using existing company technologies and advancing these technologies.
  • Position is within the Tire Engineering Technology Group which focuses on specialized and advanced technology including simulation and measurement techniques to predict and assess tire performance on vehicles.
  • Support tire product development engineers and vehicle OE customers with tire performance investigations and analyses
  • Implement existing company FEA tools and technologies and contribute to their capability advancement
  • Collaborate with company technical personnel as necessary
  • Regularly document and communicate with deliverables in form of written reports and oral presentations.


  • Experience with Linux and Windows desktop operating systems
  • Computer coding skills using general software; Python proficiency mandatory, Matlab, etc.
  • Proficiency with MS/Office or similar document tools: word processor, presentations, and spreadsheets
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in local and international collaborative team environments


  • Master of Science degree in Mechanical or related engineering field with finite element methods course work required; PhD strongly preferred
  • Minimum 5 years of recent, within last 3 years, relevant experience in tire or automotive industry required applying and developing nonlinear FEA methods for tire performance investigations
  • Experience using commercial FEA software code Abaqus required; supplemental use of commercial FEA code Nastran preferred
  • Proficiency with the following applications preferred:
  • Application of nonlinear viscoelastic materials – characterization and application
  • Solid and cord mechanics
  • Contact and friction mechanics
  • Structural dynamics: rotating dynamics, eigenvalues, forced responses, and signal analysis concepts

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 areas of product development, high-performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI). 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 and artificial intelligence (AI).

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 altair.com .

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At our core we are explorers; adventurers; pioneers. We are the brains behind some of the world’s most revolutionary innovations and are not only comfortable in new and uncharted waters, we dive in 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 demonstrates a belief that empowering each individual authentic voice reinforces a culture that thrives because of the uniqueness among our team.

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