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Detroit, MI

Senior Engineer, Modeling and Simulation

Senior Engineer, Modeling and Simulation

FPC of Brighton

FPC of Brighton

Engineer or Senior Engineer, Modeling and Simulation  - REMOTE 

Reporting To: Senior Engineering Manager – Modeling & Simulation

Detroit, MI (remote available!)


Scope of Work & Purpose

Seeking a subject matter expert that will lead state-of-the art materials development and evaluation through modeling and simulation, delivering innovative materials and manufacturing solutions for our customers and collaboratively within our ecosystem. This individual will drive innovations in material simulation, for domains including but not limited to: 



       Crystal Plasticity Simulations: Conduct numerical simulations to model crystallographic slip associated with deformation

       Model Development: Develop and validate crystal plasticity models to connect micro-, meso-, and macro-mechanical properties.

       Analysis: Analyze simulation results to gain insights into the behavior of crystallographic systems and propose design improvements with particular emphasis on mechanical behavior of metallics including aluminum alloys, steels, titanium alloys, nickel-based alloys, and refractory metals

       Optimization: Collaborate with stakeholders to optimize design.

       Documentation: Prepare clear and concise reports, documentation, and presentations to communicate findings and recommendations to stakeholders.

       Continuous Learning: Stay up to date on industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in crystal plasticity and simulation mechanics

       Develop application-focused performance simulations to support programmatic work within time and budget constraints, internal to the company and collaboratively with Ecosystem member organizations. 

       Support program development efforts, including preparation of white papers and proposals. 


Preferred Qualifications

       A degree in Materials, Metallurgical, Aerospace, or Mechanical Engineering, or related field with 3-5 years’ experience. PhD preferred.

       Solid understanding of mechanics of materials, and the effect of thermo-mechanical processing on microstructure, properties, and subsequent performance 

       Experience with multi-scale modeling of metallic material and structures. 

       Experience with meso-scale physics-based modeling such as crystal/polycrystal plasticity, elastoviscoplastic formulation based on Fast Fourier Transforms (EVPFFT), or other methods to connect micro- and macro-mechanical properties.

       Experience with any of the following FE solvers: Abaqus, LS-Dyna, Nastran.

       Experience in Material Science codes such as VASP, DAMASK, Thermo-Calc, Micress.

       Experience modeling applications involving aluminum alloys, steels, titanium alloys, nickel-based alloys, and refractory metals, monolithic ceramics, or ceramic matrix composites      

       Familiarity with the approaches of density functional theory and molecular dynamics

       Programming expertise a plus (C++, Fortran, Python, Dbase, etc.). 

       Successful track record to ideating, planning, and executing technical work in an R&D or manufacturing environment preferred. 

       Ability to operate within a project-based technology development environment. 

       Ability to work with multi-disciplinary teams and multiple simultaneous projects. 

       Ability to operate within and successfully interface with many stakeholders including company member Ecosystem and end customers. 

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