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CAE Technical Specialist

Company: Computer Aided Technology
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

CATI's advanced simulation team is expanding. This is an opportunity for engineers who are passionate about CAE to join up with the highest level of CAE talent and the best available simulation software offered by Simulia.

Our engineering leaders have become experts in CAE through years of consulting experience in many industries. This is an invaluable asset to any engineer looking to improve their CAE skills and ultimately become technical leaders in the field themselves.

This position for Application Engineer can lead to either a technical or managerial track within our company. The Technical Specialist is to become expert in Simulia software including fluids, structures, acoustics, and multi-body dynamics. You will be well versed in the solvers, user interface, and the ability to create and debug complex models in the automotive, aerospace, medical device, and energy industries.

The field of CAE is expanding rapidly. If you are fascinated with the idea of optimizing product performance and reliability through virtual prototyping, this is the right job for you. However, we are looking for the very best. If that's you - please apply. We require an MS degree, coursework in CAE, and a strong knowledge of mechanical engineering concepts. We will accept candidates with 5+ years of experience.


You will be expected to manage multiple projects/timing, including leading engineering team members, while also performing mechanical design and simulation. The advance simulation department is involved in these activities, all of which, you may be requested to engage in:

  • Design and analysis project work
  • Software support, training, pre-sales and demonstration model construction
  • Marketing related activities, conference presentations

    You are expected to perform work for CATI customers with sincere efforts toward quality, timeliness, and customer satisfaction. You will be expected to derive solutions and recommendations to improve the mechanical characteristics of our customer's products and advance their level of design and simulation methods. Some specific expectations:
    • Perform projects to support customers: solve specific problems for customers and deliver results (typically this involves developing appropriate FE solutions, validating with calculations and/or physical test results, establishing an optimization loop to improve weight, cost, performance
    • Establish appropriate scope and timing estimates during project quotation phase; interact with sales team
    • Direct customers needing support: discuss and answer questions, develop example FE models and solutions, provide training
    • Work as a team member
    • Exhibit excellent communication skills - ability to communicate complex engineering topics to less sophisticated design teams, ability to communicate at a high level with other advanced simulation specialists
    • Create and present papers at conferences
    • Ability to run/perform:
    • 3DEXPEREINCE simulation tools - structures, fluids, multibody dynamics, optimization and DOE
    • Other Simulia stand-alone solvers, especially ABAQUS
    • Durability and fatigue
    • Multi-body dynamics
    • Explicit and implicit simulation techniques
    • Material characterization - rubbers/composites/plastics/metals/ non-linear and linear static analysis
    • Vibration and acoustics
    • Fluids - compressible and incompressible
    • Thermal analysis
    • Fluid structural interaction (solver coupling)

      • Minimum MS in a mechanical engineering field of study
      • CAE coursework at university
      • 5-10 years experience in product development and CAE
      • Must be customer focused and service oriented
      • Ability to learn new skills, adapt to changing environments and show attention to detail
      • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work with teams
      • Excellent communication (both written and verbal) and presentation skills
      • Proficient problem solving and analytical ability


        Who we are: Founded in 1992, Computer Aided Technology (CATI) has been a trailblazing and dedicated leading industry provider of product development solutions in the world of 3D Manufacturing and Engineering. With the help of our powerful portfolio of software, 3D printing, 3D scanning and metrology, PDM and PLM, design automation, and implementation solutions, CATI has created an award winning organization that helps its customers stay ahead of the game when it comes to developing and designing products. After experiencing tremendous growth, CATI boasts the title of Largest SOLIDWORKS Solutions Provider and #1 reseller of 3D Printers in the world! CATI is dedicated to teamwork, fostering a great workplace, and playing to win!

        Why you'll love working at CATI:
        • Work Environment: Hybrid
        • Full benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision.
        • Vacation, Paid Holidays (includes floating holidays), PTO, and Voluntary Time Off.
        • 401K with a generous employer match.
        • Professional development opportunities and certifications.
        • Casual office attire, with the exception of customer appointments.
        • Complimentary beverages and snacks provided.
        • Company culture that encourages innovation, tenacity, and personal and professional development.

Keywords: Computer Aided Technology, Ann Arbor , CAE Technical Specialist, IT / Software / Systems , Ann Arbor, Michigan

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