Sr. Mechanical Engineer - Blast Analysis


Santa Clara, CA



We are looking for a Sr. Mechanical Engineer with strong blast analysis and/or crashworthiness experience for a 6 month+ contract opportunity in the Santa Clara, CA area.

Job Description:
Major responsibility will be in the area of nonlinear structural analysis of vehicle structures, assemblies, mechanisms and components, subject to blast loads and operational environment. Candidates must be fully competent in the area of nonlinear finite element modeling and analysis using LS-Dyna (preferred), and IDEAS (preferred). The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in vehicle mine blast and/or crashworthiness simulation with LS-Dyna---this is the main requirement for this position!

Proficiency with HyperWorks suite and/or MSC suite of FEA modeling tools are helpful for pre- and post-processing of data. Excellent oral and written communication skills and a minimum of an MSME is desired, but consideration will also be given to strong BS candidates in mechanical or civil engineering with requisite experience in crashworthiness and/or mine blast. The candidate should have good working and theoretical knowledge of static and dynamic analysis of structures, assemblies including both mechanisms and structural components, a wide range of non-linear material behavior and be able to work effectively in a team environment.

Qualifications, Experience, Knowledge and Skills:
• US Citizen
• BS degree in Mechanical Engineering with a strong focus on structural design and analysis. MS degree highly preferred.
• Minimum Three (3) years experience in blast analysis and/or crashworthiness.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Demonstrated experience with all or most of the following: Blast analysis and/or crashworthiness, Finite Element Analysis, FEA, LS-Dyna, IDEAS, HyperWorks, ANSYS, MSC suite FEA modeling tools.

OPEN TO US CITIZENS ONLY. Due to the nature of the work, only US citizens (either born or naturalized) will be considered for this role. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin. This position does not qualify for sponsorship. NO THIRD PARTY RESUMES PLEASE. Applicant must be able to prove authorization to work in the US as part of Form I-9 verification.

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