FEA Engineer - Application

Country/Region:  US
City:  Findlay OH
Job Requisition:  32148

Cooper Tire offers an entirely unique work experience because no matter what your title is, you’ll play a part in contributing to the development, manufacturing and marketing of some of the most innovative tire products in the world. Cooper is a fun and exciting place to work. We are constantly on the lookout for motivated individuals who lead by example and inspire others to greatness. The opportunities are endless and the rewards rich for those who believe that job satisfaction and career success begin with a satisfied customer. Careers are a Journey…Come Ride with Us!


Cooper Tire's North America Technical Center is seeking an expert in the development and application of the finite element method to static and dynamic systems.  As a member of the Predictive Technology team, you will work with a cross-functional, cross-continental group of engineers who are creating and refining links between tire design and vehicle performance. As a global company, you will have the opportunity to travel to various locations around the world to participate in testing, training engineers, and meeting with colleagues and customers.


Job Responsibilities:

  • You are responsible for building and maintaining the infrastructure of FEA modeling and engineering analysis, along with verification and validation of simulation models.
  • You will analyze nonlinear behavior which is difficult to be observed experimentally. And you will deliver and communicate your models and results within the Predictive Technology team as well as internal customers and multi-functional peers.
  • Based on analytical and numerical approaches, you will propose solutions and inform the design to meet product performance requirements in a fast-paced work environment.
  • You will participate in team brainstorming and new technology development.
  • You will develop new simulation tools and capabilities as needed.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Enthusiasm for creating high quality, affordable products.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Rigorous knowledge of solid and structural mechanics.
  • Experience in static and dynamic finite element analysis.
  • Experience in model validation techniques.
  • Expertise in at least one of the following: Abaqus, Ansys, Nastran, LS-DYNA, COMSOL.
  • Scientific programming in at least two of the following: Python, Matlab, Fortran, C++, Julia.
  • Knowledge of managing high-performance computing systems.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Applied Mechanics, Engineering Physics, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Biomechanics, or similar.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in machine learning.
  • Experience in managing big data.
  • Experience in writing finite element solvers.
  • Experience in experimental material testing.
  • Experience in building and calibrating non-linear material models.
  • Knowledge of mechanics of laminated composite materials.
  • Knowledge of theory and practice of the finite element method applied to problems involving nonlinear solids, undergoing high strains, with contact and friction.
  • Master degree or Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Applied Mechanics, Engineering Physics, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Biomechanics, or similar.

Cooper Tire is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop and retain top candidates by providing an engaging culture and opportunities to grow and develop. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, status as an individual with a disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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