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Finite Element Analysis Engineer

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Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Research Staff
Department: Advanced Composites - 250466
Pay Grade: R2 - Exempt
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Position Summary:

Are you a Finite Element Analysis Engineer and looking for a career opportunity that offers tuition assistance for yourself and dependents, great benefits package and 17 paid holidays? The University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) is a national leader in scientific and engineering research, serving government, industry and nonprofit customers. Join our team of talented professionals and become part of our exciting and cutting edge research.

The Advanced Composites Group that is part of the Structural Materials (SM) Division in the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) is seeking a highly motivated and talented engineer/programmer who will be responsible for development and implementation of finite element analysis software. The user will work with the team to design and implement C++ code structures in order to advance the state of the art analysis techniques enabling progressive damage modeling of large scale structures on HPC systems. This specific position will also be tasked with working with the development team to implement several important code structures. These will include things such as nonlinear solver routines and time-stepping algorithms to enable robust convergence schemes. The engineer will additionally be asked to perform numerical modelling of stress state and damage in composites using general purpose finite element packages and custom FEA software, such as BSAM and VTMS, developed by UDRI. The engineer will be part of a highly multidisciplinary research group performing processing, performance evaluation, and testing of advanced composites. The applicant must be able to interpret and compare analysis results with experiments, and be proficient in technical report writing. A successful candidate must be able to learn quickly and work independently. Additionally, the candidate must be able to contribute to group meetings and planning/review sessions and interact with government scientists and engineers.

Minimum Qualifications:

• B.S. in Computer Science, Engineering or related.
• Experience is required in coding in C++ and Python.
• Experience writing object oriented programs for high performance computing environments (both CPU and GPU architecture desired).
• Documented ability to learn new FEA methods and software packages.
• Documented ability to effectively communicate both written and verbally.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office products.
• Excellent communications skills.
• Applicants must be a Citizen of the U.S.A. and be able to pass a National Agency Check for continued employment.

Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

• Documented successful experiences in coding C++ programs for HPC systems.
• Documented successful experience in using OTC stress analysis software, i.e. ABAQUS, ANSYS, etc. is desired.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

A federal court on December 7, 2021, issued a ruling that suspends the COVID-19 vaccine requirement that applies to federal contractors nationwide. With this development, the University will pause any enforcement action against employees who have not complied with the requirement to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8, 2021 or to have requested an exemption to maintain their employment status.

The University will continue to monitor the state of the pandemic on campus and in the community as well as developments in federal and state requirements, and also will continue to regularly consult with public health officials and our medical panel. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, our protocols and requirements are subject to change depending on conditions on campus or in our community, and government requirements.

Closing Statement:

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.


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