Engineer - Validation I

Altair Troy , OH 45374

Posted 5 months ago

Altair Engineering Inc. is a global technology company providing software and cloud solutions in the areas of product design and development, high performance cloud computing, and data intelligence. We enable organizations across broad industry segments to compete more effectively in a connected world while creating a more sustainable future. We believe a critical component of our success has been our company culture, based on our core values of innovation, envisioning the future, communicating honestly and broadly, seeking technology and business firsts, and embracing diversity. With more than 2,800 employees, Altair is headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA and operates 81 offices throughout 25 countries. Altair serves more than 8,000 customers across broad industry segments. Altair ProductDesign is a global, multi-disciplinary product development consultancy which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Altair Engineering. To learn more please visit

Primary Function

The Engineer is r esponsible for the overall development validation, the creation and documentation of modeling plans to engineering team, providing explanation of SOR or SPEC to whole group, leading failure analysis and test jig design, controlling and monitoring group workflow and quality by ISO and development schedule, developing new technology to improve development quality and efficiency.

These skills are used to work in cross functional teams within the organization to deliver products that meet customer and company requirements.

The Engineer must develop trust and teamwork, while fostering an environment of continuous improvement and achievement for all employees while utilizing clients philosophy and guiding principles for decisions and actions.

The Engineer may be required to support multiple projects and work with cross-functional teams to achieve total customer satisfaction and to meet quality standards and procedures.

Essential Functions

  • Project development understanding; Knowledge of SOR or Spec, validation request

  • Lead project competition activities, including but not limited to OEM modeling correlation, SOR/SPEC explanation to other teams, and test schedule and capability

  • Control project schedules to ensure proper timing

  • Model setup for FEA (independently) and model checks; actively make CMs

  • Correlate with FEA and Test, seek root cause analysis with other teams

  • Make project reports and attend project meetings as need

  • May act as a liaison between customer and different company groups for development project administration

  • Assign Test/CAE checklists to V2 and V3 for model and test accuracy

  • Take on assigned research projects, meet the project goals

  • Ability to explain how his/her position impacts customer satisfaction and contributes to fulfilling quality

  • Conduct housekeeping for personal work area and shared facility space

  • Observe and comply with all safety, regulatory and statutory requirements associated with his/her job

  • Participate as requested in needs analysis and attend and perform the requirements of scheduled training and educational programs identified for his/her position

  • Responsible for creating a culture of open communication, trust, continuous improvement and performance with internal and external customers.

  • Make technical recommendations that positively affect the direction of a project and the department.

  • Make recommendations to increase both personal and team efficiency and productivity.

  • Be aware of and adhere to the company and departmental policies and procedures.

  • Maintain a high technical proficiency that meets rapidly changing technologies and skill requirements through self-training, Seminars, formal training, schools and technical reading

  • Work collaboratively with project teams and the business to evaluate solutions.

  • Balance multiple projects and timelines.

  • Assist in training and production release support if necessary.

  • Develop and sustain appropriate relationships with team and business partners.

  • Perform other duties as deemed necessary or assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum 4 year degree in Engineering (Automotive, Mechanical or related); Prefer Master's degree

  • Minimum 3 years of related Engineering experience

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including verbal and written communication

  • Ability to plan determine priorities and effectively schedule work and to function in an organized manner that addresses critical issues and are supported by an effective plan

  • Strong analytical problem solving skills

  • Familiar to Catia or UG, Hypermesh, Nastran and Abaqus; Prefer previous experience utilizing

  • Knowledge of basic mechanics, GD&T for jig design and test setup

  • Strong Math skills

  • Prefer understanding/experience with DesignLife, corrosion test, and fatigue test

  • Understanding of FEA; prefer experience

  • Prefer knowledge/experience with Metal Fatigue, NVH, and automotive chassis

  • Computer skills Microsoft Office, Hypermesh, Nastran, Abaqus, and Matlab

  • Establishes aggressive, obtainable performance goals for self

  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions

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