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Mechanical Engineer - Finite Element Analysis

Company: Atkore
Location: Hobart
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Atkore is forging a future where all Atkore brands, suppliers, employees, customers, partners and communities are building better together a future focused on serving the customer and powering and protecting the world. Atkore is a leading manufacturer and distributor of electrical, mechanical, and safety infrastructure solutions to power and protect the world. With approximately 3,900 employees and 65 manufacturing and distribution facilities worldwide, Atkore manufactures electrical conduit, cable management systems, armored cable, metal framing, and security products and solutions and is a recent recipient of a Great Place to Work-copy; certification. Atkore's commitment to quality, delivery and value helps customers realize their vision. Atkore forges relationships and shapes the future with breakthrough results, enhanced technology, and innovative product offerings. We are currently searching for a a Mechanical Engineer - Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to be based out of our Hobart Indiana facility. Reporting to Director of Product and Business Development, this person will be responsible for working with Atkore development teams to innovative new products using simulation and modeling techniques to optimize product designs. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree within an engineering discipline along with at least 3 to 5 years experience running Finite Element Analysis using Nastran or other comparative analysis program. Experience in lean manufacturing or business system-based company is a plus. Additional Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Interpret analysis results and convert them to design recommendations.
  • Define applicable loads, load combinations, and failure criteria.
  • Make material recommendations to meet performance and reliability requirements.
  • Minimize certification costs by supplementing physical testing with FEA.
  • Correlate physical lab testing and analysis results.
  • Identify material cost reduction opportunities to value engineer.
  • Participate and lead product design reviews.
  • Maintain FEM files and document results in PLM system.
  • All other duties as assigned. Qualifications include:
    • Bachelor's degree in Engineering required.
    • 3 to 5 years experience running Finite Element Analysis using Nastran or other comparative analysis program required.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of Solid Mechanics and Strength of Materials.
    • Product Development experience is preferred.
    • Demonstrated success collaborating with manufacturing/product management/engineering.
    • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).
    • Experience with Lean Manufacturing or other business system based company is a plus. Our Culture Drives Value Atkore's culture is created from the disciplined use of the Atkore Business System (ABS), which is a critical part of our mission and a foundational system based on excellence in People, Strategy, and Processes, tied together with Lean Daily Management (LDM) to manage and sustain the business we have today, and Strategy Deployment Process (SDP) to create the business we aspire to become. Having the right talent in the right roles enables successful ABS execution, improves our customer's experience, and delivers breakthrough results. Said another way, that's how we win! Great Leaders Drive Value Atkore is committed to creating an engaged and aligned workplace that helps drive an accountable and performance-based culture. Our team possesses a willingness to strive for breakthrough results, stays focused on being standout leaders, and fully supports decisions of the Company after robust debate. We consistently live the Atkore mission, learn our strategic priorities and link behaviors to those priorities, all in a way that's consistent with our core values. Together, we build stronger leaders and improve customer satisfaction which positively increases the overall value of the enterprise. Atkore Delivers Value to You By joining Atkore, you can expect to receive a competitive salary in addition to a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k) with company match, a generous maternity/paternity leave, flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, as well as life, accident and disability insurance. In addition, Atkore offers wellness programs and employee assistance resources to help employees achieve a healthy work-life balance. Our dedicated employees are recognized for their commitment to our customers and making our company better than it was the day before. Atkore is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate because of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital or family status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, military veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Atkore is a diverse company that believes its employees are the foundation for investing in its future, through the understanding that awareness and acceptance of our individual difference enhance inclusion and promote engagement and alignment. Diversity and inclusion are keys to growing our business and providing a work environment that fosters contributions by all employees. Join our team and align yourself with an industry leader!

Keywords: Atkore, Gary , Mechanical Engineer - Finite Element Analysis, Engineering , Hobart, Indiana

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