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FEA Design Engineer

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Springfield, OH

FEA Design Engineer


Job Description

FEA Design Engineer 

To provide design and product leadership utilizing Computer Aided Analysis and Simulation for all aspects of new product development and optimization of existing products. 


  • Perform Engineering design using structural calculations, including Finite Element Analysis (FEA), to minimize development time and provide feedback to ensure products meet customer requirements in the Statements of Work.
  • Enable smooth transition of new products from design to production as well as driving improvements into existing products through design, material selection, manufacturing process improvements, and other methods.
  • Responsible for ensuring all Product Engineering documentation is present, accurate, and relevant.  Special focus on CE (European Community) certification and documentation.
  • Participate in activities to ensure "Design For Manufacturability and Assembly" (DFMA) is taken into account
  • Utilize DFMEA's (Design Failure Mode and Effects Analysis) as required.
  • Utilize Engineering software systems, such as Siemens NX, ANSYS, MathCAD, & MS Office.
  • Mentoring of Engineers and/or Designers.
  • Adhering to company policies and procedures per the Quality Management System, Safety Manual and Employee Handbook.
  • Any other duties as required and requested by the Design Engineering Manager. 


  • Minimum of Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Applied Physics, or other relevant technical discipline.
  • Knowledge of Pneumatics and Hydraulics as applied to product design is a plus. 
  • Minimum of 3- 5+ years relevant experience in a product development or applied mechanics environment working with structural simulation, dynamic loading and occasionally thermal simulation.
  • Familiarity with ISO 9001 Quality systems required.
  • Familiarity with Aerospace standards. European standards, and Military standards and expectations beneficial. 

Abilities, Knowledge & Skills

  • Level of knowledge of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) (ANSYS Preferred) and mathematical analysis required to be commensurate with years of experience. 
  • Familiarity with Solid Modeling CAD software required, preference for that knowledge to be in Siemens NX (UniGraphics).
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office is a must. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills, both written and verbal.
  • Must possess analytical thinking and reasoning skills.
  • Must be able to mentor designers.


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PDSI Technical Services is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, military service or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, consideration of employment staffing submissions are based on demonstrated skills, qualifications, work experience, expertise and expectations meeting the position requirements as specified by the client, including compensation