Closures/MDO CAE Technical Specialist

Ford Motor Company
February 28, 2024
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Job Description

We are the movers of the world and the makers of the future. We get up every day, roll up our sleeves and build a better world -- together. At Ford, we're all a part of something bigger than ourselves. Are you ready to change the way the world moves?

Product Development uses design thinking & user experience methods to deliver breakthrough products and services that delight our customers. We bring innovative, exciting, and sustainable ideas to life. We have opportunities around the world for you to contribute to advancements in autonomy, electrification, smart mobility technologies, and more!


  • Development of CAE methodologies (fatigue, strength, dynamics, etc.) and creation of CETPs
  • Improving current CAE methods by correlation and subsequently CETP maintenance to be BIC in the industry for analytical methods
  • Global unification of CAE methodology
  • Development of material models and gathering material data (involvement in body architecture to deliver implementation ready before UNV0)
  • CAE process automation
  • CAE software benchmarking and global implementation of the most efficient tools
  • Collaboration with other related Tech Clubs (f.e. joining) and implementation of new interface technology to current CAE methods and processes
  • Engagement / involvement in body architecture to deliver above implementation ready before UNV0
  • Engagement in PRA and LL topics during the 8D processes to identify and address methodology weaknesses
  • To provide technical direction / leadership on Closures/MDO CAE issues to the global team and other Ford stakeholders.
  • To identify, develop and cascade corporate procedures and best practices on Closures Systems.
  • To be the SPOC specialist for any Closures/MDO simulations
  • To present results of investigations to global engineering CAE cluster.
  • To provide training on Closures/MDO methods, macros, techniques, procedures to the global stakeholders.
  • Champions Closures/Body SDS institutional learning through technical training of standards, assessments, and advanced technologies.
  • Leads and executes the Closures/MDO CAE Technical Club
  • Awareness of issues and recurrence across AIMS, DURIS, Commodity Health Charts, Standards, Lessons Learned and other CAE groups.
  • Supports technical problem solving for significant quality/warranty issues and TVMs.
  • Leads assigned special CAE projects and initiatives


    Education/ Knowledge

  • Bachelor of Science/ Engineering with a Masters of Science/Engineering
  • Knowledge of classic Finite Element methods
  • Expert on non-linear implicit/explicit analyses
  • Expert on the following software/solvers: Abaqus, Vendure, Designlife, nCode, ANSA/Hypermesh, Optistruct and Hyperstudy, Tosca, ModeFRONTIER, Heeds, Ls-DYNA.
  • Deep knowledge of Tcl, Python, C++
  • Deep knowledge of Closures (Hood/Fenders, side closures and rear closures), Body SDS
  • Deep knowledge of metallic mechanical/material properties
  • Deep understanding of metalforming, casting process, BiW feasibility and tooling.
  • Key Experiences

    The following skills and experiences are required qualifications for this role:

  • Demonstrated Experience in Closures/BiW legal requirements, homologation and assessments.
  • Experience on Closures/Body component/system level cross- functional attributes (Safety, Durability, Aerodynamics, water management, NVH, Body Structures)
  • Experience on closures, hood, fender, side closures, rear closures, sliding doors, power sliding doors
  • Expert on Closures/MDO CAE component modeling and system/vehicle assembly
  • 10 Years of Experience and/or 10 programs performing full system level CAE requirements on BiW.
  • Operational experience in Pearson correlation, corporate procedure creation, launch support, studio guidance
  • Demonstrated results in leading multi-region or global teams
  • Individual and team coaching and development
  • Demonstrated capability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Ability to lead resolution of complex, multi-input issues.
  • You may not check every box, or your experience may look a little different from what we've outlined, but if you think you can bring value to Ford Motor Company, we encourage you to apply!

    As an established global company, we offer the benefit of choice. You can choose what your Ford future will look like: will your story span the globe, or keep you close to home? Will your career be a deep dive into what you love, or a series of new teams and new skills? Will you be a leader, a changemaker, a technical expert, a culture builderor all of the above? No matter what you choose, we offer a work life that works for you, including:

    • Immediate medical, dental, and prescription drug coverage• Flexible family care, parental leave, new parent ramp-up programs, subsidized back-up child care and more• Vehicle discount program for employees and family members, and management leases• Tuition assistance• Established and active employee resource groups• Paid time off for individual and team community service• A generous schedule of paid holidays, including the week between Christmas and New Year's Day• Paid time off and the option to purchase additional vacation time.

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    Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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