Exterior Systems 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!


  • To provide technical direction / leadership on Exterior Systems CAE issues to the global team and other Ford stakeholders.
  • To lead the identification and development of new CAE methods, tools and techniques for studying the effectiveness on system level simulations.
  • To identify, develop and cascade corporate procedures and best practices on Exterior Systems.
  • To be the SPOC specialist for any exterior plastic material simulations under different environmental conditions and manufacturing/injection variables.
  • To be a resource for the interpretation of third parties CAE reports
  • To maintain an up-to-date knowledge of FEM / software capabilities
  • To maintain an up-to-date knowledge of global safety regulations, and to support development of virtual procedures for future application.
  • To present results of investigations to global engineering CAE cluster.
  • To provide training on Exterior Systems methods, macros, techniques, procedures to the global stakeholders.
  • To manage and improve the analytical correlation status.
  • Leads and executes the Exterior Systems CAE Techincal Club
  • Awareness of issues and recurrence across AIMS, DURIS, Commodity Health Charts, Standards, Lessons Learned and other CAE groups.
  • Champions Exterior Systems institutional learning through technical training of standards, assessments, and advanced technologies.
  • Supports technical problem solving for significant quality/warranty issues and TVMs.
  • Leads assigned special CAE projects and initiatives
  • Qualifications

    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/sovlers: Ls-Dyna, ANSA/Hypermesh, Catia, Optistruct and Hyperstudy.
  • Deep knowledge od Tcl, Python, C++
  • Deep knowledge of Exterior Systems front and rear end architecture (bumpers, grilles, lightning, black trim, underbody shields, ornamentation)
  • Deep knowledge of polymers mechanical/material properties
  • Deep knowledge of Moldflow/3D Moldex simulation
  • Deep understanding of plastic Injection process, injection feasibility and tooling.
  • Be proficient in English when working with global teams
  • Key Experiences

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

  • Demonstrated Experience in Low Speed Damageability legal requirements, homologation and assessments.
  • Experience on Exterior Systems component/system level cross- functional attributes (Safety, Durability, Aerodynamics, water management, NVH, Body Structures)
  • Expert on Exterior systems CAE component modeling and system assembly
  • 10 Years of Experience and/or 10 programs performing full system level CAE requirements on plastics.
  • 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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