Senior Design and Analysis Engineer
at Altra Industrial Motion

Date Posted: 3/20/2019

Job Description

The Senior Engineer for Design and Analysis will assist in the development of new valve train systems with primary application on heavy duty diesel engines, and special test fixtures and parts to support R&D activities. In this role, the candidate will interface mostly with Principle and Project Engineers to design, develop and maintain these designs and related hardware.  This role will be joining the Jacobs Vehicle Systems (JVS) team in Bloomfield, CT.  JVS is part of Altra.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop concepts and working hardware under leadership from Principle and Project engineers
  • Create components and systems models using Creo/Parametric
  • Perform valve train component and systems structural analysis
  • Perform valve train dynamic, hydraulic, lubrication and cam kinematics analysis to support the development of various VVA mechanisms and other valve-train systems
  • Design cam profile; evaluate cam profiles meeting constraints of manufacturing, cam-follow, hydraulic dynamics, and Hertz stress
  • Design test systems to validate hardware meeting design specification, fatigue and durability targets. Sometimes these will involve electric drive and high and low pressure hydraulic pumps
  • Develop, improve, and critique engineering standards and work instructions as needed
  • Document design and analytical models, design parameters, and simulation results
  • Present design and analytical results in internal and customer design reviews as required
  • Problem solving and root cause analysis for test hardware failures
  • Collaborate with the Project Engineer to complete Design Failure Mode Effects Analysis (DFMEA)
  • Employ proper Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFM/DFA)
  • Train other engineers for valve-train design 

 

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Job Requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Minimum 3+ years’ experience designing complex machine components and assemblies required
  • Solid background with the design and development of components and/or systems for internal combustion engines, ideally valve train components for heavy-duty Diesel engines
  • Broad knowledge of engine related combustion, air handling, fuel, power cylinder, lubrication, cooling and after treatment systems, diesel engine knowledge highly desirable
  • Proficiency in using CAD and other related engineering software packages
  • Experience in running FEA, Dynamic Analysis and / or Hydraulic Analysis using ANSYS and GT suite or similar analysis tools preferred (one of the three is relevant)
  • Effective presentation skills and ability to communicate clearly, written and orally, with other company personnel and the customer
  • Strong organizational skills and a sense of urgency
  • Effective research, data collection and statistical analysis skills
  • Effective failure analysis skills and knowledge of preventive tools & processes (FMEA, DVP&R, 6Sigma) preferred
  • Automotive industry experience highly preferred

Education:

  • Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering required
  • Master’s in Mechanical Engineering Preferred

The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an ""Altra Company."" Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The ""EEO is the Law"" poster is available at: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf. If you have a disability and need assistance accessing or using this website to apply for a position, you can request assistance by sending an email to [Click Here To Join].

Job Snapshot

About Us

Altra Industrial Motion is a leading global supplier of quality power transmission and motion control products. Providing the essential control of equipment speed, torque, positioning, and other functions, Altra products are used in nearly any machine or process involving motion. Our products are sold in over 70 countries in a variety of major industrial markets, including food processing, material handling, packaging machinery, mining, energy, automotive, primary metals, turf and garden and many others.

Altra products are marketed under a variety of well recognized and established manufacturing brand names. Operating independently, each of these companies is committed to the guiding principles of operational excellence, continuous improvement and customer satisfaction.

Our products are frequently used in a wide range of high-volume manufacturing processes, where the reliability and accuracy are critical in both avoiding costly down time and enhancing the overall efficiency of manufacturing operations.

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