Senior Design and Analysis Engineer in Bloomfield at Jacobs Vehicle Systems, Inc

Date Posted: 9/11/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Design and Analysis Engineer will assist in the development of new Jake Brakes with primary application on heavy duty diesel engines. In this role, the candidate will interface mostly with Product Development Managers and Engineers to design, develop and maintain brake valve train related hardware.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design and develop brake valve train components and systems from concept to production following internal design standards and best practices.
  • Create 3D components and systems models and 2D engineering drawings using Creo/Parametric.
  • Perform brake valve train component and systems structural analysis, utilize Finite Element Analysis (FEA) as a design tool for optimization and ensuring product robustness.
  • Design test system to validate hardware meeting design specification, fatigue and durability targets.
  • Develop, improve, and critique engineering standards and work instructions.
  • Document design and analytical models, design parameters, and simulation results.
  • Present design and analytical results in internal and customer design reviews.
  • Problem solving and root cause analysis for test hardware failures.
  • Utilize proper Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) for manufacturability and gauging.
  • Collaborate with the Project Engineer to complete Design Failure Mode Effects Analysis (DFMEA).
  • Employ proper Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFM/DFA).
  • Supporting the training and development of fellow engineers.


Job Requirements

Must be a US citizen or green card holder to be considered.

Critical Competencies

  • Broad knowledge of diesel engine related combustion, air handling, fuel, power cylinder, lubrication, systems.
  • Background with the design and development of components and/or systems for internal combustion engines.
  • Proficiency in using CAD and other related engineering software packages (Creo/Parametric, ANSYS, Matlab/Simulink, and/or GT-Suite desirable)
  • Effective presentation skills and ability to communicate clearly, written and orally, with peers and customers.
  • Effective research, data collection and statistical analysis skills.
  • Effective failure analysis skills and knowledge of preventive tools & processes (FMEA, DVP&R, 8D, Six Sigma).
  • Strong organizational skills and a sense of urgency.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering with 5+ years’ experience design and developing machined products and/or parts
  • 10+ years comparable experience in lieu of degree will also be considered
  • Master’s Degree in Engineering a plus
  • Experience in automotive industry highly preferred

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