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Vehicle Dynamics Simulation Engineer Job

Date: Oct 11, 2021

Location: Mt Vernon, WA, US, 98273-9671

Company: PACCAR

Requisition Summary

The PACCAR Technical Center’s Vehicle Performance Group is seeking a Vehicle Dynamics engineer to conduct vehicle-level simulation and testing in support of vehicle development programs.  The successful candidate will possess a solid background in structural dynamics, multi-body dynamics, ride comfort, and/or NVH simulation, with a strong understanding of related physical tests.

 

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Develop project plans that define test deliverables, scope of activities, labor and material costs, timing and schedules.
  • Assist with the creation, validation, and analysis of full-vehicle tractor-trailer models for ride comfort, structure-borne noise, loads and (relative) durability of design concepts.
  • Support product development by simulating design concepts and analyzing their impact on system performance.
  • Support data collection to validate models and later to verify predicted performance.
  • Communicate simulation results stating clear recommendations and proposals for improvements to Engineering teams.
  • Manage execution of multiple projects to deliver results on time and within budget.
  • Publish technical project reports to document test scope, methods, results, and conclusions.

 

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of relevant work experience with a strong background in structural dynamics, multi-body dynamics, ride comfort, and/or NVH simulation.
  • Experience with simulation software such as: HyperWorks, OptiStruct/NASTRAN, MATLAB, ADAMS, MotionSolve, or similar.
  • Experience with test sensors and data acquisition equipment, including accelerometers, linear transducers, microphones.
  • Familiarity with human sensitivity to full-body vibration, NVH in motor vehicle, acoustics, and sound quality metrics.
  • Fundamental knowledge of commercial vehicle systems.
  • Ability and desire to learn new tools and methods unique to PACCAR.
  • Effective analysis and project management skills and excellent engineering judgment. 
  • Effective communication, administration and presentation skills.
  • Ability to manage personal workload, demonstrate flexibility, initiative, and the willingness to respond to shifting timelines and project demands.

 

Education

BS in Mechanical Engineering or related technical discipline required, MS preferred.

 


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