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Staff CAE Engineer (Motorcycle Durability)

Location: Wyoming, Minnesota US


Job Number: 4200

Requisition Number: R2038

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External Description: At Polaris Inc., we have fun doing what we love by driving change and innovation. We empower employees to take on challenging assignments and roles with an elevated level of responsibility in our agile working environment. Our people make us who we are, and we create incredible products and experiences that empower us to Think Outside.

Position Description: Be responsible for the development of vehicle architectures and structures with structural analysis using commercial FEA software packages. Utilize structural analysis to support structural design, support using commercial FEA and durability software codes, including loads generation and dynamic response prediction. Utilize understanding of the frequency domain to predict structural performance with frequency domain fatigue analysis. Perform stress-life and strain-life fatigue predictions, focused on Strain-Life fatigue predictions with non-linear dynamic and fully transient analysis tools (ABAQUS, NASTRAN, HYPERWORKS, ANSYS, ANSYS Workbench). Perform CAE Data Interpretation through reporting and documentation including interpretation to peers and leadership. Ensure Test Data Analysis by understanding chassis design performance. Develop and interrogate Power Spectral Density (PSD) profiles for correct utilization in durability predictions. Perform Model Correlation through examination of test data to drive correlation and CAE model development. Ensure Technical Leadership and Mentoring by leading other team members in the areas of structures, vibration, dynamics and durability. Generate technical and design solutions based on modal alignment, frequency force response, low and high frequency of the excitation loads, damage accumulation in frequency domain, general and sinusoidal input excitations, failure modes, durability of welds. Engage in Methods Development through implementation of customer focused Polaris specific CAE tools and best practices. Perform automation and continuous improvement as well as lead teams to solve ill-defined problem sets. Ensure Early Integration by applying knowledge and tools to the architecture selection as well as target setting early in design. Engage in Planning CAE activities for vehicle programs. Perform Stretch Assignments which involve exposure to many vehicles and types of problems, including stretch opportunities outside of core responsibilities. Be responsible for strategy by keeping abreast of new engineering developments affecting the organization and participating in peer group teams. Ensure knowledge base creation, including the development of durability procedures, methods, and metrics. Leverage a working knowledge of other attributes including performance, safety, and NVH. Up to 10% international and domestic travels required.

Position Qualifications: Applicant must possess a Bachelor's degree, or its foreign equivalent, in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or a related engineering field, and 8 years of experience in structural analysis in relations to product development and evaluation of test data. Additionally, the applicant must have professional experience in the following: (1) 8 years of experience in the design of chassis, exhaust systems and other structural components, engines, test validation of components, and durability processes; (2) 8 years of experience with CAE tools (ANSYS, ANSYS Workbench, HyperMesh, OptiStruct, ANSA, ABAQUS Implicit & Explicit, NASTRAN), fatigue tools (nCode Glyphworks, DesignLife), and data post-processing tools (Hyperview, Glyphworks); (3) 8 years of experience with durability and advance fatigue theory, including experience with frequency domain problem sets; (4) 8 years of experience with advanced numerical problems, including structures, mechanical systems dynamics, explicit stress solutions, dynamics, optimization, DOE, contact, nonlinear, modal, systems approaches, durability, NVH, and non-linear; (5) 8 years of experience evaluating and predicting durability life of welded components for both stain life and stress life fatigue; and (6) 5 years of experienced developing CAE tools: automation of FEA modeling for contact problems and welded joints. Polaris requires all new hires to pass mandatory drug and/or alcohol testing and background checks.

Position Location: 7290 Viking Blvd East, Wyoming, MN 55092

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About Polaris

As the global leader in powersports, Polaris Inc. (NYSE: PII) pioneers product breakthroughs and enriching experiences and services that have invited people to discover the joy of being outdoors since our founding in 1954. With annual 2018 sales of $6.1 billion, Polaris' high-quality product line-up includes the Polaris RANGER, RZR and GENERAL side-by-side off-road vehicles; Sportsman all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle mid-size and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot moto-roadsters; snowmobiles; and deck, cruiser and pontoon boats, including industry-leading Bennington pontoons. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio, including Transamerican Auto Parts. Polaris' presence in adjacent markets includes military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe.

EEO Statement

Polaris is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

City: Wyoming

State: Minnesota

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