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Application Engineer (*) Finite Element Analysis

at 3M in Neuss, United States

Job Description

Job Description:

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The Impact You’ll Make in this Role

Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is a tool engineers (*) use in product design and product performance analysis across nearly every industry. We are looking for an engineer in Germany that will create a rendering of an assembly with the finite element software and define each material of interest – called as Material Data Card. Unlike many metals and other standard engineering materials that can be simply modeled as linear-elastic materials, adhesives exhibit more complex types of mechanical behaviors when exposed to different loading conditions and thus require advanced testing and material calibration methods. 3M is uniquely positioned to characterize adhesive materials and provide advanced material models in a format compatible with a variety of finite element modeling software, and now would like to extend capabilities with a new FEA engineer focusing specifically on Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division solutions to support customers mostly in Automotive, Rail and Electronics markets in EMEA.

Here, you will make an impact by:

+ Translate user needs to design inputs/ specifications and produce complex system level designs with some guidance

+ Advance solutions by applying in-depth knowledge of customer needs, market and competitive offerings

+ Characterization, Modeling and Simulation of adhesives and Pressure Sensitive Adhesives , creating & validation of material data card, and customized FEA support for selected customers

+ Working closely with New Product Introduction / New Technology Introduction teams to ensure FEA readiness for successful launch

+ Shaping industry and strengthen 3M’s competitive position by publishing white papers and technical documents in relevant media

+ Increasing specification penetration in selected markets by actively assisting customers during their design-in process

+ Educating Application Engineers and sales professionals that need to understand the basics of FEA and follow the standard operating procedures as they support customers interested in FEA, and make them ready to discuss market-focused context in FEA conversations with customers in priority market segments

Your Skills and Expertise To set you up for success in this role, 3M is looking for candidates who must have the following qualifications:

+ Bachelor’s degree or higher in engineering or science discipline, preferably in mechanical engineering

+ Min. 3 years of work experience in finite-element-based modeling and simulation, experience in tapes and adhesives is a plus

+ Experience with finite element analysis software tools to perform duties. (Abaqus, ANSYS,etc )

+ Knowledge of using various modeling skills, advanced FEA skills like transient, fatigue, and non-linear analysis

+ Fluent in English and German

Travel: May include up to 20% domestic/international

The position is located in Germany. You can work from home and commute to Neuss once or twice a month.

Supporting Your Well-being

Fair, performance-oriented and competitive payment is fundamental for 3M. To be attractive to the best talents, we regularly monitor the standards in the market. In addition, depending on the position and location, a wide range of social benefits is offered – including, for instance, additional payments such as vacation pay, a company pension and benefits under collective agreements and non-tariff agreements. A good work-life balance is the best basis for motivated employees, therefore flexibility has been part of our DNA since the beginning. We want your job suits best to your life situation – not the other way around! Depending on the position and possibilities, we offer individual, flexible work models.

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Job Posting: JC194154812

Posted On: Oct 07, 2021

Updated On: Nov 28, 2021