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Sr Mechanical Design Engineer (Sr. Computational Modeling Engineer)

Minneapolis, MN 55432

Posted: 11/23/2022 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: [Engineering] Job Number: 525564 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

What are the top 3 things you are looking for in a candidates experience:
1. Experience with computational analysis of drop, impact, vibration testing of products
2. Experience with computational model verification, developing tests for model verification
3. Experience working effectively and productively with multifunctional teams

Education Required:
Years’ Experience Required: Consistent with Principal level

Will the contractor be working 40 hours a week? If not, weekly estimate?
Work Location:
• Do they need to be local to any MDT office and if so where? OHQ
• Does this person need to be on site? If so, full time or part time? Full time initially to meet with team, learn processes, and work with instruments as needed. Flexibility to move to hybid in the future.


This company is a leader in the medical device industry with a wide range of devices and therapies. Almost all medical devices are sealed in packaging, that allows for sterilization, maintains sterility over long shelf-life periods and under various shipping conditions.

This position provides an exciting opportunity to work on developing novel packaging designs for a broad range of products. The primary approach is computational and will involve extensive finite-element analysis modeling of mechanical, thermal as well as various material change phenomena. 




  • Develops, executes, and analyzes FEA simulations to show that packaging designs can withstand thermal, mechanical and materials aging and degradation type of use conditions
  • Determine experiments to verify and validate computational models and use experimental results to fine tune models with the goal of verifying models
  • Communicate results and strategies via detailed technical plans, reports, documents, and presentations
  • Participate in the analysis of technical issues and the development of recommendations for project decisions and actions
  • Collaborate with a multi-functional team involving mechanical, materials, packaging, manufacturing engineering as well as materials and manufacturing suppliers




The Basic Qualifications must be evident on the resume.
  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical, aerospace engineering or related discipline
  • Experience creating computational models in an industrial setting for a minimum of 1 year
  • Experience with commercial finite element software packages to perform structural, impact, vibration analyses
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills




  • An advanced degree in applied mechanics, mechanical or aerospace engineering, materials science or related discipline
  • Experience with computational analysis of drop, impact, vibration testing of products
  • Experience designing drop, impact and vibration tests of products or components
  • Experience with characterizing material models
  • Experience with LS-Dyna and a pre-processor like HyperMesh
  • Experience with automation of modeling workflows (CAD creation, CAD clean-up, meshing, analysis, post-processing)
  • Experience with verification and validation in an industrial setting for regulatory submission
  • Experience with developing SOPs for verifying computational models using commercial software packages




  • While performing the duties of this job, the contractor is regularly required to be independently mobile. 
  • The employee is also required to interact with a computer and communicate with peers and co-workers.
  • Able to lift 10 pounds
  • Able to view items through microscope
  • Able to perform lab experiments, over extended periods of time
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