Structural Finite Element Analyst - Mobile Equipment

Location: Eden Prairie, MN

Department: Minnesota

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level

RFA Engineering is seeking a Finite Element Analyst to work in our Engineering Center in Eden Prairie, MN.  The selected candidate will have the opportunity to use a variety of simulation tools to perform static and dynamic structural, fluid dynamic, and heat transfer analyses of off-highway equipment sub-systems. This position is open to high performing entry level candidates and candidates with up to 5 years experience. No visa sponsorship is available for this position.

Minimum Requirements

  • BSME or MSME or similar degree.
  • Hands on experience with agricultural or construction equipment and a strong mechanical aptitude desired.
  • Candidate must demonstrate independent problem-solving skills, the ability to communicate effectively with team members, and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Familiarity with 3D solid modeling software is a plus.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office software.

Preferred Requirements

  • Experience with FEA simulation and correlation of fabricated steel and cast structural components and systems.
  • Ability to interpret analysis results based on modeling technique and material fatigue characteristics.
  • Ability to correlate FEA with field data and provide design suggestions for cost effective improvements.
  • Experience with NX-Nastran, ANSYS, HyperMesh, and Acusolve.
  • Experience with non-linear conditions.
  • Experience with Creo 2.0 modeling.

About RFA Engineering

RFA Engineering has provided machine design and engineering services to industry leading customers since 1943. Our primary focus is project based product development of off highway equipment including agricultural, construction, mining, recreational, industrial, and special machines. Our work includes concept development, product design, documentation, problem-solving, simulation, optimization, and testing of components, systems and complete machines. Our engineering staff is located both at our Engineering Center in Minneapolis, and at numerous customer sites throughout the U.S.

Why work for RFA?

We Offer Competitive Benefits:

  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Supplemental Vision Insurance
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • Company Paid Long-Term Disability
  • Short-term Disability
  • Retirement Savings Account (401k)
  • Flexible Spending Plans for Medical Expenses and Dependent Care
  • Extra Time Bonuses
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Holiday Pay
  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)
  • Education Assistance

Equal Opportunity and Veteran Friendly


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