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Sr. FEA Engineer, Advanced Packaging Technologies

Company: Edwards Lifesciences Gruppe
Location: Irvine
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Sr. FEA Engineer, Advanced Packaging Technologies Senior Simulation R&D Engineer, FEA, Advanced Packaging Technologies: Experimentation, Modeling, and Simulation Job Summary: This is an exciting opportunity to join the Edwards Lifesciences Advanced Packaging Technology (APT) team and work with a dedicated team of R&D and NPD engineers while focusing on experimental mechanics and advanced computational modeling.The APT team consists of engineers focused on providing expertise in materials, mechanical performance, sensors, and testing. The APT computational modeling engineer will support all of Edwards Lifesciences' business units by providing efficient and effective quantitative analysis using experimental techniques and simulations. In this senior engineering role, the engineer will perform experiments of medical device packaging, and related materials to understand package and device interactions during transportation to support project teams and R&D efforts. The engineer will utilize extensive knowledge and expertise of experimental mechanics to advance innovation and develop solutions that satisfy project requirements.This is a highly visible position in which the engineer will be working side by side with industry leading experts and will have potential for career growth opportunities. Responsibilities: -- Develop finite element analysis (FEA) models to validate designs with experimentation, evaluate design concepts, and support concept selection for various packaging projects. -- Access High Performance Computing (HPC) systems and FEA subject matter experts across the organization to offer insights using modeling and simulation -- Support project teams by providing engineering knowledge and expertise to the design and development of new product packages -- Analyze and critically evaluate experimental data for comparison with computational models -- Author internal whitepapers and technical summaries. -- Collaborate with other engineers in various cross-functional teams to gather input for development of experimental methods. -- Develop and manage work plans and timelines within the scope of assigned projects. -- Work in a cross functional team environment which includes R&D, Regulatory, Quality, Manufacturing, and Supply Chain to ensure project objectives are met. -- Some domestic and international travel (up to 5%). Qualifications Minimum education requirement is a Master's degree with 2 years of experience preferably in the medical device industry or PhD in engineering, mechanical or biomedical engineering. -- A minimum of 4 years of experience with mechanical components -- Significant experience with FEA modeling and analysis: Abaqus preferred. -- Experience building and solving nonlinear FEA models using explicit and implicit methods; modal dynamics experience such as random vibration is a plus -- Knowledge of selecting and calibrating material constitutive models involving nonlinear elasticity, plasticity, fatigue, and creep -- Know-how to request appropriate mechanical testing to incorporate input parameters into FEA models -- Familiarity and experience with polymer testing as well as CFD (computational fluid dynamics) -- Experience performing Design of Experiments (DOEs) and parametric optimization of FEA models is preferred -- CAD modeling and D4169 testing experience are a plus -- Must be a highly motivated self-starter who takes pride in taking ownership and driving results -- Passion for creating innovative, high quality products -- Ability to perform Verification and Validation (V&V) and effectively communicate relevance of results -- Strong mechanical aptitude with proven ability to apply engineering knowledge and judgment to solve complex engineering problems -- Excellent technical documentation and communication skills and interpersonal relationship skills including consultative and relationship management skills with ability to drive achievement of objectives -- Demonstrated project ownership and accountability E dwards is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer including protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities. Edwards is committed to complying with the requirements and guidance from our government authorities and to protecting our vulnerable patients and the healthcare providers who are treating them around the world. As such, all patient-facing and in-hospitals positions require COVID-19 vaccination, which includes anyone who directly interfaces with patients and those who enter a hospital or healthcare facility as part of their role. If hired and your position meets this criteria , as a condition of employment, you will be required to submit proof that you have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have a valid religious or medical exemption from being vaccinated.-- Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease, as well as critical care and surgical monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company collaborates with the world's leading clinicians and researchers to address unmet healthcare needs, working to improve patient outcomes and enhance lives. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Edwards Lifesciences has extensive operations in North America, Europe, Japan, Latin America and Asia and currently employs over 15,000 individuals worldwide.-- For us, helping patients is not a slogan - it's our life's work. From developing devices that replace or repair a diseased heart valve to creating new technologies that monitor vital signs in the critical care setting, we focus on helping patients regain and improve the quality of their life.

Keywords: Edwards Lifesciences Gruppe, Irvine , Sr. FEA Engineer, Advanced Packaging Technologies, Engineering , Irvine, California

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