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dlevine83
07-30-2008, 08:14 AM
Zimmer, Inc. a global leader in the development, manufacturing and marketing of orthopaedic devices currently has an immediate, full time opening for a Senior Research Engineer, Finite Element Analysis.

Principal Job Functions:
This engineer will specialize in the use of computer simulation including finite element analysis (FEA) and multi-body dynamics/musculoskeletal modeling to solve challenging R&D problems. The individual assumes responsibility for all phases of an analysis project, from initial requestor contact to final report. This person reports to a Principal Engineer in the Simulations Group, but is expected to handle responsibilities with little or no supervision. Additional responsibilities include the following:
1. Work closely with requestors to develop an analysis protocol, and maintain close communication throughout the course of a project in order to adjust the project scope and objectives as required.
2. Perform all phases of product simulation, and summarize the process and results in a formal written report.
3. Act as internal consultant/teacher on product simulation related issues. Help to increase awareness and understanding of the capabilities and limitations of simulation tools.
4. Assist in the maintenance and upgrading or addition of computer hardware and simulation software.
5. Maintain communication with vendors, suppliers, test laboratory engineers, outside consultants and outside researchers on matters pertaining to job duties and other business related issues.
6. Monitor technical and medical literature for advances relative to job function.
7. Maintain a level of expertise consistent with current best practices through continuing education.

Qualifications:
Minimum qualifications include an M.S. degree in Engineering or Science from an accredited curriculum in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, or related discipline; a Ph.D. is preferred. Knowledge of orthopaedic implants and orthopaedic biomechanics is preferred.

Working knowledge of the principles of solid and rigid body biomechanics and the application of simulation techniques such as FEA is required. Knowledge of fatigue, fracture mechanics and material science (particularly mechanical behavior of engineering materials and biomaterials) is desirable.

Candidate must possess problem-solving capabilities, to be able to perform failure analysis, develop testing methodologies, and execute materials characterization studies.

Candidate must have superior communication, technical writing, and PC skills and be comfortable making technical presentations. Experience with commercial simulation tools (e.g. ABAQUS, ANSYS, Moldflow, AnyBody) is preferred. Experience with general business software, CAD software (e.g. Unigraphics) and other geometry manipulation software (e.g. MIMICS, Amira, Geomagic Studio) is desired.

Demonstrated expertise in advanced modeling techniques such as wear, software coupling and customization, injection molding, structural optimization and anatomic-based modeling is an asset.

Knowledge of project management techniques (possibly including the use of project management software) is desirable.

Five years experience in an industrial/manufacturing environment.

There will be a moderate amount of business travel requiring absences from home.


Zimmer, Inc offers competitive pay and benefit packages with rewarding and challenging work including the opportunity for growth. For more information on Zimmer, visit our website at www.zimmer.com.

Interested candidates should register on line at: www.careers.zimmer.com.

Reference: Struc008

Zimmer, Inc. is an EOE M/F/D/V


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Danny L. Levine, Ph.D., P.E.
Zimmer, Inc., Warsaw, Indiana
http://www.zimmer.com