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Vermeer Corporation Simulation & Analysis Engineer Coop - May 2022 in Pella, Iowa

You’re not likely to find another company like Vermeer. Our people are from all walks of life in locations around the world, rolling up our sleeves and getting tough work done every day. Together. We’re a family-owned and operated company with an unmatched culture, one that is built on the belief that every Vermeer team member has real, personal impact – on our people, our customers and our world. Whoever you are and where you are in your career, Vermeer helps you be Equipped to Do More ® .

Job Summary

The Simulation and Analysis Engineer Intern helps analyze structural components of Vermeer products to evaluate product life and strength as part of the simulation and analysis engineering department. This position assists in the design process by providing high quality simulations and certifications of structures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Demonstrate the Vermeer characteristics of caring culture, demonstrating agility, customer focused, and stewardship and model the associated behaviors.

  2. Help prepare realistic simulations of machine designs using appropriate structural analysis techniques, such as finite element analysis (FEA), and review, inspect, verify, and interpret solution results.

  3. Analyze structural issues and help create solutions.

  4. Assist in calculating unknown static and dynamics loads from data and assumptions using rigorous calculations and free body diagrams.

  5. Review, modify, and simplify complex CAD models and convert them to finite element models. Load and constrain the model to emulate realistic behavior.

  6. Develop and file reports which clearly document the project. Help present and discuss findings and offer improvement suggestions.

    Education and/or Experience

  • High School diploma required.

  • Current student pursing a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, or Agriculture Engineering.

  • Previous internship is a plus.

Computer Skills

  • Very High Skills: Finite Element Analysis software, experience with ANSYS is preferred.

  • High Skills: Proficiency in operating CAD software, experience with SolidWorks is preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Office products.

  • Some Skills: Matlab and LMS Test.Lab experience is preferred. Some knowledge of programming language is also preferred.

    Other Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to maintain high level of attention to detail while staying focused on the overall objective.

  • Knowledge of strength of materials, durability, material fatigue strength and manufacturability to ensure the right configuration and materials are designed and selected.

  • Ability to interpret machine behavior into reasonable and realistic simulation conditions.

  • Ability to identify the root cause of defective designs.

  • Ability to create robust designs and identify changes early in the design process.

  • Ability to produce accurate, professional and error-free documents in a timely manner.

  • Demonstration of good oral and written communication skills.

Work Location

ONSITE: A team member’s day-to-day work is best done on a Vermeer campus. If work content can be occasionally completed at an offsite location, discuss potential arrangements with your manager.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or veteran status. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation due to a disability at any stage of the employment application process should contact Team Member Solutions in human resources at (641) 621-8767 or at hr@vermeer.com.

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