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Structural Analyst Engineer I

Position Summary:
We’re looking for an entry-level engineer to join our Structural Analysis team within the Trek Performance Research engineering group. This role will focus on using FEA and structural analysis tools to analyze bicycle frames. With oversight, this person will be expected to provide design recommendations informed by analysis results. We are looking for someone who has the humility and confidence to say, “I don’t know, but I’m willing to find out.” We are also interested in candidates that have passions, interests, curiosities, and diverse experiences that have a positive impact on the team dynamic.
  • Understand design requirements and utilize them to define scope of analysis
  • Support senior members of the Structural Analyst team; including, but not limited to building FE models, analyzing test data, coordinating with the test lab, scripting macros, and creating reports/presentations to share results
  • Build FE models from provided CAD geometry to conduct detailed structural analysis
  • Coordinate with design engineers to perform structural analysis of frames and components within project timelines
  • Translate analysis results into design recommendations based on requirements
  • Communicate analysis results to design teams (face-to-face, documentation, and presentations)
  • Travel domestically and internationally as required to meet project needs and support continuing education (less than 10%)
Position Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, or comparable degree
  • Need to have strong academic project work, co-op, or internship with a focus in structural analysis/FEA
  • Strong understanding of structural engineering fundamentals
  • Shows a willingness to learn and add skills to meet the needs of the job
  • Proactive, independent worker that productively and readily accepts mentoring, guidance, and constructive feedback
  • Must be able to work well with an interdisciplinary design group (engineering, design, product)
  • Able to communicate and present technical ideas to a non-technical audience
  • Willing to work out of the Waterloo, WI headquarters eventually
  • This position can be remote until we return to a “normal” working environment. 
  • Master’s degree in applicable field
  • 2+ years of professional experience using commercial FEA software
  • Specific experience in ABAQUS is a plus
  • Cycling and bike specific knowledge