Formability CAE Engineer - Auburn Hills, MI



Date:  Nov 22, 2023

Short Description

Support Gestamp North America R&D with process definition and forming feasibility for press hardened steel (PHS) components. Identify potential problems early in the development process and proactively recommend product changes that will lead to robust and cost-efficient production.

Support cross functional project teams as the die and forming feasibility expert. Attend customers’ tech reviews and defend design proposals regarding forming feasibility and process robustness analyses.

1.    Design, in a CAD (Catia/NX) surface environment, Die and Binder surfaces, then using these designs, perform forming simulations using extensively scripted LS-Dyna packages.
2.    Review designs and requirements to create process setups from steel coil to final part, including identifying risks in the processes and create proposals to minimize those risks.
3.    Develop and deliver to OEM customers, design proposals, with focus on process improvement, adhering to design requirements from both OEMs and Gestamp.
4.    Function as manufacturing technical support for sheet metal components as needed for both internal and external customers.
5.    Maintain agreed timing plans and continuously inform responsible program manager and/or other stake holders (e.g. plants, OEMs) regarding project status changes, open issues and agreement deviations.

1.    Fundamental knowledge of die design and/or die build.  Strong knowledge is a plus.
2.    Fundamental knowledge of sheet metal forming.
3.    Basic level CAD (Catia V5 or NX) is required.
4.    Experience with CAE forming simulation software such as LS-Dyna.
5.    B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent shop experiences with trade school certifications in tooling, die design, DFM or similar.
6.    OEM interaction and product development experience is beneficial.
7.    Basic metallurgical knowledge is also beneficial.

1.    Analytically approach with strong problem-solving abilities.
2.    Good communication skills and ability to take initiative.
3.    Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
4.    Dedication to teamwork.
5.    Ability to represent Gestamp in a positive manner under all conditions involving direct customer interface.
6.    Ability to professionally communicate, in both written and oral formats, with customers at a variety of organizational levels is required. 
7.    May be required to work extended hours on occasion.
8.    Occasional local, domestic and global travel may be required.
9.    Skills in additional languages commonly used in the automotive industry are welcomed.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and seek to hire the best candidate regardless of age, beliefs, disability, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation.

About us

We are a multi-technology company present in over 20 countries and our team of over 40,000 is made up of 90 different nationalities. They are the driving force of our company, which designs, develops and produces parts for over 900 models of the leading vehicle manufacturers, and enable us to be one of the top suppliers worldwide.

Do you have what it takes to build the future of mobility with us?

- You will be joining a leading international group in the automotive sector with a clear commitment to innovation, a trail-blazer in Industry 4.0 and engaged with ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) criteria.

- This is an opening to build a career in a global environment with many opportunities to grow both professionally and personally by participating and leading innovative and international projects.

- You will find a supportive and friendly environment where the emphasis is on team work, continuous improvement, trust, a dynamic spirit and thinking outside the box, and a passion for a job well done.

- You will be working with highly qualified professionals as Gestamp is committed to the ongoing training of our teams.

Join the Gestamp team!