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Co-op CAE Engineer

With supervision, the CAE Co-op Engineer will assist with the design and development of brake related components and assemblies through all development phases from concept to ready-for-production passenger and light truck vehicle applications.  This is includes caliper brake assemblies, drum brake assemblies, brake pads, rotors, electrical park brake assemblies and other wheel end related products. 

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

  • Work with Engineers to develop Concept design, detail design, including design for manufacture and assembly.
  • Develop Technical (Performance) Specifications per Akebono and Customer requirements, under direction.
  • Perform analysis and/or simulation to predict assembly performance and durability per technical specification, under supervision.
  • Work with engineers to develop theoretical models of the assembly concept
  • Work with CAD designers in creation of solid models and detail drawings
  • Work with Lab Technicians to run tests and analyze data and present findings to Lead Engineers.
  • Check drawings and prepare associated release documents
  • Develop countermeasures to meet performance specifications as necessary
  • Develop test plans necessary for design development

Education and/or Experience

Current enrollment in a Bachelors, Masters or Phd. program at an accredited university or college studying in one of the following concentrations:  Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical and/or Mechatronics Engineering, Physics, or Aerospace Engineering. 

Essential Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports and legal documents.
  • Apply advanced mathematical concepts to support product development
  • Define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Physical Demands/Environment

This position requires the following physical abilities: to sit; to use hands (to finger, handle, or feel), to reach with hands and arms, to stand, to talk, to hear and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. In addition, the specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The work environment is mostly sedentary; however, there is occasional exposure to moving mechanical parts and vibration and to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



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