Job Description

Mechanical Engineer - FEA
Contract 6+ months
Mon-Fri 40 hours/week
Montville, NJ

About the Job

We are looking for a Mechanical FEA Engineer who will support the design of electromechanical actuation products for military weapon systems, solenoid valves, and power supplies. The Mechanical FEA Engineer is responsible for all aspects of the mechanical stress analysis of the systems. This entails setting up analysis models while paying close attention to defeaturing and boundary conditions, running analyses against the customers’ requirements, and summarizing results into reports and presentations. Typical engineering analyses required to support the design include static and dynamic stress, modal, vibration, shock.

Compensation, Benefits, and Culture – What’s in it for you?

  • Good compensation aligned with current market rates. Get paid weekly.
  • Opportunity to join one of the most experienced, talented, and fastest growing teams in industry.
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance, Dental insurance, 401k, accrued Paid Time Off, etc.
  • Enthusiastic, bright, and talented individuals collaborating on ideas.


Duties include:

  • All aspects of the thermal and/or mechanical stress analysis of systems:
    • Setting up analysis models while paying close attention to defeaturing and boundary conditions
    • Running analyses against the customers’ requirements
    • Summarizing results into reports and presentations
  • Performing typical engineering analyses required to support the design including: static and dynamic stress; heat transfer; thermal stress; and fluid flow
  • Validation of models against test data


Required Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering (Advanced technical degree desirable)
  • Desire 3 years of experience minimum running finite element analysis.
  • Successful, demonstrated experience performing stress, thermal, modal, vibration, shock.
  • Experience with performing structural, linear dynamics, and heat transfer analyses using finite element analysis tools: Abaqus or Ansys.
  • Familiar/experienced with PTC Creo for solid modeling.
  • Ability to quickly assess the technical feasibility of a design or solution based on experience and basic hand calculations.
  • Familiar/experienced with model validation.
  • Experience in the defense and/or aerospace industries.


These skills are a plus:

  • Familiar/experienced with vibration, shock, and thermal cycling fatigue calculations on electrical components is a plus.
  • Familiar/experienced with thermal stress is a plus.
  • Familiar/experienced with CFD analyses using Star-CCM+ or other software is a plus.


It is the policy of GCR to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. GCR is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population.

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