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L3Harris Modeling and Simulation Engineer in Muskegon, Michigan

Modeling and Simulation Engineer

Job ID AS20200412-53927


L3Harris is dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent who are passionate about what they do. Our employees are unified in a shared dedication to our customers’ mission and quest for professional growth. L3Harris provides an inclusive, engaging environment designed to empower employees and promote work-life success. Fundamental to our culture is an unwavering focus on values, dedication to our communities, and commitment to excellence in everything we do.

L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 48,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.


Job Title: Modeling and Simulation Engineer

Job Code: AS20200412-53927

Job Location: Muskegon, MI

Job Description:

The Modeling and Simulation Engineer will be responsible for the design and development of components and subsystems for diesel engines, transmissions and other mechanical systems for military ground vehicles. The Modeling and Simulation Engineer will also be responsible for performing thermodynamic, structural, and mobility analysis of critical vehicle mobility components. Additional responsibilities include test plan development and execution as well as failure analysis and customer support.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for conducting structural, thermal and vibrational analysis of system, sub system and component level designs (using Ansys and GT Suite).

  • Responsible for engine and transmission system performance modeling, vehicle performance modeling, and component performance modeling.

  • Ability to manage large projects with minimal oversight including delegation and review of work being performed.

  • Ability to communicate project details across functions within the company as well as with the customer.

  • Author engineering technical reports for submission to the customer.

  • Participate or lead new engine and transmission proposals.

  • Provide input to product specifications and design verification test plans to ensure that they adequately capture all data to assess requirements compliance.


  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent technical BS degree with a minimum of 6 years engineering experience.

  • At least 4 years’ experience working in simulation and modeling (6 years engineering experience overall).

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Ansys FEA software experience.

  • Thermal systems analysis experience using GT Suite.

  • Expert product knowledge of transmissions, engines, and powerpack integration into tracked vehicles.

  • An understanding of working with CAD models and programs in Pro E (Creo).

  • Experience in developing products for the defense industry.

  • Ability to gain security clearance as required.

Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain a security clearance. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

By submitting your résumé for this position, you understand and agree that L3Harris Technologies may share your résumé, as well as any other related personal information or documentation you provide, with its subsidiaries and affiliated companies for the purpose of considering you for other available positions.

L3Harris Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. L3Harris is committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or other related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local laws. L3Harris maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks, where permitted by law.