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Engineer III, Structural Analysis

Date: Apr 24, 2019

Location: York, Pennsylvania, USA

Company: Voith Group


For the Voith Hydro, Structural Analysis department, we are looking for:

Engineer III, Structural Analysis 
York, PA

Summary –


This position is concerned with providing the support for the Structural Analysis activities for hydraulic turbines, generators, and related products.  This means using state-of-the-art methods and computer programs to analyze the mechanical behavior of equipment designed.


Responsibilities –


  • Structural Analyses:  Using methods and computer programs to analyze the equipment designed.  This is to include:
    • Advanced mechanical and thermal stress and deflection analysis using finite element methods.
    • Vibration and natural frequency analysis.
    • Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics Analysis.
  • Provide the results of Structural Analyses in easily understood and meaningful format for the end user (Design Engineering, Customers, etc.)
  • Provides analyses and judgment for technological issues of the company as they relate to structural adequacy and reliability, consistent with Voith Design Guidelines and sound engineering practice for:
    • New or modified designs
    • Manufacturing or Field problems
    • Proposals
    • etc.
  • Contributes to short and long term objectives of Turbine/Generator Engineering for Process improvement & standardization.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others to obtain effective results; to conceive, plan, direct, and direct extensive and complex engineering work.
  • Mechanical Design Engineering:  To optimize design for cost & reliability and resolve manufacturing or Field problems.
  • Hydraulic Engineering:  To evaluate design options for optimum performance and cost & reliability, and coordinate hydraulic loading conditions so that analytical models reflect reality as close as possible.
  • Marketing & Sales / Proposal Engineering:  To assist in proposals for new products or new concepts of existing designs.
  • Field Engineering:  To analyze prototype data and factor them into the analysis of new and existing products.
  • Customers & Consultants:  To present results and conclusions of analyses and to promote our know-how.

Qualifications –


  • Minimum of M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and entry level candidates are also considered.
  • A comprehensive knowledge of the company’s products and the capability to apply basic and specialized techniques to mechanical and structural problems.  Ability to give an engineering judgment about adequacy & reliability of analyzed designs.
  • Good understanding of the stress and vibration analysis, basic knowledge of fatigue and fracture mechanics analysis and appropriate skills to work effectively with computer-aided software (CAD).
  • Three (3) to five (5) years prior experience in hydro generation or other large rotating equipment and the use of ANSYS a plus. Entry level candidates may also be considered in particular cases.


Physical Demands -


* This job description is not all encompassing, however, is intended to be a general description of the responsibilities of this position.


Voith Hydro is an EEO/AA/VEVRAA compliant Federal Contractor and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

Nearest Major Market: York PA
Nearest Secondary Market: Lancaster