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Casting Simulation Engineer (20180291)

The Mueller Company is headquartered in Atlanta, GA and manufactures valves for water and gas systems, including iron gate, butterfly, tapping, check, plug, and ball valves, as well as dry-barrel and wet-barrel fire hydrants; pipe repair products, such as clamps and couplings used to repair leaks, as well as municipal castings, including manhole covers and street drain grates; and residential and commercial water meter products and systems. It also offers metering, leak detection, pipe condition assessment, and other products and services for the water infrastructure industry, as well as provides installation, replacement, and maintenance services on new and existing valves, fire hydrants, and service lines.
Position Summary:
The Casting Simulation Engineer will be primarily responsible for completing casting simulation to develop gating and feeding of various castings and verify casting integrity while driving yield improvements in the foundry.
Primary Responsibilities
Performs pre and post analysis of solid models in casting simulation environment. Develops gating and riser and/or chills required to produce superior quality castings.
Works closely with metallurgist and tooling engineering to provide technical problem solving for the foundry.
Performs CAD modeling and provides the rigging geometry for tooling engineering.
Responsible for quality conscious design including cost, weight, reliability and ease of manufacturing.
Ability to reverse engineer existing tooling with 3D scanning equipment and recommend rigging changes to improve casting performance of existing tooling designs
Required Skills
Requirements
Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or Materials Science.
3-5 years' experience in foundry simulation software such as MagmaSoft and/or NOVACAST.
Experience with solid modeling, scanning software and FEA analysis a plus.
3D CAD experience using Creo or Solidworks.
Experience creating custom material data sets for use in simulation.
Professional training for gating design through AFS or similar agency.
Experience with 3D scanning equipment/software and FEA analysis.
Required Experience
Two to Five years experience in relevant field
Two to Five years experience in a manufacturing environment.



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