Mechanical Engineer

Engineering | West Lafayette, IN, United States


Required: B.S. in mechanical engineering or similar related field


No work experience required

Required Skills

  • Experience with kinematic analysis, multi-body dynamic analysis, vibrations
  • Proficiency in programming languages: Python, Matlab
  • Familiarity with CAD
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Laboratory experience including basic machining skills and measurement techniques

Preferred Skills

  • Additional programming skills: C/C++, Modelica
  • Experiences in modeling dynamic behavior of the internal components of gearboxes, turbine engines, piston engines, or other rotating systems

Job Description

Sentient Science Corporation is a leader in predicting the durability and reliability of complex systems.

The company’s technology works by modeling and simulating components and full systems of high value aerospace, transportation, industrial, and renewable energy equipment. Our simulation and physics-based models enable new maintenance paradigms and lower the pre and post installation costs of “rotating” systems such as helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles and wind turbines.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to work on projects involving characterization, modeling, and simulation of rolling element bearings. The hire will collaborate with staff to construct digital models of bearings and be responsible for analyzing their behavior using the company’s in-house multi-body dynamic bearing analysis program. Deliverables from these tasks to the R&D staff include metamodels of the bearings’ responses. It is desirable that the hire leverage their programming skills to streamline and automate pre and post processing tasks. During times of peak demand, it will be necessary for the individual to assist lab personnel to acquire key physical data. Familiarity with basic shop machinery is needed.

This position will report directly to our Chief Scientist – Computational Bearings. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

Send resumes and cover letters to Nick Weinzapfel, Chief Scientist – Computational Bearings at [email protected].