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Mechanical Engineer – FEA Support

Corvid Technologies LLC

This is a Full-time position in mooresville, nc posted March 19, 2023.

  • Do you enjoy finite element analysis, numerical methods, and materials science?
  • Are you intrigued by solving complex, high-rate dynamic problems in the defense industry?
  • Are you looking for a company with proprietary computational tools, a high-performance computing system and uncapped incentive opportunities?

If so, Corvid Technologies has the right opportunity for you! We are seeking qualified entry- to mid-level candidates to join our Structural Mechanics Applications Group. The Structural Mechanics Applications Group supports a variety of government programs investigating dynamic phenomena including hypervelocity penetration, reactive material physics, material characterization, and weapon system evaluation.

Entry-level applicants should have an excellent graduate academic record in physics, mechanical engineering, or material science with computer modeling and simulation interests. However, experience in related fields can replace or complement advanced degrees.


  • Ability to obtain a U.S. Security Clearance
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related discipline; Master’s or PhD preferred
  • Experience in material science, numerical methods, and finite element analysis
  • A fundamental knowledge of structural dynamics


  • Proficiency in finite element analysis (Ansys, Abaqus, LS-Dyna)
  • Working knowledge of CAD and numerical grid generation techniques and applications
  • Experience with scripting and language capabilities (i.e. Python)
  • Familiarity with Linux


  • Performing complex technical analysis, including numerical model development, failure analysis, structural integrity analysis, damage analysis, data reduction, data plotting, and data visualization
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams on a variety of projects
  • Synthesizing results to present to internal and external stakeholders

Why Corvid?

We value our people and offer employees a broad range of benefits. Benefits for full-time employees include:

  • Paid gym membership
  • Flexible schedules
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance including Medical, Dental and Vision
  • 401k match up to 6%
  • Three weeks starting PTO; increasing with tenure
  • Continued education and training opportunities
  • Uncapped incentive opportunities

About Corvid Technologies

Founded in 2004, we are a group of over 250 engineers and scientists, about 3/4 with master’ degrees or Ph.D.’s, that provide end-to-end solutions including concept development, design and optimization, prototype build, test and manufacture. We leverage the predictive capability of our high-fidelity computational physics solvers, indigenous massively parallel supercomputer system, prototyping plant, and ballistics and mechanics lab to investigate a variety of high-rate physics phenomena.