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FEA Engineer - RA Bedroom Furniture, Product Development Platform

Älmhult, Sweden - Explore location Engineering & Technology Full time

Job description

IKEA of Sweden is a vibrant culture where ideas are heard, where there is opportunity to learn new skills and where the goal always is "to create a better everyday life for the many people".  

In Range Area Bedroom Furniture, we are a diverse group of down-to-earth, straightforward people with a passion for home furnishing. We develop safe and affordable solutions for a beautiful, playful and more convenient life at home. 

Join our group of passionate and highly skilled colleagues that are as curious and eager as you to explore and make things better, always searching for new simple and smart solutions! Solutions that are connected to Storage Across the Home, that means you will work across with Bedroom, Kitchen, Bathroom, Children’s, Livingroom etc. 

About the assignment  

We are strengthening our simulation driven product development at IKEA of Sweden, with one FEA Engineer in Range Area Bedroom Furniture and the Product Development Platform Storage team. 

The purpose of the role will be to get innovative and robust products to the market faster by optimize designs, predicting product performance and validate behaviour with a minimized reliance of physical prototypes during product development. The responsibility includes:  

  • Use implicit and explicit non-linear finite element analysis to predict product and solution behavior 
  • Use CAE (computer aided engineering) tools, such as topology, topography, shape and parameter optimization, in order to optimize products and solutions 
  • Establish and validate material models and parameters needed for FEA simulations 
  • Create test methods including load cases, boundaries and safety factors that fulfill the need in a reliable and fact based way 
  • Establish and maintain working methods and routines for FEA simulations and their results 
  • Together with test engineer, verify calculation and FEA simulation results with real product and solution tests 
  • Co-operation with external partners, such as industry partners and University within the area of expertise 
  • Contribute to the simulation network within IKEA 

About you  

As a person you are confident in your expertise, has a prestigeless approach and understand when to include stakeholders and create alignment. A strong sense for creating structure, effective prioritization and work in the unknown paired with excellent communication and influencing skills. This position evolves around the transformation to a more simulation driven product development approach: this requires a constant desire for renewal, a skilled eye for where improvements are needed, follow through and make this change happen while creating togetherness and enthusiasm. We love what we do and we seek people who love their work too and who share our values in their professional and everyday life.  

To be successful in this role we would like to see that you have:  

  • At least 5 years of experience from working with structural linear and nonlinear analysis methods, as well as verification testing 
  • Proven knowledge within material modelling 
  • Good knowledge in associated software’s, we use Hypermech and LS Dyna 
  • Ability to develop good technical reports and guides  
  • Basic knowledge in SolidWorks and Microsoft Office 
  • Knowledge within statistical methods and design of experiments 
  • University degree in engineering or equivalent 

Additional information 

This is a permanent position based in Älmhult, Sweden. Älmhult has commuting possibilities with hourly trains to Malmö, Lund and Växjö and an IKEA shuttle bus back and forth to Helsingborg three times a day. 

Does this sound like your next challenge? We look forward to receiving your application – CV and a short motivation to why you are applying for this job – in English latest September 28, 2023. 

If you have any questions regarding the position, you are welcome to contact Hiring Manager, Mats Bredberg at If you have questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact People and Culture Recruiter, Jonas Levin at