The primary function of a forensic mechanical engineer is to provide accident investigation and failure analysis services to litigation and insurance clients, providing detailed oral or written reports of the cause and origin of the incident. A forensic mechanical engineer frequently serves as an expert witness in court and/or in depositions.
Must be honest and provide objective and unbiased expert forensic analysis based on scientific principles and the evidence or information provided/collected. Analytical skills and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision are required for this position, however, you must also be able to work well in a team environment.
Investigate and reconstruct accidents involving motor vehicles, commercial vehicles, pedestrians, bicycles, ATVs, etc.
Perform vehicle, site and/or evidence inspections using survey equipment and 3D laser scanning technology
Conduct testing of components or failed materials and analyze data
Download or image data from vehicle “data recorder” systems and analyze the data
Collaborate with the multi-disciplined team providing peer review of investigations and reports or assistance with other projects
Provide verbal and/or technical written reports to outline the cause of the incident, loss or failure
Provide expert testimony regarding conclusions in arbitration, mediation, deposition or trial settings
Retention and development of client relationships
Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering; other engineering disciplines will be considered with the right experience
PE License preferred
Must be a US Citizen
Mechanical (hands-on) knowledge of vehicle systems and automotive components preferred
Strong mathematical skills and problem solving abilities
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Position is located the Indianapolis, IN area with some local and regional travel required
Prior forensic experience is a plus
Full or part time position available
Additional Salary Information: Health insurance benefits including medical, pharmacy, dental and vision. Company paid life insurance. Paid time off including vacation, 10 holidays per year and sick time. 401(k) plan with company match.
About Wolf Technical Services
Founded in 1977, Wolf Technical Services is dedicated to engineering excellence. The business operates within four areas of engineering expertise: forensics, graphics, military and commercial.
Forensics and Trial Graphics:
Our team of reconstructionists, engineers, physicists and graphics specialists use science to investigate and reconstruct accidents or failures and determine the cause and liability of an event. We specialize in accident reconstruction, motorcycle crashes, trucking litigation, product failure analysis, fire & explosion investigations, civil/structural & industrial issues as well as human factors, visibility, biomechanics, 3D animations and simulations. Wolf provides a comprehensive case review to evaluate such factors as road defects, day and night time visibility, component failure and construction zone issues. The analysis can be converted to a 2D or 3D animation using HVE or HyperVideo; both are powerful tools in mediation and in the courtroom. Wolf also offers expertise in premises safety, including slip, trip and fall as well as truck driving safety and regulations.
Military and Commercial Product Design and Development:
Wolf Engineering design... services range from mechanical and electrical engineering to biomedical and manufacturing engineering. Our multi-faceted team of engineers, designers and physicists perform product development across many markets including medical, military and industrial applications. Wolf delivers highly integrated, cost effective and innovative solutions. We also offer a full complement of 3D computer-aided design and drawing services using SolidWorks, Pro/Engineer and AutoCAD.
The Wolf team has a strong reputation based on our professionalism, exceptional skills, recognized experts and value for our partners.