GE Mechanical Designer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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GE Energy Connections

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Energy Connections Power Conversion

About Us

GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

GE Energy Connections designs and deploys industry-leading technologies that turn the world on. We transport, convert, automate and optimize energy to ensure we provide safe, efficient and reliable electrical power. Uniting all the resources and scale of the world’s first digital industrial company, we connect brilliant machines, grids, and systems to power utility, oil & gas, marine, mining and renewables customers, that keep our world running.

GE’s Power Conversion business applies the science and systems of power conversion to help drive the electrification of the world’s energy infrastructure by designing and delivering advanced motor, drive and control technologies that evolve today’s industrial processes for a cleaner, more productive future. Serving specialized sectors such as energy, marine, oil and gas, renewables and industry, through customized solutions and advanced technologies, GE Power Conversion partners with customers to maximize efficiency. To learn more, please visit:

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is anEqual Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Posted Position Title

Mechanical Designer

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Function Segment

Design Engineering

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Role Summary/Purpose

The Mechanical Designer provides direction and assistance to work group in order to meet assigned objectives. In this role you will work within defined parameters to make decisions, apply concepts to issues of moderate complexity, and resolve issues through immediate action or short-term planning.

Essential Responsibilities

As the Mechanical Designer, you will:

  • Use PTC Creo to design industrial electronic equipment including but not limited to power conversion equipment and automation equipment in a 3D environment to company, industry, and regulatory standards

  • Follow company change management and drawing standards’ policies and procedures for all design and drafting work

  • Produce drawings including fabrication drawings, assembly drawings, and required specifications from the PTC Creo 3D modeling

  • Work from rough sketches and specifications created by engineers and technicians

  • Design products with engineering and manufacturing techniques

  • Draft schematics using AutoCAD Electrical (ACADE) and electrical schematic package (E-Plan)

  • Specify dimensions, materials, and procedures for projects

  • Selects standard components and hardware for designs

  • Prepares bills of material, so that in conjunction with electrical schematics and mechanical layouts, the engineering package contains a full “for manufacture” package Maintains all manufacturing documentation and information

  • Interprets customer specifications and office standards as they apply to specific designs

  • Prepares schedules for timely completion of drawings and schematics

  • Responsible for revision controls ensuring all revisions are applied to final schematics. Organizes and maintains the long-term storage of models, drawings, and schematics for all products


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, or Computer Science from an accredited college or university (OR a High School Diploma / GED with a minimum 4 years of experience in an engineering, IT, scientific or other technical position)

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Desired Characteristics

  • Proficient in PTC Creo

  • Proficient or ability to learn E-Plan

  • Capable of taking a drawing responsibility for small to medium size projects

  • Practiced communication skills both oral and written

  • Practiced understanding of functional processes

  • Proven successful track record on several projects using drawing software packages

  • Understanding of SAP ERP systems for BOM entry

  • Knowledge of PCB layout concepts is a plus

  • Should be proficient in Microsoft WORD, EXCEL, ACCESS, and VISIO

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