General Electric Mechanical Design – Design Engineer in Asheville, North Carolina

Role Summary:

The Mechanical Design - Design Engineer will contribute to the team responsible for BWR reactor internals hardware design and associated install tooling design/qualification in support of GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy’s Services Business along with Mechanical Equipment Design for new opportunities.

Essential Responsibilities:

As the Mechanical Design - Design Engineer you will:

  • Provide assessments of reactor internal components as-inspected conditions, as well as, innovative and practical repair and replacement solutions that ensure high quality deliverables in accordance with customer requirements, business procedures, and regulatory agency guidelines.

  • Provide support for tooling design/qualification and equipment design support for new applications.

  • Interface with GEH Service Business PMs and field teams, equipment manufacturers and within GEH engineering.

  • Demonstrate accountability for cost, schedule, quality, and technical accuracy of assigned tasks.

  • Take personal responsibility for understanding impact of design and associated risk.

  • Consider customer needs and maintains open communication with interfacing engineers and project stakeholders.

  • Be responsible for supporting work on projects with low to moderate complexity.

  • Execute the analysis, design, test, and/or integration required to define and support assignments related to operating plant reactor vessels and reactor internal components that meet business standards and program/product requirements

  • Perform fundamental engineering hand calculations and modeling

  • Develop design of mechanical components and equipment

  • Maintain focus to assessing causality and risk.

  • Prepare and present technical data to internal customers

  • Lead / facilitate discussion and information exchange to promote open dialogue including working effectively in a matrixed team environment

  • Ensure that product designs meet all intended application and modification design requirements by working with experts in other functional teams

  • Evaluate reactor internals IVVI (In Vessel Visual Inspection) findings and provide written functionality assessments in accordance with GEH experience and BWRVIP guidance.

  • Prepare invention disclosures to protect the technology that provides a competitive advantage to the business

  • Participate and lead teams assigned to address specific organizational initiatives


  • Bachelor's Degree of Science in Mechanical Engineering or other closely related field


  • Ability and willingness to travel to domestic and international plant sites

Desired Characteristics:

  • Experience analyzing and solving moderately complex design problems

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including a demonstrated ability to write organized engineering documents

  • Strong interpersonal and proven leadership skills

  • Knowledge of the ASME/AWS codes

  • Proficiency with Autodesk Inventor 3D CAD design

  • Proficiency with ANSYS FEA analysis

  • Experience in the BWR or PWR industry

  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certification (internal GE candidate)

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About Us:

Based in Wilmington, N.C., GEH is a world-leading provider of advanced reactors and nuclear services. Established in June 2007, GEH is a part of a global nuclear alliance created by GE and Hitachi to serve the global nuclear industry. The nuclear alliance executes a single, strategic vision to create a broader portfolio of solutions, expanding its capabilities for new reactor and service opportunities. The alliance offers customers around the world the technological leadership required to effectively enhance reactor performance, power output and safety.

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

Locations: United States; North Carolina; Wilmington

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.