General Electric Lead Designer - Starter Product Design in Columbus, Ohio

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Role Summary:

Looking to advance into a lead role in product design or maybe you are looking for a new opportunity that requires you to push your innovation and product design skills to the limit. We are looking for individuals that are ready to push 3D mechanical product parametric design to a new high. Advance your skills by working on leading edge mechanical equipment programs where everything from additive manufacturing to birth to grave parametric design concepts become everyday events.

Essential Responsibilities:

In addition, as the Lead Designer, you will:

  • Utilize experience and mechanical aptitude to create innovative mechanical and electro-mechanical design solutions

  • Transform advanced engineering concepts and basic technical requirements into functional product designs

  • Create definition of parts, modules, and assemblies in the form of 2D cross sections, 2D drawings, 3D reusable models in a linked model environment utilizing UGNX design software

  • Perform tolerance stack-ups and develop appropriate distribution of same among components in complex mechanical assemblies

  • Perform drawing checking for the purpose of verifying integrity of subordinate work and to ensure proper form, fit and function of engineering designs

  • Ensure development of engineering documentation in compliance with organization format and dimensioning standards

  • Oversee development and maintenance of product assembly bills of material utilized by business wide ERP system and for potential engineering maintained Product Data Management (PDM) system

  • Organize and define work packages for subordinate local and global team members

  • Track progress and provide guidance for on-time completion of work packages assigned to local and global team members

  • Work with engineering and supply chain partners to determine dimensional constraints and geometric tolerances required for proper clearances and fits while maximizing manufacturing producibility

  • Ensure all interfaces between components and assemblies are established and agreed upon by engineering design team

  • Export tag applicable definition created by self and responsible purchased services based on jurisdiction and exportability classifications

  • Work within the guidelines of applicable GE Policies & Procedures, Engineering Standards and Specifications

  • Concurrently manage multiple projects to ensure program cost, quality and schedule requirements are met

  • Provide technical leadership for subordinate team members in the form of training, mentoring, talent development, and work verification


  • 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 engineering, scientific or other technical experience)

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the design of mechanical components and systems for quantity production ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT :

  • This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment Desired Characteristics:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated leadership skills and a positive energy

  • Proven knowledge of computer aided design (CAD), preferably in UGNX

  • Proven understanding of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing as it relates to individual parts and overall assemblies (ANSI Y14.5)

  • Effective problem identification and solution skills

  • Proven knowledge of use of PDM tools, TeamCenter Proven knowledge of ERP tools, Oracle or Syteline

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At GE, developing people is embedded in our culture and integral to our growth. Here you’ll work collaboratively and across functions with the highest caliber talent, utilizing cutting-edge technology and processes. Whether it’s the next generation of ecomagination products or the future of aircraft engines, we’ve got the state-of-the-art resources to make those innovations a reality. If you’re passionate about aviation and looking for a career rich with challenges and unlimited opportunities for growth and advancement, then join GE in reengineering the sky through aviation innovations that will impact the globe for generations to come.

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Locations: United States; Ohio; Dayton, Vandalia

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