General Electric Engineer - Power Electronics in Dayton, Ohio
Job Description Summary
In the GE Aviation System’s ATO (Advanced Technology Organization), you will work with senior, talented engineers on breakthrough technologies for various military and commercial applications. One such program the ATO is actively working encompasses Hybrid Electric representing the future of the aviation industry. Together along with partners such as NASA, GE Aviation is defining game changing technology for the aviation industry to ensure the long-term viability of our planet. The Lead Engineer activities for Controls include contributing to the design, development, troubleshooting, and verification of closed loop control systems for products, solutions, and systems for the Aviation industry.
At GE Aviation in Dayton, OH the EPISCenter is the headquarters for all of Aviation Power Engineering. At this facility you have an opportunity to put your engineering training and skills to use. Our Engineers are focused and challenged on developing new technologies and delivering state of the art products such as Hybrid Electric aircraft, the latest military platforms, and SiC technology to name a few. Plus, if you like hands-on work, there is also a 155,000 sq ft lab that includes 6 high power test cells totaling 15 MW, an EMI chamber, an electronics lab, a rapid build prototype lab, and a real time simulator lab with all the latest equipment.
The Power Electronics Engineer contributes to the design and development of Aviation Power Electronic products such as converters/inverters, solutions and systems. Includes activities linked to technical improvement of existing products and components. Impacts approaches, projects and programs in the functional area or affected business organization and ways of working. Provides input into business priorities. Guided by professional practices and policies that are shaped by the role.
Roles and Responsibilities
Design and develop high voltage power electronic circuits and components for Aviation industry products such as converters, inverters, and power supplies
Provide technical inputs to the cross functional team working on the project
Participate and present in the technical reviews
Implement plans to meet technical program requirements by working with suppliers, manufacturing, and other disciplines
Develop and implement action plans to address issues associated with power electronics as they arise on programs
Provide technical support for various customer proposals
Develop specialized knowledge in power electronics. Has awareness of latest technical developments in own area. Contribute towards strategy and policy development and ensure delivery within area of responsibility.
Develop in-depth knowledge of best practices and how own area integrates with others; develops working knowledge of competition and the factors that differentiate them in the market
Uses judgment to make decisions or solve moderately complex tasks or problems in areas of operational/product management, manufacturing, technology or engineering
Takes new perspective on existing solutions
Uses technical experience and expertise for data analysis to support recommendations
Uses multiple internal and limited external sources outside of own function to arrive at decisions
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college
Experience in electrical power engineering
Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering
Minimum 2 years experience designing power electronic circuits
Experience with high voltage and high power converters/inverters
Knowledge of EMI (CM an DM), transformers, and semiconductor switches and different PWM schemes
Simulation experience with PLECS or similar tools
Knowledge and design experience with 3-phase motor/generator systems
Electrical circuit design experience and layout knowledge
Hands on experience working in a lab environment
Strong oral and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems
Some of our competitive benefits package includes:
Medical, dental, and vision insurance that begins on the first day of employment
Permissive time off policy for newly hired employees
Generous 401(k) plan
Life insurance and disability coverage
This position may be eligible for the following flexible work arrangements (FWA):
- Hybrid work schedule (3 days in office at the Dayton facility; 2 days remote)
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.
GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer (https://assets.phenompeople.com/CareerConnectResources/GE11GLOBAL/en_global/desktop/assets/images/poster_screen_reader_optimized_w_supplement.pdf) . 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.
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 drug screen (as applicable).
As a federal government contractor, GE may in the future be required to have U.S. employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Some GE customers currently have vaccination mandates that may apply to GE employees.
Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes