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General Electric Materials Application Advanced Lead Repair Engineer in Evendale, Ohio

Job Description Summary

The Materials Application Advanced Lead Repair Engineer works within a team of skilled materials engineers and technicians to provide materials and process definition, manufacturing supplier qualification, and lifecycle support of aircraft engine hardware. In this role, you will partner with repair, manufacturing, quality, and supply chain to ensure product conformance to technical requirements to achieve customer satisfaction and ensure hardware safety and durability.

Activities aimed at proving a concept to be valid or technically feasible by the application of scientific and engineering methodologies. Work in this family typically has the objective of demonstrating through test or analyses the performance and implementation potential of a concept

Responsible for departmental operations planning/execution or is focused on execution of professional activities within a technical discipline. Functions with some autonomy but guided by established policies or review of end results.

The job allows modification of procedures and practices covering work as long as the end results meet standards of acceptability (quality, volume, timeliness etc.).

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Understand and apply technical requirements from engine manuals, repair documents, specifications and engineering drawings that impact materials and processes and provide guidance to multidisciplinary teams

  • Define and substantiate material and process selections on new repairs & changes to repairs

  • Evaluate, compare and obtain property data to guide material selection for component improvements

  • Evaluate impacts to material characteristics for initial part qualifications, subsequent process changes and repairs

  • Research component history and material properties to apply lessons learned from field experience, manufacturing evolutions, and development programs

  • Perform metallurgical evaluations of engine run hardware and manufacturing issues

  • Document and communicate investigation results through technical reports and presentations

  • Identify Materials and Process technology gaps and propose solutions for component durability or future designs

  • Conceptual or theoretical activities related to translating users' needs into the definition of a system, its architecture and design through an iterative process that results in an effective operational system and demands an interdisciplinary approach.

  • Includes indirect people management responsibility. Utilizes in-depth knowledge of a technical discipline and analytical thinking and technical experience to execute policy/strategy.

  • Has knowledge of best practices and how own area integrates with others; is aware of the competition and the factors that differentiate them in the market

  • Uses some judgment and has some ability to propose different solutions outside of set parameters to address more complicated manufacturing processes with technical variety and/or interdependent production cycles. Uses technical experience and analytical thinking. Uses multiple internal and limited external sources outside of own teams to arrive at decisions.

  • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience. May lead small projects with low risks and resource requirements. Explains information; developing skills to bring team members to consensus around topics within field. Conveys performance expectations and may handle sensitive issues.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, or Computer Science from an accredited college or university

  • A minimum of 6 years related engineering experience

Desired Characteristics

  • B.S, M.S. or PhD degree in Materials Engineering, Materials Science or Metallurgy from an accredited college or university

  • Familiarity in the following competencies:

  • Material Application Engineering

  • Aerospace or related coating systems

  • Chemical and mechanical cleaning

  • Nickel/cobalt base superalloys

  • Processes (e.g. casting, forging, heat treating, brazing, welding, coating,)

  • Characterization (Scanning electron microscopy, metallography, hardness, fractography)

  • Experience in Aerospace or related field

  • Experience with manufacturing, quality systems or component field support

  • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously, strategically prioritize work

  • A self-starter with an eye on problem solving and driving solutions

  • Proven facilitation and collaboration skills in multi-disciplinary teams

  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems. Ability to document, plan, market, and execute programs. Established project management skills.

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.

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal 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.

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