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General Electric Staff Engineer - Power Electronics in Evendale, Ohio

Job Description Summary

GE Aviation’s Hybrid Electric Systems team is expanding and looking to add an Power Electronics Engineer. In this role you will be responsible for developing components for future advanced propulsion systems. The Power Electronics Engineer will play a critical role in the Hybrid Electric team, demonstrating leadership in developing advanced technologies, executing business priorities, operational strategy, and engaging across GE globally and with industrial and academic partners. The Engineer contributes directly to GE Aviation’s hybrid electric capability including the development of the RISE (Revolutionary Innovation for Sustainable Engines) program.

This position comes with significant input into priorities for the program. You will be guided by professional practices and policies that are shaped by the role. Ability to function with moderate autonomy and requiring high levels of operational judgment. This position has impact on the approach for projects and programs in the functional area in ways that affect the business organization and how it operates.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Develop new applications of technology for integration of electrical power system into more electric aircraft, including integration with propulsion and aircraft systems.

  • Develop new applications of technology for product development of electrical power generation, conversion, transmission and distribution components and systems for advanced aviation applications.

  • Develop guidance for and perform design, evaluation and analysis of aviation electrical power systems including DCAC and DCDC converters and drives, motor-generators, energy storages systems and complex control systems.

  • Partner with mechanical, electrical and thermal, controls and software, manufacture and test teams to advance the development of electrical systems.

  • Develop and conduct experimental tests and evaluate results, including electrical performance of components and system integration test, environmental tests and electromagnetic compliance (EMC) test.

  • Execute resolutions of challenging technical issues related with electrical power systems and components coordinating with a diverse technical team.

  • Demonstrate technical leadership in communicating the business priorities, programs and processes for and area of business segment.

  • Presents projects plans, technical roadmaps, risks and recommendations to senior business leaders (EB and SEB) within technical space and occasionally to senior leaders in partner technical teams.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical, Power or Controls Engineering from an Accredited College or University (or a high school diploma / GED and at least 6 years of experience related to fluid systems and/or the mechanical components on the engine that affect the control, fuel, and hydraulic systems of the engine.)

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in electrical component hardware design and development for power electronics applications.

Desired Characteristics

  • Advanced Degree (Master’s and or PhD) in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in Electric Rotating Machines, Power Electronics, Energy Storage and Power Systems

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.

  • Ability to influence others and lead small teams.

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems.

  • Project management: demonstrated ability to lead programs/ projects though planning, marketing and development, and execution phases. Demonstrated ability to generate detailed system and component hardware and test specifications, Interface Control Documents, work with partners and customers to optimize requirements and deliverables.

  • Prior work experience in aerospace power generation and conversion products, aviation electrical power system, high frequency electro-magnetic design, embedded controls for power electronics, and transient/dynamic electric system theory and analysis.

  • Prior work experience in power electronics circuit design, controls, testing and troubleshooting of electrical power systems using modeling and simulation analysis tools such as Spice, Matlab, Simulink, PLECS, etc.

  • Prior experience developing and implementing digital data bus architectures and (e.g. RS-422, ARINC429, CAN)

  • Expertise in 2D/3D electromagnetic finite element design and implementation of magnetics and capacitors for pulse width modulated converters.

  • Strong technical background in mechanical and thermal design, Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) of electric propulsion systems.

  • Familiarity with commercial aircraft and/or engine control system certification (e.g. 14 CFR 33.28), and power systems control theory with embedded DSP and FPGA based controllers.

  • Strong technical background in military and commercial qualification specifications (such specifications include MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-704, MIL-STD-461, DO-160, DO-178, DO-254, and DO-311).

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).

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes