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General Electric Lead Development Engineer - RF Body Coils in Florence, South Carolina

Job Description Summary

The Electrical & RF coil engineer for MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) understands the function and design of RF circuits, RF electronics, antennas and their application in the design of high power Body Transmit/Receive coils and low power receive only coils. The Lead Development Engineer is experienced in the implementation of RF designs to optimize cost, manufacturability, reliability, and serviceability of the final product. This engineer would develop new component and product designs as well as own and maintain existing installed base products. This Development Engineering role would also study various component interactions (Magnet/Gradient/Body Coil) for MRI systems and provide solutions accordingly.

GE Healthcare is a leading global medical technology and digital solutions innovator. Our mission is to improve lives in the moments that matter. Unlock your ambition, turn ideas into world-changing realities, and join an organization where every voice makes a difference, and every difference builds a healthier world.

Job Description


  • Designing high power and low power RF electrical components and interconnects for body coils used in MRI systems.

  • Design and analysis of RF transmit/receive components (birdcage antenna, circuit boards, etc.)

  • Usage of RF and EM (electromgnetic) simulation/ design tools to ensure robust and efficient product design.

  • Engaging in all phases of new product development, including concept, architecture, documentation, design, prototype, test, product cost, supplier interfaces, manufacturing introduction and service support.

  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure product performance, quality and reliability.

  • Participate and lead prototype build activities to ensure compliance with design intent. Recommend design experiments and tests as required to draw conclusions and solutions.

  • Solves complex and ambiguous problems. Perform troubleshooting (at bench level and system level) encompassing multiple variables to achieve root cause analysis and problem resolution. Recommend design and conduct experiments and diagnostic tests, as required to draw conclusions and solutions.

  • Support Field issues through troubleshooting and root cause investigation for problem resolution.

  • Develop robust designs for new or existing products that can be produced economically and according to established project timelines.

  • Provide creative solutions to unstructured product and system design issues from both factory and field.


  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or equivalent

  • Engineering experience: 4 years

  • Demonstrated experience in RF design or circuit board design

  • Experience with RF Circuit and/or Electromagnetic (EM) simulation tools

Desired Characteristics:

  • Experience with Electrical CAD software (Cadence, etc.) and computational (Matlab, etc.) or simulation tools (XFdtd, etc).

  • Good understanding of Magnetic Resonance Imaging fundamentals, RF Coil design and electromagnetics.

  • Experience with MRI system operation.

  • Experience with numerical analysis tools and optimization methods

  • Hands on hardware experience on mechanical systems and components

  • Ability to work with cross-functional, multidisciplinary teams

  • Leadership, teamwork, and interpersonal skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Our total rewards are designed to unlock your ambition by giving you the boost and flexibility you need to turn your ideas into world-changing realities. Our salary and benefits are everything you’d expect from an organization with global strength and scale, and you’ll be surrounded by career opportunities in a culture that fosters care, collaboration and support.

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 requires U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless you receive an approved medical or religious accommodation. Proof of vaccination will be required.

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes