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General Electric Senior Engineer - Mechanical Component Design (Remote Eligible, U.S) in Remote,

Job Description Summary

In this role, the Engineer will develop design specifications, create, and mature design concepts, provide procurement support, generate drawings and design documentation, and provide testing oversight. This position requires interface with Business Project Managers, Technical Project Engineers, Sourcing, equipment manufacturers, and with engineering teams within GE and partner companies.

Job Description

Responsible for Mechanical Component Design activities that support:

  • GE's existing fleet of BWRs and/or

  • GE’s BWRX-300 Small Modular Reactor (SMR) and/or

  • Gen-IV reactor technologies including Natrium and ARC sodium fast reactors (SFRs).

Primary design focus areas for our Mechanical Component Design teams include:

  • BWR Equipment Design

  • BWR Internal Components Design

  • Gen-IV Reactor Equipment Design

  • Plant Servicing Equipment Design

  • BWR Fuel Design (designing the mechanical components for nuclear fuel)

  • Mechanical Component Testing

Essential Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates accountability for cost, schedule, quality, and technical accuracy of assigned tasks.

  • Provide technical guidance and leadership, oversee project scheduling and resource planning, develop talent through mentorship, and act as the point-of-contact between your engineering team and both internal and external customers.

  • Takes personal responsibility, understanding impact of design and associated risk. Considers customer needs and maintains open communication with interfacing engineers and project stakeholders.

  • Operate in a matrixed engineering team to ensure high quality deliverables in accordance with customer requirements, business procedures, and regulatory agency guidelines.

  • Leads the analysis, design, test, and integration of mechanical components and equipment required to define and support projects that meet business standards and program / product requirements.

  • Performance of fundamental engineering hand calculations and modeling.

  • Preparing and presenting design reviews and technical reports to internal and external customers.

  • Lead/facilitate discussion and information exchange to promote open dialogue including working effectively in a matrixed team environment.

  • Ensuring that product designs meet all intended application and design requirements by collaborating with experts in other functional teams

  • Work closely with Sourcing and Fabricators to provide technical support.

  • Prepare invention disclosures to protect the technology that provides a competitive advantage to the business.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent engineering discipline from an accredited university or college.

  • Minimum of 8 years of mechanical component design experience.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Relocation to Wilmington, NC may be required for certain Mechanical Component Design positions – this can be discussed with your recruiter to ensure we find the right fit for your needs!

Desired Characteristics

  • 9+ years of experience performing independent, or preferably team based, component design of technical reviews including product requirements management, technical risk tracking/retirement, technical reviews, procurement, and fabrication support.

  • 9+ years of experience with applicable industry standards (e.g., ASME, AWS, BWRVIP reports)

  • Prior nuclear industry experience is highly preferred, including experience with technical support of Boiling Water Reactors (BWR), Pressurized Water Reactors (PWR) and /or other complex mechanical equipment design technical environment.

  • Experience with Sodium Fast Reactor technology and design

  • Experience with Control Rod Drives or Fine Motion Control Rod Drives

  • Experience with Nuclear Core & Fuel design.

  • Experience with the selection and use of lifting and rigging equipment including load path definition, alignment with ANSI and AMSE guidance and requirements, and safety factor determination.

  • Ability to troubleshoot improperly functioning equipment and implement changes.

  • Working knowledge of modern fabrication processes and practices.

  • Familiarity with tolerances, jointure, welding, and material selection.

  • Experience with a variety of fabrication techniques including conventional machining, welding, and EDM.

  • Familiarity with Lean.

  • Experience with Inventor, Inventor Vault, and product lifecycle management software.

  • Strong interpersonal and proven leadership skills.

  • Proven ability to think strategically, be creative, and work efficiently.

  • Knowledge of Geometric Design & Tolerancing (GD&T) practices

  • Knowledge of the ASME/AWS codes

  • Proficiency with Autodesk Inventor 3D CAD design

  • Proficiency with ANSYS Finite Element Analysis (FEA) analysis.

The salary range for this position is $112k-158k. The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate’s experience, their education, and the work location. In addition, this position is eligible for a performance bonus.

Available health and welfare benefits include healthcare, prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage; savings account options (such as a Health Care Flexible Savings Account, Health Reimbursement Account, Limited Purpose Flexible Spending Account, and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account); and an employee assistance program. Additional benefits include a defined contribution 401(k) plan, employee life insurance, optional dependent life insurance, employee accidental death or dismemberment insurance coverage, salary continuance program benefits for disability, optional long-term disability, pre-tax transportation/commuter program, paid holidays, paid time off, parental leave, a layoff plan for salaried employees, tuition reimbursement program, use of Cariloop, adoption assistance, optional identity theft prevention insurance, optional personal legal assistance, and optional personal excess liability insurance.

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This role requires access to U.S. export-controlled information. If applicable, final offers will be contingent on ability to obtain authorization for access to U.S. export-controlled information from the U.S. Government.

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

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