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General Electric Senior Thermal Dynamics Engineer in Greenville, South Carolina

Job Description Summary

This individual will be responsible in performing component and system level heat transfer and flow analysis and for the cooling and sealing design across our heavy duty gas turbine platforms; including hot gas path components and rotating and static structures hardware. This includes designing the cooling circuits to ensure all pertinent temperature and flow targets are met. The individual will also work closely with other cross functional teams to ensure successful program execution. The individual will be involved in the full life cycle of the product, including new design, testing and field issue resolution.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Establish and carry out thermal and flow analysis and advanced cooling design for heavy duty gas turbine stationary and rotating components (airfoils and structures) under direct guidance of a technical leader

  • Perform thermal and flow analysis using GE’s suite of in-house tools, as well as CFD and Ansys

  • Ensure designs and methods meet established GE design practices and design templates.

  • Coordinate design activities towards achieving each technical goal.

  • Support gas turbine design from conceptual design through to detailed design.

  • Support component and gas turbine testing from test planning to monitoring, post validation test analysis, and part qualification activities.

  • Support installed fleet by addressing product cost out and root cause analysis, when needed.

  • Implement design process improvements for cycle-time reduction and design quality

  • Work closely with performance, aerodynamic, mechanical and other cross functional teams to ensure successful program execution

  • Document, report and review results with team members, component owners, customers and leadership.

  • Mentor early career staff

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in relevant (Mechanical, Aerospace or comparable) Engineering discipline

  • Minimum of 10 years industry experience

  • This role requires use of technical data subject to U.S. Government export restrictions and this posting is only for U.S. Persons (U.S. Citizens, lawful permanent residents and protected individuals (e.g., certain refugees and asylees)). GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

Desired Characteristics

  • At least 8 years of engineering design experience in gas turbine engines

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Experience with thermal analysis software, Ansys, CFD, and/or flow network software.

  • Demonstrated understanding of heat transfer design methods, gas turbine systems and aerodynamics.

  • A track record of innovation through patents or technical publications. • Advanced degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering.

  • Understanding of internal GE Power business processes, organizational roles and responsibilities

  • Demonstrated ability to understand customer requirements and draft plans to meet them.

  • Demonstrated understanding of mechanical design and life assessments.

  • Demonstrated Design for Six Sigma Quality Focus and probabilistic approach to problem solving.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team to analyze and resolve problems

  • Green Belt or Black Belt certification (GE employees only)

  • Positive "can do" attitude.

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 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