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General Electric Test Engineer in Loves Park, Illinois

Job Description Summary

Activities contributing to the design and development of products, solutions and systems. Includes activities linked to technical improvement of existing products and components Impacts departmental operations and responsible for planning/execution. The role has some autonomy but is focused on execution of activities within an operating discipline covered by standard functional practices and procedures. Some judgment may be required but this is typically with guidance.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Working alongside a team of engineers of varying experience to develop and support products primarily in the aerospace market

  • Supporting product design engineering by leading the creation and execution of test procedures, the development of necessary test fixtures and root cause investigations related to all testing phases

  • New product development, field issues, research, and production support

  • Bleed air pneumatic valves and linear actuators, used in aerospace applications

In addition, you will:

Lead aerospace test projects through all phases of testing from initial design through certification and release including:

  • Review specifications leading to development of test requirements and plans

  • Write test procedures used to validate aerospace components to meet needs of the project, customer, and company

  • Develop cost and schedule estimates

  • Design and validate test setups for specialized product testing of aerospace pneumatic components including test hardware, instrumentation, data collection, and/or software

  • Communicate current test project status, issues, risks, and developments.

  • Analyze test data, evaluate results, and write technical test reports

  • Prepare material for and participate in customer reviews and presentations related to testing

  • Work with external vendors to acquire test equipment or support outsource testing as necessary

  • Independently evaluate, select, and apply standard test engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria

  • Collaborate with cross functional teams such as lab technicians, design engineering, production, configuration management, and program management

  • Responsible for the technical adequacy of test procedures, methods, and instrumentation to the test objectives stated by the lab customer

  • Improve testing methods through embracing “Lean” methodology, and principals, by streamlining non value added processes and procedures

  • Perform peer reviews and mentor engineers and technicians in areas of expertise

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Software, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or related technical field from an accredited university or college

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in Test Engineering or related field

Desired Characteristics:

  • Knowledge of testing equipment, sensors, and data acquisition used in a laboratory environment.

  • Comfortable with “hands-on” laboratory activities such assembling test setups using basic hand tools.

  • Strong understanding of airflow and thermodynamics.

  • Experience with CAD modeling using Solidworks or UGNX for fixture design and drawings.

  • Experience with LabVIEW programming for testing applications and data collection

  • Familiarity with DO-160 testing, FAR 25/FAR33 certification

  • Experience with electrically actuated components (torque motor, stepper motor, brushless DC motors, etc.)

  • Highly motivated with ability to work independently

  • Detail oriented with strong oral and written communication skills

  • Effective problem identification and solution skills

Additional Eligibility Qualifications:

  • 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). 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.

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 (https://assets.phenompeople.com/CareerConnectResources/GE11GLOBAL/en_global/desktop/assets/images/poster_screen_reader_optimized_w_supplement.pdf) . 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 an employee is in a state where this requirement is temporarily paused for federal contractors. Proof of vaccination will be required.

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

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