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General Electric Senior Engineer - Mechanical Component Design in Markham, Ontario

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:

  • Ability and willingness to occasionally travel to domestic and international plant sites.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Relocation to Markham, ON is required.

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.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in Canada for this opening. This position requires access to and/or use of information subject to U.S. Export Control Laws, which mandate all citizenships be from the U.S. Department of Energy’s List of Generally Authorized Countries (10 CFR Part 810 Appendix A); otherwise a specific authorization from the U.S. Department of Energy will be required. More information can be found here: . 

You must have legal authorization to work in Canada and any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation. The drug screen requirement in the background check process is not required if the role is based in Canada.

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes