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General Electric Lead Materials Engineer - Advanced Manufacturing Technology in New Orleans, Louisiana

Job Description Summary

The Lead Materials Engineer will support the development and characterization of new materials for additive and advanced manufacturing programs to drive competitiveness on cost and performance. The role will involve working closely with the Process Engineering team to support material characterization and with the Design Engineering team to qualify materials to the required properties focusing on Wind Turbine Blade Manufacturing. In addition, the Lead Materials Engineer will identify new materials and suppliers to meet technology needs and support the launch of new materials into production.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Be accountable for characterization of new materials.

  • Support materials qualification testing effort with the design and materials team.

  • Produce and prepare coupons, panels, and other samples for testing.

  • Identify new suppliers and materials to support existing programs and future materials development.

  • Be part of the New Product Introduction (NPI) process to influence designs to incorporate new materials to drive competitiveness on cost and performance.

  • Support the effort to identify and develop new materials to drive further deployment of additive and advanced manufacturing and standardization across Renewable Energy.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, or Chemical Engineering

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience

Desired Characteristics

  • Works independently and possesses a level of functional expertise necessary to influence and execute technical and project delivery priorities.

  • Apply engineering fundamentals and 1st order engineering principles to establish and/or confirm expected performance.

  • Independently design and conduct material science experiments with additive manufacturing technologies.

  • Provide clear and complete analysis documentation in accordance with GE engineering procedures.

  • Analysis results typically provided in an engineering report for use by external customers.

  • Hands on experience in at least one additive manufacturing modality, preferably large-scale polymer / composite fabrication.

  • Experience with a manufacturing environment and hands-on fabrication.

  • Proven communication skills in both written and oral English.

  • Willingness to work in a global team and with strong interpersonal skills.

  • Strategic thinker – able to navigate complexity, develop clear actions, and drive impact.

  • Team engineering experience, such as FSAE or FIRST Robotics.

  • Genuinely passionate about manufacturing, cutting edge technologies, and being hands-on when needed

  • Awareness of competing manufacturing technologies and materials in the wind market

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 you receive an approved medical or religious accommodation. Proof of vaccination will be required.

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

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