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General Electric Lead Process Engineer - Advanced Manufacturing Technologies in New Orleans, Louisiana

Job Description Summary

The Lead Process Engineer in the Renewable Energy Advanced Manufacturing organization will drive innovation in composite and additive manufacturing design for competitiveness in cost and performance, with specific focus on Wind Turbine Blade Manufacturing. In addition, this individual will support the development of new manufacturing techniques and equipment solutions to support the deployment of additive and advanced manufacturing. The role will focus on developing and validating proprietary additive and composites processes and scaling them up in production once development is complete. In addition to the technical hands on aspects, the role will also involve project management, interaction with stakeholders and senior leaders, work with suppliers, and interaction with downstream customers.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Be accountable for the technical program’s success

  • Work with various sites to help identify high ROI applications, help test/validate/scale up the design, prove out of the application and support the local teams to deploy the additive process into production.

  • Develop new processes and support process industrialization and production cut-in.

  • Support the effort to create standard and nonstandard manufacturing equipment/user requirement specifications to further drive additive deployment and standardization across Renewable Energy.

  • Be a part of our New Product Introduction process to influence designs to incorporate design for additive standards so low cost / shorter lead time solutions are part of initial production release.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related degree

  • Minimum of 5 years of engineering experience

Desired Characteristics

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

  • 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.

  • Prepare using Solidworks mechanical drawings, thermodynamic analysis, detailed drawings and assembly models complete with calculated dimensions and tolerances.

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

  • 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

  • Object oriented programming language experience

  • Familiarity with AC/DC electrical systems, wiring, schematics.

  • 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 components in the wind market

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 may in the future be required to have U.S. employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Some GE customers currently have vaccination mandates that may apply to GE employees.

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes