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General Electric Lead Engineer - Advanced Seals Technology in Niskayuna, New York

Job Description Summary

As a Lead Engineer in the Mechanical Components and Systems Lab, you will work with the engineering team on the design, analysis, testing, and validation of rotating machinery components for electrical and turbomachinery systems, and specifically on advanced rotor/stator sealing solutions. Applications include aerospace propulsion, fossil and renewable power generation and storage, gas compression and gas/liquid pumping, and electric machines and drives.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Execute rotating machinery design projects, including but not limited to advanced rotating seal solutions, in the aerospace propulsion, power generation, and/or oil and gas sectors.

  • Lead or contribute to the design, analysis, and testing of rotating machinery components and systems including conceptual design, detailed design, testing, validation, and product implementation.

  • Develop and mature design or analysis tools for novel sealing solutions.

  • Work with other support functions and/or external suppliers to meet project deliverables.

  • Prepare and participate in project and technical reviews.

  • Provide expertise to help resolve technical challenges across the organization.

  • Collaborate in the development of internal and external project proposals and initiatives.

  • Protect intellectual property through patents where appropriate.

  • Provide technical guidance and direction across the group to grow overall technical capability and product knowledge in technical focus areas.

  • Provide technical development across the organization through effective coaching/mentoring.

  • Foster a multidisciplinary and inclusive team environment.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or Applied Mechanics in rotating machinery and/or rotating components design with a minimum of 3 years of industrial experience or MS degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or Applied Mechanics in rotating machinery and/or rotating components design and a minimum of 6 years of industrial experience.

  • Experience with the design, analysis (including computational fluid dynamics and structural/thermal finite element analysis) and testing of rotating machinery components (e.g., shafts, bearings, dampers, couplings, seals, gears, etc.) including conceptual design, detailed design, testing, validation, and product implementation.

  • Experience with the theoretical design and analysis of advanced rotor/stator seals.

  • Experience with product design constraints, manufacturing techniques and material processing selections in turbomachinery and electrical machines.

  • Experience in conceptual design, build up and validation of full-scale rotating machinery incorporating new or experimental technology.

  • Experience in conceiving, developing, and carrying out experiments in rotating component hardware and transferring component level tests into full scale hardware solutions.

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Execution mindset and sense of urgency.

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to work across all functions/levels as part of a team.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in a global team environment.

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Niskayuna, NY.

Desired Characteristics

  • Proficiency using 3D solid modeling software (e.g., NX, SOLIDWORKS, Creo) and finite element analysis using ANSYS.

  • Extensive testing of rotating component, data acquisition, data reduction and design validation. Proficiency using ADRE and LMS data acquisition and reduction systems.

  • Experience in system modeling - coupling of fluid, thermal, and structural analyses.

  • Rotor support structural design experience.

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 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