General Electric Lead Engineer - Coatings in Niskayuna, New York
Job Description Summary
As a Lead Engineer - Coatings in the Structural Materials organization you will develop novel materials and coating technologies for a broad range of current and future GE products. You will conduct experimental work to develop new coating material systems, select and develop appropriate thermal spray processes to create new structures, and conduct characterization and evaluation of these structures.
Roles and Responsibilities
Your responsibilities in this job will include directing and contributing to the selection of materials and thermal spray processes for novel coating technology. Coatings include abradable, low-friction, wear, anti-corrosion, thermal barrier, and environmental barrier coatings. You are expected to become a technical expert in a variety of thermal spray processes. You will be expected to develop process-microstructure relationships and to establish the effect of microstructure on performance. You will also select or develop test methods that can be implemented to measure critical properties that are indicators of performance.Working independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will:
Conduct basic and applied research in coatings and surface technologies and transition these technologies to GE businesses.
Develop novel methods to alter the surface properties of inorganic materials.
Identify technology trends in thermal spray processing and develop technical roadmaps to address them.
Identify long-term technical growth opportunities for coating technologies in support of GE businesses and develop research plans to address them.
Prepare research proposals for external funding.
Identify opportunities to capture intellectual property, prepare patent disclosures and work with legal counsel to prepare patent applications.
Share project progress internally and externally through oral presentations, written reports, and as appropriate through external publications.
Master’s degree with minimum of six years’ experience in Materials Science and Engineering or related discipline
Experience in thermal spray processing
Demonstrated expertise in coatings or materials (alloy or inorganic) technology development where process control is used to produce microstructures that meet desired performance metrics
Demonstrated expertise in developing and/or selection of appropriate tests and testing procedures to measure critical coating properties
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.
Must be 18 years or older.
You must submit your application for employment on the careers page at www.gecareers.com to be considered.
PhD in Materials Science and Engineering or related discipline
Excellent oral and written communications
Ability to work independently and in large multi-disciplinary teams
Strong interpersonal skills
Ability to commit to aggressive schedules and to deliver on commitments
Experience in Cold Spray; Thermal Barrier Coatings; Environmental Barrier Coatings; or other protective coatings for corrosion, wear, and abrasion
Very good understanding of thermodynamics, degradation kinetics, phase stability and diffusion in high temperature coating material systems
Experience assessing stress states in coatings
Experimental experience in developing inorganic or metallic coatings
Experimental experience in developing bulk ceramic or metallic materials
Experience with chemical vapor deposition technology or physical vapor deposition technology
Experience in writing proposals to government funding agencies
Demonstrated excellence in research through peer reviewed publications
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.
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).
Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes