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General Electric Lead Engineer - Rotating Machinery in Niskayuna, New York

Role Summary:As a Rotating Machinery Research Engineer in the Mechanical Organization, you will work with the engineering team to design and test mechanical components, rotor-bearing systems and drive the execution of a wide variety of mechanical hardware with applications in power generation, ground and air transportation and medical imaging.

Essential Responsibilities:Essential responsibilities include the design, analysis, testing and validation of rotating components (bearings, gears, couplings and rotors), analysis of machine dynamics and rotating structures, and the integration of rotating components into prototype electrical and turbomachinery. Applications include fossil and renewable power generation and storage, gas compression and gas/liquid pumping, electric machines and drives, and propulsion systems for land and air transport.


  • 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 8 years of industrial experience

  • Extensive experience with component testing and operating rigs to acquire performance, vibration, thermal, lubrication, fluid flow and acoustic data.

  • Experience with the design, analysis and testing of rolling element bearing including computational tools and design standards used in the design of rolling element bearings and other rotating components.

  • Design expertise in rotordynamics and rotating components such as bearings, squeeze film dampers and gears including conceptual design, detailed design, testing, validation and product implementation.

  • Deep analytical capability in assessing the stress, lubrication and performance prediction of rolling element bearings and other rotating components.

  • 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.

• Interpersonal, leadership and communication skills in a global team environment.

  • Execution mindset and sense of urgency.

  • High efficiency in using 3D solid modeling software (i.e. Unigraphics, Solidworks, ProE).

• High efficiency in the use of ADRE and LMS data acquisition and reduction

• High efficiency in ANSYS, Labview and Matlab.

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals at the Masters level 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 to be considered.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Gearbox design experience.

  • Rotor and support structural design experience.

  • Extensive testing of rotating component, data acquisition, data reduction and design validation

  • System modeling - Coupling of fluid, thermal & structural analyses.

  • Experience with materials and manufacturing techniques used in rotating components including alloys and coatings as well as grinding, finishing and hardening methods.

  • Experience in rotating machine design in the power generation, propulsion and/or oil and gas sectors

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Strong analytical skills.

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

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

About Us:At GE Global Research, we’re redefining what’s possible. From cutting-edge research in molecular pathology for use in personalized cancer diagnostics to programs in coal gasification and renewable power that drive clean energy solutions, our work at Global Research is world-renowned. As part of our team, you’ll find yourself among scientists and engineers from every discipline in a dynamic atmosphere where you’ll be constantly challenged to learn and grow. You’ll have access to leaders on all levels of the organization and collaborate across the globe with the very best in the field. If you have an insatiable intellectual curiosity and the ability to articulate your vision, then join us and watch the work you do create the next generation of products and processes that will impact the globe for generations to come.

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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, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications: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).Additional Locations:United States;New York;Niskayuna;