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General Electric Lead Specialist - Mechanical Components and Systems in Niskayuna, New York

Job Description Summary

As a Lead Specialist in our Mechanical Components and Systems Lab, you will support research and development of advanced mechanical components and/or systems for a broad range of current and future GE products. The specialist will support modeling, prototyping, assembly, test, and/or data acquisition of seals, bearings, shafts, dampers, and structural or other related components.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Assist in the design and modeling of rig test equipment or test articles

  • Support the manufacturing or prototyping of test equipment or test articles

  • Complete assembly of test rigs

  • Specify, apply, and route various types of instrumentation

  • Specify, prepare, and operate data acquisition systems

  • Collaborate with Facilities and Safety personnel to ensure Standard Operating Procedures are written, approved, and followed

  • Operate test rigs with high speed rotation, high pressure, and high temperature

  • Assist with data post-processing and project technical communication

  • Collaborate with Research Engineers on project scoping, priority, and execution

  • Protect intellectual property and patent work as appropriate

Required Qualifications

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, or related discipline; or an Associate's Degree in a relevant discipline and at least 10 years’ experience in mechanical component/system testing

  • Experience with mechanical test design and execution

  • Demonstrated ability to learn new areas of work

  • Ability to work with diverse, high-paced teams

  • Willing to work government funded programs

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals, now or in the future, for this job opening. Because of the specific categories of data handled by GE Research and the structure of our work environment, we are unable to accommodate employment of persons while they are considered nationals of embargoed countries subject to restriction under the US Export Administration Regulations (EAR), 15 CFR Section 746 et seq. (currently North Korea, Syria, Iran, Cuba, and Sudan). Please note that citizens of embargoed countries who have either “U.S. person” status under U.S. export control laws or subsequent citizenship from a non-embargoed country can be considered.

  • 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

  • Experience operating high speed rotating machinery in a laboratory environment

  • Experience operating facility services including high pressure air compressors, heaters, chillers, etc.

  • Experience with data reduction and analysis

  • Passion for hands on development and laboratory work

  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to new processes

  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex technical problems

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