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General Electric Mechanical Technician - Aerospace Research in Niskayuna, New York

Job Description Summary

As a Combustion Lab Mechanical Technician, you will work with a team of researchers to develop new combustion technologies for GE products, including gas turbines and jet engines.

Job Description

The successful candidate will work with a team of researchers to design, build, and instrument sophisticated test rigs. He/she will then assist in running experiments.

With periodic guidance, the successful candidate will:

  • Assist in conducting experiments using a variety of measurement tools and experimental techniques in fluid dynamics and thermal systems, including thermocouples, RTD’s, infrared cameras, flow meters and pressure probes.

  • Procure parts and materials to build prototype mechanical and electrical hardware.

  • Assemble complex prototype models for testing in combustion flow rigs.

  • Maintain and upgrade large experimental systems that may require high pressures, elevated temperatures, and large flows.

  • Operate compressor systems, preheaters, and exhauster/blowers.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Associates degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or closely related field with a minimum of 3 years of experience in laboratory or research work or Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or closely related field.

  • A demonstrated record of being able to utilize basic designs to build quality hardware

  • Basic knowledge of flow characterization equipment, thermocouples, pressure transducers, and data acquisition systems.

  • Familiarity with machine shop equipment such as mills, grinders, and lathes.

  • Ability to understand and use service documentation.

  • Ability to work during first shift, with the possible requirement to work 2nd or 3rd shift under some situations.

  • Due to the nature of the work done at GE Research, this role requires the individual to have U.S. citizenship.

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

  • Must be willing to take a drug test and submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process.

  • Must be 18 years or older.

Desired Characteristics

  • Direct experience with flow or thermal experiments will be strongly preferred.

  • Ability to work with periodic guidance on tasks and innovate

  • Ability to program data acquisition software including Labview

  • Rapid acquisition of new skills and technologies

  • Certified Six Sigma Green Belt

  • Ability to work well with diverse teams, including PhDs, machinists, and vendors

  • Strong debugging and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent time management skills, and the ability to manage multiple tasks in parallel

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent teaming skills

The weekly range for this position is $1,400 -$2,000 USD. The specific weekly range offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate’s experience, their education, and the work location. This posting is expected to close on April 16, 2024

Healthcare benefits include medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug coverage; access to a Health Coach, a 24/7 nurse-based resource; and access to the Employee Assistance Program, providing 24/7 confidential assessment, counseling and referral services. Retirement benefits include the GE Retirement Savings Plan, a tax-advantaged 401(k) savings opportunity with company matching contributions and company retirement contributions, as well as access to Fidelity resources and planning consultants. Other benefits include tuition assistance, adoption assistance, paid parental leave, disability insurance, life insurance, and paid time-off for vacation or illness.

General Electric Company, Ropcor, Inc., their successors, and in some cases their affiliates, each sponsor certain employee benefit plans or programs ( i.e ., is a “Sponsor”). Each Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, amend, suspend, replace, or modify its benefit plans and programs at any time and for any reason, in its sole discretion. No individual has a vested right to any benefit under a Sponsor’s welfare benefit plan or program. This document does not create a contract of employment with any individual.

This role requires access to U.S. export-controlled information. If applicable, final offers will be contingent on ability to obtain authorization for access to U.S. export-controlled information from the U.S. Government.

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/2022-10/22-088_EEOC_KnowYourRights_10_20.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: No

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