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General Electric Power Electronics Packaging Engineer in Niskayuna, New York

Job Description Summary

As a Power Electronics Packaging Engineer, you will develop power electronic modules and power sub-systems to meet performance, reliability, and cost challenges. You will research and develop new packaging technologies to advance the state of the art in power electronics packaging for advanced applications.

Job Description

Job Summary:

  • Determine product needs and specifications and develop power electronic module and sub-system to meet performance, reliability, and cost requirements.

  • Perform design of the power module to requirements.

  • Research and develop new power packaging technologies (interconnect systems, assembly and manufacturing techniques, material systems, etc.) to advance the state of the art in electronics packaging.

  • Work across multi-functional GE Research and GE Business teams to develop and transition packaging solutions

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field or Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field with a minimum of 2 years of experience packaging power electronic components

  • Relevant experience designing and fabricating power electronic modules and sub-systems

  • Expertise in 3D modeling and mechanical design tools

  • Understanding of mechanical, thermal, and electrical simulation tools

  • Experience with reliability testing and failure analysis for electronics

  • 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.

  • 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 and Cuba). 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 designing and fabricating advanced power electronic modules and converter packaging

  • Familiarity with high temperature packaging

  • Manufacturing experience related to power module and converters assembly

  • Familiarity with governing standards and specifications related to electronic components and sub-systems

  • Understanding of Six Sigma and Lean methodologies

  • Familiarity with proposal writing for internal and external funding

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Strong analytical skills

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

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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