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General Electric Research Engineer - Combustion in Niskayuna, New York

Job Description Summary

Job Description Summary

GE Global Researchers tackle the most challenging problems through multi-disciplinary teams where Physical and Digital technology intersect and lead to truly inventive outcomes. Together, we create and sustain differentiated solutions to maintain competitive advantages for our GE businesses and external customers, such as GE Aviation, GE Gas Power, GE Renewables, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the U.S. Department of Defense

Job Description


As a Research Engineer - Combustion, you will be a member of a world-class team that is focused on developing cutting-edge gas turbine combustion technology and new technology relevant to advanced air-breathing propulsion systems. You will perform research and development of combustion technology and systems that will support GE businesses focused on the Aviation and Power sectors.

Essential Responsibilities:

You will work in a team carrying out research and development of next generation combustion technology for low-emissions gas turbines and other high-speed air-breathing propulsion systems. In this role you will:

  • Work with technicians and engineers to design and install new experimental hardware;

  • Perform high-pressure and temperature combustion experiments and analyze results;

  • Work with other engineers in developing new combustion models and analysis tools;

  • Lead cutting edge research in high-speed propulsion;

  • Work in multidisciplinary teams to tackle the difficult challenges of hypersonic flight;

  • Work as part of a team executing on multi-generation technology programs to enable future design advancements.

Qualifications/Requirements :

  • Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or related disciplines OR Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or related disciplines with at least 5 years of relevant experience.

  • Knowledge of combustion, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and combustion chemistry.

  • Background in performing combustion experiments or theoretical analysis.

  • Ability to investigate, model and provide critical insight into complex physical phenomena.

  • Ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to interface with senior leaders and customers with clarity and confidence

  • Due to the nature of the duties of this position, this role requires the individual to obtain and maintain US Government Security Clearance; prerequisite for a security clearance is U.S. citizenship.

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

Desired Characteristics:

  • Background in gas turbine combustion and emissions, including: fuel/air premixing systems, autoignition, flame propagation in complex fuel mixtures, combustion kinetics & chemistry, thermo-acoustic instabilities (combustion dynamics), design and evaluation of new combustion systems, and modeling of combustion systems.

  • Peer reviewed journal publications.

  • Experience working with high-pressure, high-temperature combustion experiments

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