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General Electric Research Engineer - Electric Machine Controls in Niskayuna, New York

Job Description Summary

As a Research Engineer involved in the control of electronic power converters and electrical machines, you will work in a collaborative team environment. You will be contributing to the development of advanced machine system concepts as well as their implementation for application to power generation, aircraft engine systems, locomotive, and electric and hybrid vehicle applications. As part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will contribute to the planning, development, and transition of technologies from concept to products and/or services for GE internal and external clients.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Work with customers to identify key system requirements.

  • Determine control system requirements by studying system and customer requirements.

  • Use system simulation tools, such as MATLAB, Simulink, and PLECS, to validate and refine control algorithms for a wide array of electric machines to ensure the system will perform in a manner consistent with the requirements.

  • Integrate the output of finite element analysis and other machine design software to determine and implement machine parameters within the system model.

  • Work closely with the electrical machine design team to make sure the physical machine meets requirements.

  • Develop and implement test procedures for electrical machine systems and document performance characteristics.

  • Deliver effective presentations, reports, and publications to Global Research, GE Businesses, government agencies, professional societies, and peer-reviewed journals.

Required Qualifications

  • Doctorate in Electrical Engineering or related field, or Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field with at least 3 years of experience, with primary focus in controls applied to electric machines.

  • In-depth knowledge of electrical machines and their controls, including electromagnetic, thermal as well as mechanical technology aspects.

  • Experience in developing and implementing modulation strategies for electronic power converters.

  • Experience in a wide variety of machine topologies

  • Expertise in simulation tools such as finite elements, MATLAB (Simulink) and others such as PLECS.

  • 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 www.gecareers.com to be considered.

Desired Characteristics

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Strong analytical skills.

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

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong ties to the external technical community.

  • Entrepreneurial inclination

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer (https://assets.phenompeople.com/CareerConnectResources/GE11GLOBAL/en_global/desktop/assets/images/poster_screen_reader_optimized_w_supplement.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).

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

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