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General Electric Research Engineer - Electric Machine Dielectrics - Aerospace Research in Niskayuna, New York

Job Description Summary

As a Research Engineer involved in the design of 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, 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.

GE Aerospace Research will continue to play a vital role in supporting the industry through a historic recovery while shaping the future of flight. We invent the future of flight, lift people up and bring them home safely. Our commitment to lead the industry, to keep safe the flying public and the armed forces, and to lift up one another and our communities, remains our north star. Our purpose is what ties us to one another and gives meaning to our work.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Work with customers to identify key system requirements.

  • Utilize your intimate knowledge of dielectrics and electric machine insulation systems to develop advanced, state of the art, electric machine systems.

  • Determine dielectric and insulation systems requirements for electrical machine (generators, motors, power delivery, and accessories') by studying system and customer requirements.

  • Use system simulation tools, such as MATLAB, Simulink, and other tools, to validate and refine performance to ensure the system will perform in a manner consistent with the requirements.

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

  • Develop and implement test procedures for dielectric and insulation 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 on dielectrics and insulation systems applied to electric machines.

  • In-depth knowledge of dielectrics, insulation systems, and thermal characteristics as well as mechanical technology aspects.

  • Experience in a wide variety of insulation system topologies.

  • 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

  • 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

The salary range for this position is $80,000 - $150,000 USD, annually. The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate’s experience, their education, and the work location.

GE provides a comprehensive benefits package that provides access to plans which support the overall wellbeing of our employees and their dependents. These benefits include, but are not limited to, health care coverage (medical, dental, vision, pharmacy), a retirement plan that includes Company Retirement Savings and a 401K with Company matching, Life Insurance options, Disability coverage, paid time-off, EAP, and more.

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).

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes