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General Electric Research Engineer - Electric Machines in Niskayuna, New York

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As a Research Engineer of Electric Machines involved in control and design of electrical machines and drives, you will work in a collaborative team environment. You will contribute to the development of advanced machine drive system concepts as well as their implementation for application to power generation, renewable energy, aviation systems, electric and hybrid vehicles, electric propulsion systems and other electrical energy conversion systems.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities :

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.

You will:

  • Conduct research through modeling simulation, and design electric machines

  • Develop and test machines

  • Participate with multi-disciplinary teams in the development of new power technologies and capabilities for GE's next generation product platforms

  • Innovate in the electric machines, drives and systems space

  • Effectively communicate results by preparing written reports and making presentations that describe analyses and solutions

  • Connect the organization to the latest technology developments and trends in industry

  • Contribute to proposals for GE businesses as well as government agencies

Qualifications/Requirements :

  • Doctorate Degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field OR a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field with a minimum of 3 years of experience in an industrial or research & development environment developing electric machines and drives

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Becauseof the specific categories of data handled by GE Research and the structure ofour work environment, we are unable to accommodate employment of persons whilethey are considered nationals of embargoed countries subject to restrictionunder the US Export Administration Regulations (EAR), 15 CFR Section 746 etseq. (currently North Korea, Syria, Iran, Cuba, and Sudan).Please note that citizens of embargoedcountries who have either “U.S. person” status under U.S. export control lawsor subsequent citizenship from a non-embargoed country can be considered.

Desired Characteristics :

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

  • Experience in designing electric machines for a wide range of applications

  • Experience with surface permanent magnet, interior permanent magnet, flux switching, reluctance, and superconducting machine technologies

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

  • Expertise in controls and hardware in the loop systems such as OPAL-RT, RTDS, Typhoon and etc.

  • Strong background in developing multi-physics analytic models of electric machines

  • Connections in industry and academia

  • Record of publications and patents

  • Demonstrated successful track record of completing tasks and deliverables on schedule and on budget

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including demonstrated formal writing and presentation experience.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications :

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).

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at . at 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