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General Electric Research Engineer - Manufacturing & Computational Geometry - Aviation Research in Niskayuna, New York

Job Description Summary

As a Research Engineer - Manufacturing & Computational Geometry, you will be directly responsible for the development of advanced manufacturing and inspection technologies for GE product and service applications. In this role, you will implement the latest computer-aided methods to develop, plan, analyze and optimize manufacturing & inspection of complex 3-D geometries, design for additive manufacturing, manufacturing producibility, and performance characterization for as-manufactured and in-service GE products.

Aviation 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

Essential Responsibilities

You will:

  • Conduct research in an interdisciplinary team to invent or develop mathematical foundations, algorithmic infrastructures in Computational Geometry, Computational Metrology, Computer-Aided Design, and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) domain.

  • Write prototype software, as needed, and integrate with existing internal or commercial software for downstream design and manufacturing applications.

  • Design and conduct experiments to calibrate and validate these computational models.

  • Work across organizations, including interfacing with GE businesses, government agencies and universities, to define project objectives and technical approach, and meet project deliverables.

  • Communicate progress internally and externally through oral presentations, internal reports, and as appropriate through external communications including conference presentations and publications, to engineering and leadership teams at GE Research and GE businesses, government agencies and professional societies.

  • Foster an inclusive multidisciplinary team environment.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, or closely related discipline or MS degree in Mechanical Engineering, or closely related discipline with a minimum of 3 years of related experience.

  • Expertise in CAD/CAM for 3-D manufacturing (e.g., additive manufacturing, conventional material removal or deformation, or robotic machining)

  • Inspection planning & analysis for complex 3-D geometry (e.g., optical metrology, CMM, NDT)

  • Programming skills and experience creating algorithms & software to solve technical problems in advanced manufacturing, and experience in computer programming (e.g., Python/C++/C#/C)

  • Knowledge of geometric/solid modeling, and familiarity with one or more commercial CAD/CAM systems

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently and in large multidisciplinary teams.

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals 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.

Desired Characteristics

  • Publication and innovation record in Computational Geometry and CAD/CAM domain, as evidenced by peer-reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings, technical books, or issued patents.

  • Experience with commercial CAD/CAM and 3D metrology tools (e.g., NX, PolyWorks, Mastercam).

  • Experience with agile software development practices.

  • Experience with automated software testing.

  • Demonstrated ability to work in collaborative software development (git, svn, etc).

  • Knowledge of statistical analysis, data analytics, and/or machine learning methods.

  • Active security clearance and/or the ability to obtain a US security clearance; prerequisite for a security clearance is U.S. citizenship

This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

Additional Information

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