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General Electric Research Engineer - Mechatronics in Niskayuna, New York

Role Summary:

As a Mechatronics Research Engineer, you will work with the engineering team whose responsibilities include the design and analysis of machine dynamics, machine integration and controls, testing and debugging machine prototypes.

Essential Responsibilities:

Essential responsibilities include the design, analysis of machine dynamics, machine controls and the integration of machine components into electro-mechanical system prototype. Responsibilities also include advanced design and development of mechanical systems such as medical devices, robotic & articulated systems, rotating machinery and process control devices.

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engineer, you will:

  • Be a team member of mechanical, electrical, thermal and aero engineers,at GE Global Research, GE business units, as well as other multidisciplinaryteams in the conceptual design and automation of robotics and mechatronics

  • Be responsible for performing advanced design and development ofmechanical systems such as medical devices, robotic & articulated systems,rotating machinery and process control devices. Applications include medicalequipment, additive machine automation, power generation and distributionmachinery, inspection and repair delivery devices and rotating machines

  • Work closely with biologists, chemists and electrical and mechanicalengineers both at GE Global Research and the GE business units in thedevelopment of concepts for mechanical systems and machines

  • Work closely with the design and development of prototype hardware andsoftware to validate mechanical systems and devices

  • Communicate with cross-functional teams at GE Global Research and the GEbusiness units to transition prototype hardware and software to product teams

  • Ensure the development of critical technologies to enable highperformance machinery working with internal and business engineering teams aswell as outside vendors and research institutes

  • Guide the procurement, build up and testing of prototype machinery fromthe concept phase through the validation testing phase for the evaluation ofmechanical, thermal and electrical performance

  • Serve as a technical expert with ability to respond to short term technicalissues

  • Build customer relationships and regularly communicate with the customeron project status

  • Perform all work in accordance with EHS guidelines


  • PhD or MS with at least 3 years in MechanicalEngineering, Aerospace Engineering or Applied Mechanics with mechatronics,robotics and/or machine design and control experience

  • Working knowledge of analytical and experimentalmethods for development of dynamical systems, process systems, devices,rotating machinery and/or robotics

  • Experience with procurement, buildup and testingof prototype hardware, instrumentation and software

  • Experience with hands-on application of designprinciples to develop and test advanced prototypes in the areas of dynamic andmechatronic systems such as robotic devices, automation systems or rotatingmachinery

  • Solid foundation in design, dynamic analysis, andcontrol of mechanical, mechatronic and/or rotating systems.

  • Knowledge of electromechanical, hydraulic andother drives and actuators

  • Experience in conceiving, developing and carryingout experiments in component hardware and transferring component level testsinto full scale hardware solutions

  • Experience in analysis and design of machinecomponents; motion and process control hardware, software and firmware design.

  • Interpersonal, leadership and communication skillsin a global team environment

  • High efficiency in using 3D solid modelingsoftware (i.e. Unigraphics, Solidworks, ProE)

  • High efficiency in ANSYS, Labview and Matlab

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

  • Execution mindset and sense of urgency

  • 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.

Desired Characteristics:


  • Experience in the development of motion andprocess control systems for medical applications

  • Working knowledge of electrical circuits andsoftware and hardware for motion and process control

  • Demonstrated interpersonal, leadership andcommunication skills in a global team environment

  • System modeling - Coupling of fluid, thermal &structural analyses

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Ability to work across all functions/levels aspart of a team

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

About Us:

At GE Global Research, we’re redefining what’s possible. From cutting-edge research in molecular pathology for use in personalized cancer diagnostics to programs in coal gasification and renewable power that drive clean energy solutions, our work at Global Research is world-renowned. As part of our team, you’ll find yourself among scientists and engineers from every discipline in a dynamic atmosphere where you’ll be constantly challenged to learn and grow. You’ll have access to leaders on all levels of the organization and collaborate across the globe with the very best in the field. If you have an insatiable intellectual curiosity and the ability to articulate your vision, then join us and watch the work you do create the next generation of products and processes that will impact the globe for generations to come.

At GE Global Research we redefine what's possible, finding answers to some of the world's toughest problems. Find out more at at or , and connect with our technologists at and

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

Locations: United States; New York; Niskayuna

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.