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General Electric Research Engineer - Structural Mechanics/Dynamics in Niskayuna, New York

Job Description Summary

As a Research Engineer - Structural Mechanics/Dynamics in the Mechanics and Design Organization, you will perform research and development in structural mechanics, structural dynamics, and/or related areas to develop and implement innovative mechanical design solutions for a wide variety of applications.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Execute design, analysis, and validation of new mechanical components and systems with a wide variety of material compositions (e.g., metals, composites, additive or other complex multi-material structures).

  • Define requirements and execute design and analysis tasks using proprietary and commercial FEA solvers, analysis systems and databases to predict the structural response of mechanical components and systems.

  • Participate in the definition and execution of experiments to validate analytical results.

  • Work with other support functions and/or external suppliers to meet project deliverables.

  • Prepare and participate in project and technical reviews. Deliver presentations, reports, and publications to engineering staff, GE businesses and/or external agencies.

  • Provide expertise to help resolve technical challenges across the organization.

  • Collaborate in the development of internal and external project proposals and initiatives.

  • Foster a multidisciplinary and inclusive team environment.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Aerospace Engineering, or a closely related discipline with a strong background in structural design and analysis, or a master’s in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Aerospace Engineering, or related disciplines with at least 3 years of experience in structural design and analysis in an industrial environment.

  • Strong technical skills in solid mechanics and finite element methods.

  • Proficiency with commercial packages such as Ansys (including advanced meshing tools and non-linear analysis).

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Clear evidence of passion, innovation, and creativity.

  • Execution mindset and sense of urgency.

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership and communication skills in a global team environment.

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

  • 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.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Experienced with structural optimization codes such as OptiStruct.

  • Experience with parametric, feature-based geometric modeling, hands-on experience with commercial and CAD packages (NX, SOLIDWORKS, Creo, etc.).

  • Experience with impact and progressive damage simulations.

  • Experience in analysis, fabrication, and testing of composite structures.

  • Experience with design and optimization for additive manufacturing.

  • Experience with product design constraints, manufacturing techniques and material processing.

  • Project leadership experience including successful track record of completing deliverables.

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).

As a federal government contractor, GE requires U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless you receive an approved medical or religious accommodation. Proof of vaccination will be required.

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes