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General Electric Senior Engineer – Structural Mechanics/Dynamics in Niskayuna, New York

Job Description Summary

As a Senior 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:

  • Lead design, analysis, and validation of new mechanical components and systems. Carry out project planning and execution from system-level architecture through detailed design and manufacturing.

  • Responsible for the structural design, analysis, and testing of 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 resolve technical challenges across the organization.

  • Participate in technology road mapping and competitive assessment to devise new technology programs.

  • Work with internal and external collaborators in developing new project proposals and initiatives.

  • Provide technical guidance and mentoring across the group to grow overall technical capability and product knowledge in technical focus areas.

  • Foster a multidisciplinary and inclusive team environment.

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or Applied Mechanics with a strong background in structural design and analysis with a minimum of 7 years of industrial experience or MS degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or Applied Mechanics with a strong background in structural design and analysis and a minimum of 10 years of industrial experience.

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

  • Extensive experience and high proficiency with commercial FEA packages such as Ansys (including advanced meshing tools and non-linear analysis).

  • Extensive experience with product design constraints, manufacturing techniques and material processing selections for mechanical components and systems.

  • Experience in conceptual design, build up and validation of full-scale mechanical systems.

  • Experience in conceiving, developing, and carrying out experiments and transferring component level tests into full scale hardware solutions.

  • 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 and commercial codes such as OptiStruct.

  • Experience with impact and progressive damage simulations.

  • Significant experience with parametric, feature-based geometric modeling, hands-on experience with commercial CAD packages (e.g., NX, SOLIDWORKS, Creo).

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

  • Experience with design and optimization for additive manufacturing.

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