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General Electric Specialist - Battery & Fuel Cell Testing - Energy Research in Niskayuna, New York

Job Description Summary

GE Vernova’s Advanced Research business is the central innovation engine for GE’s portfolio of energy businesses, which will be unified under one banner called GE Vernova. The research organization is made up of 250+ researchers representing virtually every major scientific and engineering discipline. Collectively, they are driving major research programs and initiatives to decarbonize power, accelerate renewables, and promote electrification and the creation of a 21st century grid fit to power a zero-carbon energy future.

GE Research is looking for a batteries and fuel cell testing engineer with capabilities in material science. As a Specialist, you will be support research and development of materials processes for a broad range of projects. You will be responsible for the design, set up and operation of electrical or mechanical systems for energy storage and conversion devices, including high temperature solid oxide fuel cells and Li ion batteries, chemical processing, formulation of functional material compositions, scale-up, material characterization, and system integration and testing.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

You will:

  • Assist in the development of new materials or chemical processes

  • Work with researchers to develop methods and build equipment that can perform various tasks relevant to chemical processes in GE projects

  • Perform basis characterization of chemical materials

  • Identify key technical issues, develop new processes and iteratively improve system performance through experimentation and process optimization with assistance from scientists and engineers

  • Independently operate various pieces of laboratory equipment, investigate novel material components and integrated material systems, and utilize basic analytical methods.

  • Be responsible for the safe and compliant use/operation and disposal of hazardous chemicals and materials

  • Build relationships with colleagues at GE Global Research with a wide variety of technical expertise and business responsibilities.

  • Provide experimental data for IP disclosures and patent application processes.

  • Be a member of a multidisciplinary team developing functional material systems

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Materials Science, Ceramic, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related discipline, or Bachelor’s degree with 2-3 years’ of hands-on industrial experience in Materials Science, Ceramic, Chemistry or Chemical Engineering.

  • Familiarity with Chemical processing and testing methods

  • Ability to build and troubleshoot chemical process equipment

  • Demonstrated ability to learn new areas of research

  • Ability to work with diverse, high-paced teams

  • Willing to work government-funded projects

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

Desired Characteristics

  • Background in materials science, ceramic, chemistry, chemical processing, process engineering, as well as hands-on experience in materials testing and characterization

  • Strong written and verbal communication capabilities

  • Experience in scaling up chemical processes from the lab to manufacturing

  • Demonstrated passion for hands on work

  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to new processes

  • Demonstrated creative problem-solving skills using innovative and hands-on solutions

  • Demonstrated capability to work in a multidisciplinary environment

  • Strong interpersonal skills initiative, high self-confidence and have goals for a career in industrial research.

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

  • Ability to adapt to change and willingness to be flexible in a global team environment.

The salary range for this position is $60,000 - $11,000 USD, annually. The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate’s experience, their education, and the work location.

GE provides a comprehensive benefits package that provides access to plans which support the overall wellbeing of our employees and their dependents. These benefits include, but are not limited to, health care coverage (medical, dental, vision, pharmacy), a retirement plan that includes Company Retirement Savings and a 401K with Company matching, Life Insurance options, Disability coverage, paid time-off, EAP, and more.

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: No