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General Electric Technician - Electrical - Aerospace Research in Niskayuna, New York

Job Description Summary

As an Electrical Technician for Aerospace Research, you will work with and support engineers in executing various power electronics and electric machine related projects for GE Aviation applications. You need to be comfortable with designing and populating printed circuits, populating wiring enclosures, fabricating inductors, and designing fixtures for evaluation of electric machines. You will be expected to support the electrical and mechanical evaluation of power conversion systems, from mechanical alignment, configuration of cooling systems, to arranging and configuring instrumentation.

Aerospace 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

In this job you will:

  • Design and commission power and signal interface circuits and corresponding printed circuit boards for controllers and instrumentations applied in electric machines and power conversion systems

  • Procure, fabricate, and assemble electrical and mechanical components, subsystems and complete system assembly of engineering prototypes for research programs

  • Design fixtures, electrical and electronic subsystems, instrumentation, data acquisition, mechanical and thermal subsystems, that facilitate the evaluation of electrical systems intended for a wide variety of applications

  • Determine experimental requirements for evaluating electric machine systems by studying system and customer requirements

  • Develop and implement test procedures for electrical systems and document performance characteristics-

  • Troubleshoot and solve electrical and mechanical problems unassisted where objectives are clearly defined but course of action must be considered and determined

  • Be responsible for the maintenance of standard laboratory equipment and facilities including calibration of instruments and monitoring devices

  • Perform all work in accordance with EHS guidelines and compliance policies


  • Associate degree in electrical engineering or related field with a minimum of 3 years of experience, with a primary focus in technology applied to electric machines OR a High School Diploma with a minimum of 10 years of experience, with a primary focus in technology applied to electric machines

  • Experience in designing and commissioning of electrical/electronic circuits and printed circuit board layout applied in electric machine drives and power conversion systems with considerations on signal fidelity, noise, EMI/EMS, and thermal management

  • Substantial experience in the design of test fixtures, including electrical, thermal, mechanical, and instrumentation technologies

  • Experience in designing electrical and electronic subsystems used within electric machine systems for a wide range of applications

  • Experience with the experimental evaluation of power electronics and electric machine systems

  • Documentation of test setup, major procedures, findings/results

  • Preliminary data processing skills and using MS Excel

  • Willingness to learn lab software tools for design and experiment operation, like CREO, LabView etc.

  • 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.

The pay range for this position is $1,400 - $2,000 USD, weekly. 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.

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