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General Electric Technology Manager - Component Heat Transfer - Aerospace Research in Niskayuna, New York

Job Description Summary

Aerospace Research will continue to play a vital role in supporting the aviation 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

We are seeking a talented Component Heat Transfer Technology Manager who is a passionate people leader and experienced researcher. If you are someone who thrives on developing teams, coaching individuals, and delivering technical innovations for future aerospace products, we want to hear from you. As the Component Heat Transfer Technology Manager, you will be responsible for growing a team of world-class fluid-thermal researchers, creating and driving the technology strategy, ensuring operational excellence, and supporting our GE Aerospace business, government customers, and strategic partners.

In this role, you will partner with the Technology Director of Aero Thermal and Mechanical Systems to lead a team of technologists who are innovating fluid-thermal technologies. Your team will be focused on exploiting conduction, convection, and radiation to manage component thermal loads and stresses in extreme environments. This work is vital to future commercial and military aerospace systems, including avionics, advanced propulsion systems, aerospace power generation, and vehicle systems.

The ideal candidate is a engineering professional who enjoys working with others and has a proven track record of leadership in a technical environment. If you are passionate about developing your team and driving technical innovation, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

Essential Responsibilities:

As the Component Heat Transfer Technology Manager, you will be responsible for leading a team of fluid-thermal technologists at various experience levels, including interns, early through late career researchers, and technicians. In addition to developing and coaching team members on career paths, project management, Lean principles, and more, you will also be responsible for championing an open and collaborative environment to foster cross-discipline teaming.

To ensure the safety and compliance of lab spaces, you will drive EHS safety standard operating procedures and best practices, security compliance, and collaborate with leaders and technologists across GE Aerospace Research to continuously improve our culture of safety and compliance.

You will work closely with the Technology Director and staff, GE Aerospace Research leadership, GE Aerospace partners, and key customers to develop the vision, strategy, and roadmaps for fluid-thermal component technologies in the aerospace ecosystem. Additionally, you will establish and grow strategic relationships with GE Aerospace partners and the external community.

To advance the team's ability to accelerate innovation and create technical differentiation for GE Aerospace, customers, and partners, you will execute a recruiting and hiring strategy to attract and retain diverse world-class technical talent. You will also champion all relevant modeling, simulation, and test capabilities for component heat transfer to drive technical differentiation and innovation for future applications.

To support the team in project execution and technology transition, you will champion operational excellence, identify and mitigate risks, and support root cause/corrective action plans when necessary, while driving continuous improvement through standard work, key performance indicators, and process improvements.

Finally, as a key member of the GE Aerospace Research people leader community, you will actively participate and contribute to this community, helping to build a culture of collaboration and innovation.


  • Master's Degree in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering, or related discipline with a minimum of 7 years of experience in thermal management, fluid-thermal systems, or closely related discipline.

  • Willingness to prioritize team’s needs above all else.

  • Demonstrated track record of championing compliance and safety practices.

  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement and learning.

  • Demonstrated ability to coach and/or mentor technical talent at all experience levels.

  • Demonstrated ability to influence at senior levels of an organization.

  • Demonstrated ability to achieve operational excellence.

  • Demonstrated technical project leadership capability with ability to build, lead, and energize cross-functional teams in high-impact technologies.

  • Experience with fluid-thermal test equipment/methods and/or modeling and simulation tools.

  • Permanent 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.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Doctorate in a relevant technical discipline.

  • Willingness to obtain active US Government Secret Clearance with ability to attain a Top-Secret Clearance; prerequisite for a security clearance is U.S. citizenship.

  • Passion for aerospace applications and innovation of enabling technologies.

  • Desire and ability to actively recruit top talent with diverse backgrounds.

  • Strong ability to work in multi-business environment and develop technology roadmaps.

  • Working knowledge of the GE Aerospace business and the aerospace industry.

  • Established network across the global fluid-thermal technical communities, including participation in relevant professional societies.

  • Experience with fluid-thermal testing at high pressures and/or temperatures.

  • Experience with testing with hazardous gases / materials.

  • Experience with Computational Fluid Dynamics for heat transfer / thermal analysis in highly complex geometric components, or computationally challenging environments.

  • Strong analytical skills.

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

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to inspire excellence and stimulate change

The salary range for this position is $130,000 - $240,000 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.

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