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General Electric Additive Development Engineer in Schenectady, New York

Job Description Summary

The Additive Development Engineer will lead the raw material development, sourcing/supplier development, fabrication, manufacturing, and integration of concrete reinforcement as part of the Additive Concrete Technology Development program to optimize for cost, quality, and performance. The Additive Development Engineer will contribute to industrialization efforts, focusing on developing high quality, economical, and customized solutions combining materials, processes, and equipment to achieve concrete structural performance requirements. This will include the technical and economical assessment of traditional steel reinforcement, fiber reinforced polymer rebar, fiber reinforced concrete, and other materials in collaboration with internal and external resources and subject matter experts. Additionally, the Additive Development Engineer will lead the design to cost and design for manufacturing efforts for a reinforcement solution as part of a field-based construction process inclusive of a comprehensive quality inspection system ranging from manual instrumentation to automated systems. The Additive Development Engineer will assist with the planning and execution of rebar equipment and process testing at our facility in Bergen, NY. Furthermore, this role will interact with our strategic partners, 3rd party vendors, and GE Global Research, while also providing input on our IP and Additive Concrete Technology development roadmap sessions.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Lead the design and development of Additive Concrete reinforcement solutions to achieve business case objectives, optimize process flow and equipment arrangement, reduce risks associated with fabrication and manufacturing methods, improve operating capabilities, and help ensure EHS and code compliance.

  • Collaborate with project team and external vendors to develop raw material and process specifications that are aligned to the structural design, quality control, and code requirements. Assist with equipment and process development needed for indoor operations and to transition to an outdoor, field-based construction environment.

  • Lead efforts to optimize reinforcement manufacturing and integration/placement within the concrete structure. Conduct testing to validate equipment and leverage 6 sigma/ Design of Experiment methodologies as part of a APQP framework for process development.

  • Lead supplier development efforts for reinforcement materials and fabrication processes; Establish synergies where appropriate across suppliers, universities, partners, grants and external funding opportunities

  • Support quality control system development, including documentation for standard work procedures, manufacturing specifications, quality testing and operating instructions. Assist with establishing process parameter control limits and reaction plans for Process FMEA risk mitigation.

  • Support operations for constructing/printing test specimens and oversee process monitoring and material sampling in support of the Additive Concrete Technology Certification efforts.

  • Provide input to the Additive Concrete Strategic Roadmap and budgetary requirements to develop next generation equipment and processes.

  • Leverage lean tools and methodology to minimize waste and inefficiencies as integrated part of the equipment and process development phase. Collaborate across business functions (Sourcing, Engineering, EHS, Quality, Field Service, PMO) to align Technology Development with Industrialization requirements.

  • Uses some judgment and has some ability to propose different solutions outside of set parameters to address more complicated manufacturing processes with technical variety and/or interdependent production cycles. Uses technical experience and analytical thinking. Uses multiple internal and limited external sources outside of own teams to arrive at decisions.

  • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience. May lead small projects with low risks and resource requirements. Explains information; developing skills to bring team members to consensus around topics within field. Conveys performance expectations and may handle sensitive issues.

Required Qualifications

  • 4 year technical degree with at least 7 years of experience across some combination of operations, engineering, project management, and sourcing

Desired Characteristics

  • Proven track record of developing prototype/pilot stage equipment and processes with ability to scale to production environment

  • Ability to work independently with 3rd party vendors and suppliers. Strong time management skills with proven ability to prioritize and problem solve.

  • Computer skills: MS Office Suite, basic navigation of CAD systems and some experience with PLC/PC logic and software desired.

  • Ability to read and interpret 2D drawings and schematics for facilities and equipment.

  • Willingness to be flexible and adapt to the dynamic environment of technology development and evolution of requirements. Effective communicator and team oriented.

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 may in the future be required to have U.S. employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Some GE customers currently have vaccination mandates that may apply to GE employees.

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes