General Electric Lead Mechanical Engineer, Thermal in Waukesha, Wisconsin

Role Summary:

The Thermal Engineer role in MR will focus on design and implementation of the thermal systems which support the system operation. Provide technical support to the installed base issues; Work with senior team members to develop thermal subsystems for new product development, including chillers, heat exchangers, cold plates, heat sinks and electronic packaging; Perform thermal analysis and thermal studies; Develop techniques to manage heat in a strong magnetic field and high power environment.

Essential Responsibilities:

Duties include (but are not limited to):

  1. Support issues with the thermal subsystems in the installed base. This includes initial investigation of the issue, working with the MR team engineering and suppliers to develop and implementation cost effective solutions.

  2. Develop and implement concepts for quality improvements and cost reduction around the thermal subsystems.

  3. Work from product specifications and requirements to develop thermal systems to support the requirements. Perform thermal calculations and thermal analysis to evaluate the design. Develop testing to verify assumptions and performance.

  4. Leverage knowledge in advanced aspects of technical/functional areas and apply technical theory and practical experience with input from relevant functional areas to solve complex problems

  5. Work independently and possess a level of functional expertise necessary to influence and execute technical and project delivery execution

  6. Work with patient/customers and/or program leadership to ensure that the project deliverables are consistent with the goals of larger programs or initiatives

  7. Support mentoring of junior technical talent

  8. Own the technologies that support competitive technical differentiation

  9. Engage in all phases of new product development, including concept, architecture, documentation, design, prototype, test, supplier interfaces, manufacturing introduction and service support

  10. Prepare using 2D and 3D CAD software, detailed drawings, and component and assembly models complete with calculated dimensions and tolerances.

  11. Prepare engineering change requests, engineering change notices, bills of material, engineering specifications, and customer change requests.

  12. Direct the construction and testing of prototype and pilot products, and conduct analysis of the test results.

  13. Lead complex, cross-functional projects with participants across multiple functional areas. (time-plan, resource needs, status reports, cost monitoring, resource usage, technology requirements, and risk retirement)

  14. Interface directly with manufacturing employees to clarify questions on drawings and designs. Assist Manufacturing in troubleshooting production issues on standard and special products.

  15. Act as activity leader of department activities within a project (time-plan, resource needs, status reports, cost monitoring, resource usage, technology requirements, etc.)

  16. Provide technical supervision of employees and resource contractors


  1. BS in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited institution.

  2. 4 years experience and knowledge of applied thermal mechanical engineering design, analysis, and verification of mechanisms, and assemblies in a medical environment.

  3. Knowledge of industry and academic practices and standards related to mechanical design and fabrication.

  4. Working knowledge of Mechanical Thermal aspects of system design and integration.

  5. Demonstrated ability to work in a cross-functional project team

Quality Specific Goals:

  1. Aware of and comply with the GEHC Quality Manual, Quality Management System, Quality Management Policy, Quality Goals, and applicable laws and regulations as they apply to this job type/position.

  2. Complete all planned Quality & Compliance training within the defined deadlines.

  3. Identify and report any quality or compliance concerns and take immediate corrective action as required

Desired Characteristics:

  1. MS in Mechanical Engineering or other Engineering discipline

  2. 6-8 years experience and knowledge of applied thermal mechanical engineering design, analysis, and verification of mechanisms, and assemblies in a medical environment.

  3. Experience developing cold plates as applied to electronics cooling

  4. Experience with thermal system designs

  5. Understanding of commercial standards as applied to thermal systems

  6. Demonstrated technical leadership capability in integration activities

  7. Excellent teamwork, collaboration, and communication skills

  8. Ability to meet aggressive reliability, performance, cost, serviceability, and delivery targets

  9. Global project experience

  10. Knowledge of UL/ETL/IEC standards and how they apply to designs

  11. Working knowledge of GEHC tools and processes

About Us:

GE (NYSE:GE) drives the world forward by tackling its biggest challenges. By combining world-class engineering with software and analytics, GE helps the world work more efficiently, reliably, and safely. GE people are global, diverse and dedicated, operating with the highest integrity and passion to fulfill GE’s mission and deliver for our customers.

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

Locations: United States; Wisconsin; Waukesha

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.