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General Electric Lead Additive Manufacturing Engineer in West Chester, Ohio

Job Description Summary

Engineering associated with the manufacturing process. Impacts departmental operations and responsible for planning/execution. The role has This Lead Additive Manufacturing role will give you an opportunity to grow your skills and experience. Use your hands on manufacturing design and processing to help a leader in additives. This role will have you planning and execution for operations with a high impact on business needs. Your eye for detail and process improvement will be used while giving you an chance to see the latest in additive design.

GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of jet and turboprop engines, components, integrated digital, avionics, electrical power and mechanical systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft. GE Aviation has a global service network to support these offerings and is part of the world’s Digital Industrial Company with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • The Lead Additive Manufacturing Engineer will work in a hands-on environment to develop new and improved processes for additive manufacturing technology

  • Lead execution of in- house process improvement DOEs

  • Produce prototype and low-rate production hardware and transition new, turn-key processes into Supply Chain shops

  • Lead engineer will be expected to interact with Design, EMS, Quality, external Supply Chain vendors and equipment manufacturers.

  • Execute the design, analysis or evaluation of assigned projects using sound engineering principles and adhering to business standards, practices, procedures, and product / program requirements

  • Provide technical leadership to personnel supporting the assigned project

  • Document technical data generated by the assigned project consistent with engineering policies and procedures

  • Provide timely communications on significant issues or developments

  • Participate on teams assigned to address organizational initiatives and generic issues

  • Participate as a presenter or reviewer in technical and program reviews

  • Assure proper documentation of technical data generated for the assigned projects and/or tasks consistent with engineering policies and procedures


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college or a high school diploma / GED with a minimum of 4 years experience in manufacturing or design engineering

  • A minimum of 3 years experience in a manufacturing role or design engineering role.

Desired Characteristics

  • Working knowledge of manufacturing work instructions and shop planning

  • 2+ years of experience with specification and drawing interpretation.

  • Working knowledge or understanding of GE Aviation quality system

  • Established project management skills.

  • Lean Six Sigma experience and/or formal training.

  • Experience with CAD and STL models

  • Working knowledge of additive process parameters and equipment

  • Knowledge of process related standards of GE Aviation.

  • Humble: respectful, receptive, agile, eager to learn​

  • Transparent: shares critical information, speaks with candor, contributes constructively​

  • Focused: quick learner, strategically prioritizes work, committed ​

  • Leadership ability: strong communicator, decision-maker, collaborative​

  • Problem solver: analytical-minded, challenges existing processes, critical thinker

Competitive benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance that begins on the first day of employment

  • Permissive time off policy for newly hired employees

  • Generous 401(k) plan

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Life insurance and disability coverage

  • Bonus Plan Eligible

  • 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