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General Electric Staff Engineer - Materials Application Engineer in West Chester, Ohio

Job Description Summary

Activities aimed at proving a concept to be valid or technically feasible by the application of scientific and engineering methodologies. Work in this family typically has the objective of demonstrating through test or analyses the performance and implementation potential of a concept

Impacts approaches, projects and programs in the functional area or affected business organization and ways of working. Impacts quality, efficiency and effectiveness of own team. Has significant input into priorities. Guided by professional practices and policies that are shaped by the role. The role has moderate autonomy, requiring high levels of operational judgment.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Conceptual or theoretical activities related to translating users' needs into the definition of a system, its architecture and design through an iterative process that results in an effective operational system and demands an interdisciplinary approach.

  • Developing specialized knowledge in their discipline. Serves as best practice/quality resource. Has awareness of latest technical developments in own area. Contributes towards strategy and policy development, and ensure delivery within area of responsibility.

  • Has in-depth knowledge of best practices and how own area integrates with others; has working knowledge of competition and the factors that differentiate them in the market

  • Uses judgment to make decisions or solve moderately complex tasks or problems in areas of operational/product management, manufacturing, technology or engineering. Takes new perspective on existing solutions. Uses technical experience and expertise for data analysis to support recommendations. Uses multiple internal and limited external sources outside of own function to arrive at decisions.

  • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience. May lead small projects with moderate risks and resource requirements. Explains difficult or sensitive information; works to build consensus. Developing persuasion skills required to influence others on topics within field.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, or related Engineering Discipline.

Minimum 7 additional years of experience in an aerospace or related additive manufacturing position.

Hands on experience with material processing or characterization.

Desired Characteristics

  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal and leadership skills. Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems. Demonstrated ability to lead programs / projects. Ability to document, plan, market, and execute programs. Established project management skills.

  • Execute the analysis and evaluation of assigned projects that meet business standards, practices, and procedures, and product/program requirements.

  • Ability to understand metallurgy and consolidated material characteristics, particularly with respect to how it impacts form, fit, and function of additively manufactured components.

  • Work directly with customers on understanding how Additive materials may fit in their desired product portfolio.

  • Work with design, manufacturing, and material behavior engineers to establish material characterization plans to that meet internal and external customer needs.

  • Interface with customers on recommendation and explanation of various material processing and characterization techniques to optimize and evaluate Additive materials.

  • Evaluate and recommend selection of appropriate process steps as well as process/characterization equipment based on application technical and program requirements.

  • Work with team to industrialize selected additive process, including specification writing, material non-conformance dispositioning, on-going material characterization sampling plans.

  • Work across teams to deliver shared goals and outcomes to meet material capability targets.

  • Recommend approaches to meet technical and program requirements.

  • Monitor and communicate project status, business issues, and significant developments within multiple levels of the organization.

  • Participate as a presenter and reviewer in technical and program reviews to recommend technical outputs that drive appropriate decisions.

  • Understand how to thrive in a dynamic team environment

  • Background in material characterization, including metallography, thermal and mechanical property testing and analysis

  • Basic understanding of Additive manufacturing process (i.e., laser powder bed, electron beam powder bed, binder jet) working knowledge and/or operation experience

  • Note: To comply with US immigration and other legal requirements, it is necessary to specify the minimum number of years’ experience required for any role based within the USA. For roles outside of the USA, to ensure compliance with applicable legislation, the JDs should focus on the substantive level of experience required for the role and a minimum number of years should NOT be used.

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).

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