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General Electric Lead Mechanical Design and Testing Engineer in Wilmington, North Carolina

Job Description Summary

The Lead Mechanical Design and Testing Engineer is primarily responsible for designing mechanical components that help perform maintenance on reactor components. The engineer will contribute to a team responsible for the creation of robust designs that meet the various regulatory and operational requirements by collaborating with a wide variety of personnel in a fast-paced environment. In addition to their mechanical design role, this Engineer will also support testing of Field Services tooling.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Quickly create mechanical design solutions of medium to high complexity, both individually and as part of a team.

  • Help create project schedules, proactively communicate, and deliver assignments on time.

  • Collaborate effectively with experts within the team and in adjacent workgroups, from technicians to industry leaders.

  • Identify, confirm, document, and lead resolution of technical risk within each project.

  • Provide firm design bases for solutions that meet business objectives, project requirements, and industry standards.

  • Prepare and present technical data to co-workers and customers.

  • Communicate technical detail to fabricators that promotes efficient and timely manufacture using Engineering specifications and detailed drawings.

  • Work closely with technicians to assemble, function test, and prepare tooling for shipment.

  • Generate operational guidance, refurbishment requirements, and regulatory justification.

  • Contribute to the success of co-workers by providing cogent suggestions during design reviews and an independent critique during design verification.

  • Prepare invention disclosures to protect the technology that provides a competitive advantage to the business.

  • Help create and conduct tests of new tooling designs in life-like situations.

  • Provide emergent issue response during Outage season as required.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited university or college.

  • At least 3 years of mechanical design experience on large mechanical structures.

  • Minimum 3 years of 3-D CAD design.

  • Relocation to Wilmington, NC is required once site reopens (Site currently closed due to Covid-19)

Desired Characteristics

  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude in the design of mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic and electro-mechanical systems.

  • Experience in structural design and analysis, tolerances, jointure, welding, and material selection.

  • Experience with the selection and use of lifting and rigging equipment including load path definition, alignment with ANSI and AMSE guidance and requirements, and safety factor determination.

  • Strong working knowledge of modern fabrication processes and practices.

  • Familiarity with Design Thinking principles, Design for Reliability and Design to Cost approaches, and Lean.

  • Experience with Inventor, Inventor Vault, and product lifecycle management software.

  • Ability to assess improperly functioning equipment and then implement changes.

  • Familiarity with methods and approaches for testing new designs.

  • Working knowledge of measurement devices and calibration processes.

  • Experience in the development of equipment within the nuclear services sector, particularly with regards to services provided during a maintenance Outage.

  • Ability to obtain commercial nuclear site entrance.

  • Willingness to travel to domestic and international customer locations if necessary.

The salary range for this position is $75k-110k. 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. In addition, this position is eligible for a performance bonus. Available health and welfare benefits include healthcare, prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage; savings account options (such as a Health Care Flexible Savings Account, Health Reimbursement Account, Limited Purpose Flexible Spending Account, and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account); and an employee assistance program. Additional benefits include a defined contribution 401(k) plan, employee life insurance, optional dependent life insurance, employee accidental death or dismemberment insurance coverage, salary continuance program benefits for disability, optional long-term disability, pre-tax transportation/commuter program, paid holidays, paid time off, parental leave, a layoff plan for salaried employees, tuition reimbursement program, use of Cariloop, adoption assistance, optional identity theft prevention insurance, optional personal legal assistance, and optional personal excess liability insurance.

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