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General Electric Principal Engineer - BWR Plant Materials in Wilmington, North Carolina

Job Description Summary

Demonstrates accountability for functional, business, and broad company objectives in BWR Plant Material Technology, Processing, and Testing. Integrates and develops BWR Plant Materials Technology, Selection, Processing, and Testing processes that meet business needs across the organization. Involved in long-term planning this role contributes to the overall strategy and manages complex issues within BWR Plant Material Technology, Processing, and Testing program initiatives.

Job Description

  • Identify, develop, evaluate, and introduce engineering solutions to meet near term and long-range BWR Plant Material Technology, Processing, and Testing engineering needs.

  • Provide technical consultation on various BWR plant material requirements and processing in the areas of RPV, reactor internals, piping, and control blade/rod design programs throughout the business including supplier and fleet customer support.

  • Lead and provide the key technical direction to large projects with critical business impact.

  • Overseeing BWR plant material requirements and processing in the areas of RPV, reactor internals, piping, and control blade/rod design efforts.

  • Maintain an active role in developing and defining the state-of-the-art various next generation plant material technology development programs (advanced manufacturing and processing) to anticipate, apply, adapt or develop technologies for product introduction, quality, performance, cost improvements and problem resolution in meeting current and future business needs including adherence to schedules and estimated costs.

  • Support other GE businesses, internal & external customers, and suppliers as required.

  • Provide technical consultation to cross-functional teams throughout the business to improve or resolve manufacturing, product center, supplier, or field issues.

  • Effectively communicate and provide recommendations through the analysis, preparation, and presentation of technical data to internal and external GE customers using reports, records, and letters.

  • Use knowledge and expertise to market winning proposals in anticipation of business product needs.

  • Prepare invention disclosures to protect technology that gives the business a competitive advantage, as well as protecting the intellectual property rights of the company.

  • Provide technical guidance, direction and training to new and experienced materials engineers, specialists, technicians, and co-ops.


  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Material Science, or Chemistry

  • At least 8 additional years of experience in an engineering capacity

Desired Characteristics:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Demonstrated ability to document, plan, market and manage programs that further the knowledge, understanding and capability of the business

  • Problem solving skills

  • Demonstrated leadership in defining the state of the art in BWR Plant Material Technology, Processing, and Testing, along with the ability to teach and set standard practices within this field.

The salary range for this position is $124k-185k. 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).

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes