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Role Summary: The Laser / Optics Engineering Focal - GE Additive is focused on the design and manufacturing of additive machines (powder bed and other modalities, powder handling systems, etc.) in addition to the additive manufacturing process. This position requires a balance of theoretical and hands-on skills to be able to introduce new technologies into the additive machine space to improve industrialization readiness, fine feature resolution, integrate into digital, and increase machine size and speed.
Essential Responsibilities: In addition, you will develop additive manufacturing processes for powder bed and other modalities. This could include various aspects of the following:
Machine parameter development
Laser array familiarity
Optical bench familiarity
You will also:
Industrialize the additive and post-additive processes
Leverage in-process monitoring
Identify and define breakthrough technologies for process improvements for the next generation of machines
Help define the additive factory of the future.
Define and control production process including additive parameters and other manufacturing processes needed to produce prototype hardware.
Develop new solutions under guidance and / or in a team setting or based upon precedents in the organizations.
Work together with business leadership at SPB and EB level.
Specify needs, communicate about project approach and present outcomes of research done.
Deliver products as part of a team. Work on cross functional teams.
Lead analytical and design activities using proven technologies and vested approaches and methods.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college (or a high school diploma / GED with a minimum of 4 years of experience in manufacturing or engineering).
Minimum of 5 years of experience in manufacturing, engineering, or laser / optics
Experience in additive process and/or product development
Experience in the field of additive manufacturing
New product introduction experience – designing hardware, equipment, process development, etc.
Software / controls experience
Strong oral and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
Ability to influence others and lead small teams
Lead initiatives of moderate scope and impact
Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously
Effective problem identification and solution skills
Proven analytical and organizational ability
Strong problem solving skills
Outside the box thinker - creative
Demonstrated ability to overcome obstacles
Strong program management skills
Passionate about additive and related technologies
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