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Lead Engineer - Rotating Equipment

  • GE Aviation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 10/27/2017 11:51:01 AM
  • 2986358
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Aviation Business & General Aviation & Integrated Systems
Location(s): United States; Ohio; Dayton, Vandalia

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Role Summary:

Are you looking for an engineering role with a focus on technical achievement and detailed engineering design?

GE Aviation has an opening for a machine design engineer to work on high powered rotating equipment utilizing leading edge design and analysis tools, all the way from concept through testing and into production.

You will be working alongside “best in class” design and test engineering talent

Essential Responsibilities:

Qualified candidates are needed to round out our team with additional confident, technically focused engineers to help with a number of new projects.

In particular, you will :

  • Participate in the design, analysis, and test assignments using sound engineering principles and adhering to business standards, practices, procedures while fulfilling task requirements
  • Involved in design, analysis, and testing of the power transmission and machine elements and packaging of high speed, power dense rotating equipment, gearboxes, electric drives and hydraulic systems
  • Design and optimize dynamic load path models of bearing supported rotating machines containing turbine and gearbox elements.
  • Calculate and justify mechanical machine element and associated packaged fits and gaps, and generate axial and radial tolerance stack ups acceptable for use in equipment that experiences high loads from vibration and high rate of rotation at high and low temperature extremes
  • Create technical justification and procedural documentation to support engineering decision making and to facilitate completion of analyses and testing
  • Flow down and create personal, detailed work plans from higher level program requirements. Monitor progress and provide % complete and effort level to complete feedback.
  • Utilize 3-D (CAD) to support the creation of innovative design solutions and assist creation of supporting design documentation
  • Create, dimension, and check assembly and component drawings for quality of presentation and accuracy to requirements and existing standards
  • Working knowledge of GD&T as applied to mechanical components of both machined and cast construction
  • Understand design process for componentry to be fabricated using mill and lathe manufacturing, investment casting, additive manufacturing and an apply overall knowledge of DFM and best practices
  • Support the procurement of pre-production hardware for performance verification testing prior to production release
  • Work on one or multiple new product introduction (NPI) projects from proposal to final production
  • Provide timely communications on significant issues or developments
  • Participate on teams assigned to address product related or organizational initiatives and generic issues
  • Participate as a presenter in technical and program reviews


    Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or any related specialized equivalent from an accredited University or College
    Minimum of 3 years of experience in the design of mechanical components and systems


  • 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

    Desired Characteristics:

  • Master's Degree in Engineering from an accredited University or College
  • Experience in design, analysis, and testing in the some or all of following areas :

    • Rotating machinery, Power transmission and related machine design elements
    • Preloaded bearing systems
    • Turbo-machinery and associated thermodynamics principles
    • Fluid flow in piping and valves
    • Hydraulic systems
    • Structural packaging for high load, high temperature environments

  • Ability to analyze tolerance stack-ups on layouts and check detail and assembly drawings utilizing G,D & T where applicable
  • Experience in the design of equipment that must survive in shock and high vibration environments
  • Strong technical aptitude, including, but not limited to, use of applicable engineering tools and understanding of appropriate engineering theory
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with emphasis on the ability to work with and learn from experienced co-workers
  • Personal computer (PC) proficiency
  • Ability to write test plans, procedures and test reports
  • Understanding of Design for Manufacturing Experience with UG NX CAD or equivalent 3-D design software
  • Experience working on global teams
  • Familiar with the use of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) tools in the review of innovative design solutions

    Why join one great company when you can join many? We are more than 280,000 people with jobs that range from biochemist to finance specialist to wind energy engineer. We’re passionate about making life better with new ideas and technologies. We’re diverse, supporting our communities in more than 140 countries. Experience personal growth and competency development as part of the GE team. Around the world, we are helping build the healthcare, transportation and aviation of the new century.

    At GE Aviation, we are imagination at work. Whether we’re manufacturing components for our GEnx engines or driving innovation in fuel and noise reduction, the GE Aviation teams are dedicated to turning imaginative ideas into advances in aviation that solve some of the world’s toughest problems. Join us and you’ll find yourself in a dynamic environment where our ongoing, substantial investment in research and development keeps us moving forward and looking ahead. Here you’ll work collaboratively and across functions with the highest caliber talent, utilizing cutting-edge technology and processes. Whether it’s the next generation of ecomagination products or the future of aircraft engines, we’ve got the state-of-the-art resources to make those innovations a reality. If you’re passionate about aviation and looking for a career rich with challenges and unlimited opportunities for growth and advancement, then join GE in reengineering the sky through aviation innovations that will impact the globe for generations to come.

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    Locations: United States; Ohio; Dayton, Vandalia

    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 conditional upon the successful completion​ of a background investigation and drug screen.

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