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Lead Engineer – Turbocharger Development

  • GE Transportation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/23/2017 5:23:27 PM
  • 2749918
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: GET Transportation
Location(s): United States ; Pennsylvania; Erie, Grove City


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Role Summary:
GE is an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. GE Transportation produces medium-speed diesel engines for a variety of applications including locomotive and marine propulsion and stationary power generation.

Essential Responsibilities:
The Turbocharger – Lead Engineer / Technologist will provide technical expertise while maintaining responsibility for various aspects of the design, development, validation testing, application and reliability of turbochargers and turbocharger system components in an effort to support current and future GE Transportation diesel engine products. This position will be responsible for the coordination of schedule and budget for these activities, as well as the communication of project status to cross-functional stakeholders. A candidate with a background in the design and validation of bearing systems is particularly desired for this role.

In addition, you will:

  • Lead turbocharger system and component development efforts by identifying design and validation requirements based on higher level system and customer requirements
  • Direct the execution of design and validation plans to deliver fully validated products
  • Oversee test planning, execution, and reporting for testing occurring at a variety of sites, potentially including external vendors, internal labs and on locomotives both on-site and in the field
  • Provide input to senior engineers and management for effective strategic technical development
  • Provide timely and accurate communication regarding component and system design within the various business organizations including engineering, manufacturing, quality and supply chain, as well as product management and executive leaders

    Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Mechanical, Aerospace or related engineering field
  • Minimum of 3 years of professional experience related to the design, validation, application or field service of mechanical components or systems

    ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Willingness to travel (10%)

    Desired Characteristics:
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience related to typical design and validation processes such as FMEA and tollgate-style review (PPAP, etc.)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially PowerPoint and Excel
  • Confident ability to present technical details to an audience of peers and expert reviewers
  • Ability to work constructively in a fast-paced, team environment and accommodate shifting priorities
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience related to the design and validation of fluid-film bearings, rotating machinery or components operating in high-temperature environments
  • Experience with diesel engine performance as related to applications including locomotive, marine and/or stationary power generation.
  • Experience including demonstrated influencing or leadership amongst a technical team
  • Experience with ANSYS or similar finite element software (either performing analyses or interpreting results)
  • Knowledge of mechanical design, typical analytical approaches and assembly considerations
  • Familiarity with manufacturing processes and the demands of engineering support for a production environment
  • Demonstrated understanding of design considerations affecting component supplier quality, manufacturability, and field service
  • Experience with reliability analysis (Weibull, etc.)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Team player with a global perspective
  • Six Sigma Green Belt (GE employees only)
  • Demonstrated ability to drive projects to completion
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Ability to interface effectively with all levels of the organization and external contacts

    Locations: United States ; Pennsylvania; Erie, Grove City

    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.
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