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Electromagnetic Engineer

  • GE Aviation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/24/2017 4:11:14 PM
  • 2824605
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Aviation Business & General Aviation & Integrated Systems
Location(s): United States ; New York; Norwich

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Role Summary:
The Electromagnetic Engineer (EE) must be capable of leading the electromagnetic design of assigned projects, and provide technical guidance to young engineers on electromagnetic principles and techniques. Projects will predominantly be high speed permanent magnet alternators and motors, but may include other machine types such as induction and wound field.

Essential Responsibilities:

The EE must have a thorough understanding of electromagnetic principles and analyses, and in particular the magnetic structure and relationships of electrical machines. The EE will use in-house and commercial design software to perform lumped parameter calculations, as well as Finite Element Analysis (FEA) as necessary. The EE will interact closely with other design functions including mechanical and design / drafting. The EE will coordinate the EMAG design with associated power electronics and regulators.

The Principal Duties & Responsibilities will include the following :

  • Perform electromagnetic design analyses and calculations as required
  • Lead new materials selection and development efforts to provide state-of-the-art technological advantages
  • Prepare and present analyses results to large groups of people
  • Review design results of young engineers for completeness and accuracy
  • Develop and implement standard design practices from lessons learned
  • Interpret and clarify customer technical expectations
  • Work with the Engineering Team to meet internal unit cost and develop cost targets
  • Define and maintain technical compliance to customer requirements
  • Meet schedule deadlines
  • Coordinate the technical design with other Unison resources in the execution of assigned projects, including Marketing, Manufacturing, Quality, Operations and the integrated product team
  • Write technical proposals and present technical information to customers
  • Provide direct support to manufacturing and assist in process development and control, improvement efforts, failure analysis, and problem solving

    Other Assignments may include :

  • Be the primary technical customer point of contact
  • Thermal analysis
  • Structural analysis
  • Cost reductions
  • Internal research & development
  • Resolution of field issues
  • Preparation of design & analysis reports
  • Other coordination and problem solving projects as assigned


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited university or college
  • Minimum of eight (8) years professional industry experience


  • Ability and availability to travel up to 20% (Domestic and International)

    Desired Characteristics:

  • Advanced degree from an accredited university or college - would be a plus
  • Obtain Six Sigma Green Belt Certification within 1 year
  • Experience in product design / analysis or product development leadership is highly desirable
  • Background in the aerospace or heavy industrial marketplace either in manufacturing or an engineering discipline
  • Strong materials background in magnet and magnetic properties
  • Strong technical aptitude, including applicable engineering tools and systems
  • Solid oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

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    The Norwich facility provides product & design engineering, new product manufacturing, repair, overhaul, and technical support for customers. Major product lines include Power generation and control systems for gas turbine engines, metal encased ignition leads, sensors, space ignition systems, and satellite harnesses. Less than an hour and a half from Syracuse and 2 hours from the state capital of Albany, NY our Norwich location employs a multitalented workforce of 300+ employees who also live in the picturesque surroundings of upstate NY. The local landscape provides miles of land on which to enjoy outdoor activities such as cross-country skiing, hunting, hiking, boating & snowmobiling. See why we love Norwich!

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    Locations: United States ; New York; Norwich

    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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