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Research Engineer - Structural Mechanics/Dynamics

General Electric
Niskayuna, NY 12309
Role Summary:As a Research Engineer - Structural Mechanics/Dynamics in the Mechanics and Design Organization, you will perform research, design, and development in structural optimization, structural dynamics, and/or related areas to develop and implement innovative mechanical design solutions for a wide variety of applications across the GE businesses.

Essential Responsibilities:

You will:

+ Collaborate with engineers at Global Research and the GE business units in the conceptual design, analysis and validation of new mechanical components and systems with a wide variety of material compositions (e.g., metals, composites, additive or other complex multi-material structures).

+ Define analysis requirements and develop and execute numerical methods and models using proprietary and commercial FEA solvers, analysis systems and databases to predict the transient response of components under complex loading.

+ Participate in the definition and execution of validation tests to improve accuracy of the resulting mechanical and thermal prediction tools and rigorously compare design predictions to experimental data when validating newly developed methodologies.

+ Participate in technology roadmapping and competitive assessment to drive new technology programs in computational or experimental methods in the design and lifing of machinery and equipment.

+ Provide technical guidance and direction across the group to grow overall technical capability and product knowledge in technical focus areas.

+ Serve as a technical resource to resolve key, short term high risk technical issues in technical focus areas.

+ Deliver effective presentations, reports and publications to engineering staff, GE businesses and external agencies.


+ Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Aerospace Engineering, or related discipline with a strong background in structural design and analysis, or a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Aerospace Engineering, or related disciplines with at least 3 years of experience in structural design and analysis in an industrial environment.

+ Strong technical skills in solid mechanics, composite mechanics and finite element methods with commercial packages such as ANSYS (including advanced meshing tools and non-linear analysis) and/or LS-Dyna.

+ Clear evidence of passion, innovation and creativity.

+ Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines; execution mindset and sense of urgency.

+ Strong verbal and written communication skills, teamwork skills and ability to form and work in cross-functional and cross-organizational teams.

+ Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals at the Masters level for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

+ Must be willing to work out of an office located in Niskayuna, NY.

+ Must be 18 years or older.

+ You must submit your application for employment on the careers page at www.gecareers.com to be considered.

Desired Characteristics:

+ Demonstrated experience with implicit and explicit commercial FE codes.

+ Experienced with structural optimization and commercial codes such as Optistruct or Ansys.

+ Experience with impact and progressive damage simulations.

+ Experience in fabrication and testing of composite structures.

+ Experience with design and optimization for additive manufacturing.

+ Demonstrated project leadership experience including successful track record of completing deliverables.

+ Experience with product design constraints, manufacturing techniques and material processing selections in turbomachinery, electrical machines, or large-scale mechanical or electrical systems

+ Experience with parametric, feature-based geometric modeling, hands-on experience with commercial and CAD packages (UniGraphics, Pro-Engineer, etc.)

+ Strong analytical skills.

About Us:GE Research is GE's innovation engine where new ideas are originated, developed and productized to create a better world and deliver differentiated products across the company's industrial portfolio. These products span the aviation, power, transportation and health care sectors.

Today, we're a forward leaning, interdisciplinary organization, matching world-class innovation with market insights and industry connections to move faster and deliver better outcomes for GEs businesses and customers.

We continue a strong track record in innovation and invention that began with our company's founder, Thomas Edison. GE scientists and engineers have distinguished themselves over time, amassing tens of thousands of patents, two Nobel prizes in chemistry and physics, and a list of inventions that have defined and redefined generation after generation.

This rich legacy of delivering transformative innovation is thriving now more than ever.

Discover how were seeing, moving and creating the future at https://www.ge.com/research/, meet our innovation giants at https://www.ge.com/research/people, search our open positions at http://twitter.com/geresearchjobs, and connect with us on our social channels at https://twitter.com/GEResearch and https://www.linkedin.com/company/geresearch/.

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, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications: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).Additional Locations:United States;New York;Niskayuna;


Posted: 2019-08-14 Expires: 2019-09-15

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General Electric
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