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Material and Equipment Process Engineer at General Electric

Material and Equipment Process Engineer

General Electric Schenectady, NY Full-Time
Job Description Summary

GE Research is a world leader in the development of Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs). As a Material and Process engineer on our Ceramics and Composites team you will support research and development of advanced ceramic materials and processing for a broad range of current and future GE products. You will be responsible for operating and maintaining our CMC process systems including furnace and reactor systems for chemical vapor infiltration (CVI), Chemical Vapor Infiltrations (CVD), and Melt Infiltration.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

* Assist in the development of new ceramic material systems
* Operate and maintain ceramic processing equipment including furnaces, reactors, and vacuum systems
* Troubleshoot and oversee the repair of furnace and vacuum systems
* Process structural and functional ceramic materials
* Perform basic characterization such as particle size measurement, microscopy, and viscosity
* Perform testing on advanced ceramic materials
* Invent and patent when appropriate

Required Qualifications

* MS in Ceramic Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, or related discipline; or Bachelor's degree with greater than 5 years' experience in ceramic processing or vacuum and furnace systems.
* Familiarity with ceramic processing
* Ability to troubleshoot process equipment
* Understanding of furnace systems including operation and components (including elements, temperature measurement, controllers, and insulation)
* Experience with mechanical vacuum equipment such as roughing pumps and blowers
* Experience with material processing and characterization
* Demonstrated ability to learn new areas of research
* Ability to work with diverse, high-paced teams
* Willing to work government funded programs
* Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals, now or in the future, for this job opening.
* Because of the specific categories of data handled by GE Research and the structure of our work environment, we are unable to accommodate employment of persons while they are considered nationals of embargoed countries subject to restriction under the US Export Administration Regulations (EAR), 15 CFR Section 746 et seq. (currently North Korea, Syria, Iran, Cuba, and Sudan). Please note that citizens of embargoed countries who have either "U.S. person" status under U.S. export control laws or subsequent citizenship from a non-embargoed country can be considered.
* 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 to be considered.

Desired Characteristics

* Experience in material and processing for bulk ceramics, additive ceramics, ceramic matrix composites, or ceramic coatings
* Experience with high temperature chemical vapor deposition or infiltration (CVD or CVI) equipment
* Experience with high temperature vacuum and inert atmosphere furnaces
* Experience with other processing equipment such as spray dryers and ball mills
* Experience in repairing furnaces, including vacuum furnaces
* Experience in characterization and testing of ceramics
* Experience with statistical analysis, data analytics, and statistical process control
* Demonstrated passion for hands on work
* Demonstrated ability to adapt to new processes
* Demonstrated ability to solve complex technical problems
* Excellent communication skills

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.

Additional Information

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 conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

As a federal government contractor, GE may in the future be required to have U.S. employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Some GE customers currently have vaccination mandates that may apply to GE employees.

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

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