Senior Test Engineer – Fleet and Prototype Test Engineering

Greenville, South Carolina
13 Oct 2016
18 Nov 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Leads the integration of design, manufacturing, service, and test requirements into the planning and build of new product test articles and associated hardware.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Prepares and leads design reviews, test readiness reviews, and participates in the engineering tollgate process.
  • Leads and coordinates with design engineering, manufacturing, field services, and customers to ensure tests are planned and executed flawlessly.
  • Responsible for the design and implementation of all product modifications for the purpose of testing with a focus on high temperature, high stress, and high speed components.
  • Leads the execution of the test program ensuring tests are completed safely with data integrity.
  • Creates and reviews drawings and specifications for the products and test articles.
  • Designs & implements diverse, state of the art high speed, high temperature measurement systems.
  • Develops the method of signal delivery to the data acquisition systems.
  • Develops test product installation and operational procedures across the product line.
  • Procures all necessary equipment, parts, and material and manages the associated suppliers.
  • Ensures that multiple schedules and budgets (in excess of $1MM) are met in support of engineering programs.
  • Designs and operates auxiliaries to provide power, cooling, lubrication, structural, and safety measures for mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Dispositions all nonconforming equipment, parts, and material, during the manufacturing and commissioning phases.
  • Leads cross functional teams of 5 to 30 engineers, scientists, and technical specialists.
  • Hands on support in the preparation of test articles and in the execution of the test programs.


  • BS Mechanical, Electrical, or Aerospace Engineering, or a related engineering/physical science.
  • 8 years of experience in a related field in a test, design, manufacturing, or field engineering role.
  • Willingness to travel globally to support field tests or supplier activities required.
  • Position requires work in and around large industrial systems at customer sites or in GE laboratories.

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 background investigation and drug screen.

Desired Characteristics

  • MS in Engineering.
  • BB/GB certified.
  • Experience in power generating turbines or power plants, jet engines, or other turbo machinery.
  • Working knowledge of engineering software and proficient in the use of PC-based computer software.
  • Excellent engineering technical skills. Proficient in fluid dynamics, heat transfer, mechanics of materials, mechanical measurements, and electrical measurement theory. Ability to take theory to practice and be a creative problem solver.
  • Strong desire to build project management skills with a technical writing and process mindset.
  • Gas turbine or turbo machinery design, manufacturing, and / or testing experience.
  • Ability to lead others and positively motivate team members.

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