Process Engineer - Casting

Schenectady, New York
03 Oct 2016
14 Jan 2017
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
As Process Engineer - Casting, you will be part of a cross-functional team that develops and implements advanced alloys and processes for investment casting. This role will initially focus on development of processes and operations related to the Advanced Blade Cooling initiative.

Essential Responsibilities

As the Process Engineer - Casting, you will:
  • Development and implementation of advanced alloys and technologies for the casting of advanced airfoil designs within a newly formed casting development facility
  • Be ready to leverage and scale approaches being worked by GE Global Research, Advanced Manufacturing Works, and GE Aviation, along with strong interaction with Design engineering and externally sourced processes
  • Be part of an
    interdisciplinary team of process engineers, designers, and materials scientists that will develop game-changing processes and technologies
  • Evaluate and develop alloys and processes that will be used in production of cast airfoil components
  • Demonstrate ownership and become a subject matter expert (SME) of casting processes and resultant microstructures and properties
  • Partner with the Global Research Center, Advanced Manufacturing Works
    Team, and Engineering to implement improved casting alloys and processes
  • Create and execute plans to develop and qualify internal manufacturing operations and/or external suppliers
  • Evaluate new product needs and develop advanced technology roadmaps including technology solutions, P / E investment, and overall technology strategy
  • Ensure alloy systems and process changes are validated, risks are quantified, and cost impacts have been assessed prior to implementation
  • Be responsible for on-time and on-budget development of quality components
  • Provide technical guidance and solutions to optimize cost competitiveness, quality, and cycle time of products
  • Ensure proper documentation of technical data is generated for the assigned projects and/or tasks consistent with engineering policies and procedures
  • Participate as a reviewer in technical and program reviews
  • Mentor others in the organization


  • Bachelor's Degree in Metallurgy, Materials Science, or related discipline from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in process development, manufacturing, or related experience in investment casting

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

  • Master's Degree in Metallurgy, Materials Science, or related technical discipline from an accredited college or university or a minimum of 7 years experience in manufacturing
  • Prior experience with investment casting, solidification processes, microstructural characterization and inspection
  • Knowledge of directionally solidification and single crystal processes, metrology and inspection techniques
  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to drive projects to completion
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Effective at managing multiple priorities under tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated strong attention to detail and problem solving skills
  • Ability and willingness to work effectively as part of a high performance, cross-functional team to drive impactful results
  • Understanding of safety, cost, and schedule risk mitigation for new processes and technologies
  • Six Sigma training or equivalent Quality training