Gas Turbine Combustion – Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Greenville, South Carolina
25 Oct 2016
06 Dec 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
The Senior Mechanical Design Engineer will design, develop and test World-Class Gas Turbine Engine Combustion Systems that deliver industry leading durability, performance, cost, operability, and customer value in a fast-paced, inspiring global team environment that values collaboration and transparent candid communication.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Lead the design, development, testing, and analysis of advanced technology gas turbine combustion components and systems considering cost, performance, operability, reliability, and emissions
  • Provide experience-based technical guidance, coaching, and oversight to gas-turbine mechanical engineers working on designs for new gas-turbines and improvement to existing gas-turbines
  • Innovate to solve mechanical problems that drive best-in-the-world gas-turbine performance while meeting durability and reliability challenges on industrial gas turbine engines for power generation
  • Develop solutions using CAD and communication with Product Definition Engineers
  • Utilize hand calculations and FEA to optimize designs against acceptance criteria and communicate clearly to design team leaders, effectively documenting and presenting results
  • Conduct testing of components and systems to validate the design
  • Oversee and review calculations and test results of gas-turbine engineers
  • Guide, coach, and support engineers across the globe and with internal / external design and manufacturing teams to meet schedule and delivery targets
  • Develop and protect the Intellectual Property rights of GE


  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering
  • Minimum of 7 years of engineering experience with demonstrated product development experience
This role requires use of technical data subject to U.S. Government export restrictions and this posting is only for U.S. Persons (U.S. Citizens, lawful permanent residents and protected individuals (e.g., certain refugees and asylees)). GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

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

  • Strong interpersonal and team leadership skills
  • Demonstrated strong mechanical-design fundamentals
  • Gas Turbine Component and System Design Experience (Compressor, Combustion, or Turbine)
  • High-temperature mechanical design and finite-element analysis experience
  • Unigraphics (UG) experience or similar CAD / CAE system
  • Experience with GD&T

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