Senior Ceramic Engineer

Schenectady, New York
29 Oct 2016
13 Dec 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
As Senior Ceramic Engineer within the Casting Development Center, you will be part of a cross-functional team that develops and implements advanced ceramic 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 Senior Ceramic Engineer, you will:
  • Development and implementation of advanced ceramic core and shell 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 advanced ceramic systems and processes that will be used in production of ceramic cores and shells
  • Demonstrate ownership and become a subject matter expert (SME) of core/shell systems and processes
  • Partner with the Global Research Center, Advanced Manufacturing Works Team, and Engineering to implement improved core and shell systems
  • Create and execute plans to develop and qualify internal manufacturing operations and/or external suppliers in order to meet new product / technology introduction fulfillment and quality
  • Evaluate new product needs and develop advanced technology roadmaps including technology solutions, P / E investment, and overall technology strategy
  • Ensure ceramic 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 Ceramic Engineering, Materials Science, or discipline field from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in process development, manufacturing, or related experience

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

  • PhD or Master's Degree in Ceramic Engineering, Materials Science, or related technical discipline from an accredited college or university or a minimum of 12 years of experience in manufacturing
  • Experience with wet and dry ceramic processing, ceramic forming techniques, de-binding and sintering of oxide ceramics, kiln operations, phase equilibria, thermo-mechanical properties of ceramics, ceramic machining, and characterization
  • Knowledge of investment casting 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
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