Staff Engineer - Commercial CMC Shroud Design Job at GE Aviation, Evendale, OH

  • GE Aviation
  • Evendale, OH

Job Description

Job Description Summary

This role is within the Commercial Ceramic Matrix Composite (CMC) Mechanical Design team in GE Aerospace’s Engineering Division. The team is responsible for the design and development of CMC components within the High-Pressure-Turbine (HPT) and Combustor Module of the GE9X and LEAP Commercial Turbofan engines.

As the Staff Engineer, you will serve as the lead for projects focused on durability maturation, fleet support, and certification programs for our CMC HPT Shrouds. Your responsibilities will involve organizing and collaborating with cross-functional teams, including mechanical design and analysis, materials engineering, data science, manufacturing, quality, and program management. You will serve as a project manager and technical mentor for a small team of mechanical design engineers, and you will be accountable to driving milestone completion. Other responsibilities for this role may include supporting component delivery efforts, assisting engine test assemblies, and improving component producibility through design and manufacturing changes.

Your technical expertise will be crucial in iterating on existing processes and design, while also providing mentorship to early-career individuals in engineering. In this position, you will have a moderate level of autonomy, which will require high levels of operational judgement. As the Staff Engineer, you will contribute significant input into setting your priorities and the priorities of the shroud design team. While executing tasks, you will need to continue in assessing your and your team’s capabilities and seek guidance from your supervisor and technical mentors as necessary.

This role presents an exciting opportunity to make significant impact on the design and innovation of GE Aerospace’s products.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Execute the design, analysis, or evaluation of assigned projects using sound engineering principles and adhering to business standards, practices, procedures, and product / program requirements. Act as interface between mechanical design and systems engineering teams.

  • Develop specialized knowledge of hot section design, CMC design, and module integration. Have awareness as to how work of own team contributes to our commercial programs, future programs, and the CMC IPT. Foster awareness of market trends, competition, and how products are differentiated. Serve as a resource for executing best practices and delivering work considered high quality.

  • Contributes towards strategy, policy development, and invention disclosures for CMC and hot section technologies. Have working knowledge of competition and the factors that differentiate them in the market.

  • Use judgment to make decisions or solve moderately complex tasks or problems in areas component design, manufacturing, and program management. May use multiple internal and limited external sources outside of own team to arrive at decisions.

  • Manage project plans and action plans for executing on component durability, producibility, delivery, and cost objectives. Lead cross-functional teams through completion of deliverables. Communicate schedule pressures and delegate tasks appropriately.

  • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience. May lead small projects with moderate risks and resource requirements. Explains difficult or sensitive information; works to build consensus. Develop persuasion skills required to influence others on topics within field.

Required Characteristics:

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Materials Engineering, or related STEM field from an accredited university

  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in design engineering

Desired Characteristics:

  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Materials Engineering, or related STEM field from an accredited university

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills; experience in influencing and leading small teams

  • Excellent communication and technical documentation skills

  • Proven ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously with demonstrated project management expertise

  • Effective problem-solving, analytical skills, and ability to make appropriate risk-based decisions

  • Ability to mentor others in resolving complex problems

  • Proficiency in CAD software (Unigraphics NX), GD&T, and assembly stack-ups

  • Prior involvement working and leading RCCAs/TOPS8Ds

  • Composite design and/or manufacturing experience

  • Non-conformance review, or Material Review Board (MRB) experience


This role requires access to U.S. export-controlled information. If applicable, final offers will be contingent on ability to obtain authorization for access to U.S. export-controlled information from the U.S. Government.

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).

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

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