Lead Structural Dynamics Engineer
GE Corporate 1,334 reviews - Niskayuna, NY

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Essential Responsibilities
The Vibrations Lab provides cutting-edge and state of the art solutions in the areas of acoustics and structural dynamics. The lab participates in cross-disciplinary teams for advanced development and design in the area of structural dynamics and structural mechanics of mechanical systems such as rotating machinery, medical equipment, process equipment and vibration based diagnostics. The lab focuses on aeromechanics of compressor and turbine airfoils, damping techniques, and forced response characterization under acoustic-structure and/or fluid-structure interaction in turbomachinery. As a Lead Structural Dynamics Engineer, you will perform research in the areas of theoretical and experimental modal analysis, forced response, mistuning analysis of bladed disks, damping techniques and analysis methods and airfoil vibration measurement techniques. You will develop and implement new computational and experimental procedures for mitigating structural noise & vibrations risks to industrial products through innovative mechanical design solutions including advanced dampers (passive or active). You will develop and communicate new concepts towards the above goals and validate those with laboratory scale prototype testing. You will:
  • Define & lead technical tasks in the area of structural dynamics on a multi-disciplinary project
  • Perform analysis and prediction of various GE industrial products like turbine blades, medical equipments like CT & MR machines, O&G drilling equipment.
  • Develop, assess and validate cutting-edge numerical and experimental techniques for determining physical characteristics and forced response of structures including airfoils and bladed disks (Numerical techniques can be analytical methods implemented in MATLAB or other software OR Ansys based structural dynamics analysis toolsets – including scripts in Ansys APDL)
  • Apply probabilistic methods to estimating forced response of structures
  • Work closely with global GE business product teams in the design, testing, implementation, and communication of structural dynamics analysis and experimental methods.
  • Work in teams – as an individual contributor - to meet tight deadlines that directly impact program or product schedule for customers.

  • Doctorate degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or related discipline with at least 2 years of post-degree experience OR Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or related discipline with at least 5 years of post-degree experience.
  • Strong analytical and experimental skills in structural mechanics and dynamics
  • Strong experience with commercial FE codes for vibration analysis, modal analysis and forced response.
  • Knowledge of modern computational analysis methods and programming using tools such as ANSYS macros and Matlab.
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals at the Masters level for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.
  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Niskayuna, NY.
  • Must be willing to take a drug test and submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process.
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • You must submit your application for employment on the careers page at www.gecareers.com to be considered.

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
  • Industrial or post-graduate experience with demonstrated hands-on experience in computational and/or experimental methods in aeromechanics and/or mechanical design of compressor &/or turbine airfoils or other industrial equipment.
  • Experience with probabilistic design methods and optimization techniques”
  • Research or industrial experience in advanced topics such as blade rubbing dynamics, mistuning of bladed disks and damping technologies for airfoils.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Proven ability to work across all technology disciplines/functions/levels as part of a team.
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
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