Rolling Element Bearings and Rotating Components Engineer
GE Corporate 1,338 reviews - Niskayuna, NY

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Essential Responsibilities

The qualified individual will join the rotating machines team in the Machinery Mechanics Lab, which is responsible for performing mechanical design and advanced development in the area of drive train system components, system dynamics, mechanical system design, and integration for rotating machinery. Essential responsibilities include the design, analysis and testing of rotating components (bearings, gears, couplings and rotors), analysis of machine dynamics and rotating structures, and the integration of rotating components into prototype electrical and turbomachinery. Applications include fossil and renewable power generation and storage, gas compression and gas/liquid pumping, electric machines and drives, and propulsion systems for land and air transport.

You will:
Be a team member of mechanical, electrical, thermal and aero engineers, at GE Global Research, GE business units, as well as other multidisciplinary teams in the conceptual design of rotating machinery

Execute on critical technologies to enable high performance rotating machines working with internal and business engineering teams as well as outside vendors and research institutes.

Design, develop and validate rotating components such as bearings (Rolling Element), gear trains and rotors working on your own and with vendors.

Drive the development of advanced technology to increase the capability and efficiency of rotating components for advanced applications

Participate in the procurement, build up and testing of prototype rotating machinery from the design phase through the validation testing phase for the evaluation of mechanical and thermal performance

Effectively communicate results by preparing written reports and making presentations describing analyses performed, solutions developed, and value obtained.

With guidance, develop mechanical and interdisciplinary design efforts with responsibility for design, development and validation of rotating and stationary mechanical hardware in electrical machines and turbomachinery

Help develop procurement, build up and testing of prototype rotating machinery from the concept phase through the validation testing phase for the evaluation of mechanical, thermal and electrical performance

Possess technical expertise with ability to respond to short term technical issues.

Attend customer meetings and provide design results as needed to communicate with the customer on project status.

understand and follow external developments in rotating machinery technology and rotating components


Doctorate Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or Applied Mechanics in rolling element bearing technology, rotating component design and rotating machinery OR Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or Applied Mechanics in rolling element bearing technology, rotating component design and rotating machinery with at least 5 years industrial experience

Experience with the design, analysis and testing of rolling element bearing including computational tools and design standards used in the design of rolling element bearings and other rotating components.

Analytical capability in assessing the stress, lubrication and performance prediction of rolling element bearings and other rotating components.

Familiarity with procurement, buildup and testing of rotating hardware including hardware, instrumentation and test procedures, and dynamic data acquisition and signal processing

Design expertise in rotating components including conceptual and detailed design, validation and test and product implementation.

Experience with product design constraints, manufacturing techniques and material processing selections in turbomachinery and electrical machines.

Experience in conceptual design, build up and validation of full scale rotating machinery incorporating new or experimental technology

Experience in conceiving, developing and carrying out experiments in rotating component hardware and transferring component level tests into full scale hardware solutions

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 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

Interpersonal, leadership and communication skills in a global team environment.

Experience with drive train concepts and hardware for transportation, propulsion and/or energy generation and conversion applications

Experience with rotating machine dynamics and lubrication systems

Experience in high speed gears and bearings and planetary gear systems

Familiarity with manufacturing processes and materials used in bearings, gears and other rotating components

Component and sub-system Finite Element Analysis

Experience with materials and manufacturing techniques used in rotating components including alloys and coatings as well as grinding, finishing and hardening methods.

Strong interpersonal skills.

Strong analytical skills.

Ability to work across all functions/levels as part of a team.

Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

This position is eligible for The Employee Referral Program

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