Research Engineer - Combustion - Aerospace Research with Security Clearance

GE Aerospace
Schenectady, New York
Dec 01, 2023
Dec 06, 2023
Position Type
Engineer, Scientist, Research
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Description Summary GE Aerospace Researchers tackle the most challenging problems through multi-disciplinary teams where Physical and Digital technology intersect and lead to truly inventive outcomes. Together, we create and sustain differentiated solutions to maintain competitive advantages for GE Aerospace businesses and external customers, such as Edison Works, Commercial Engines and Systems, Military Systems, the U.S. Department of Defense. Job Description As a Research Engineer - Combustion, you will be a member of a world-class team that is focused on developing cutting-edge aircraft engine combustion technology and new technology relevant to advanced air-breathing propulsion systems. You will perform research and development of combustion technology and systems that will support GE Aerospace. Essential Responsibilities: You will work in a team carrying out research and development of next generation combustion technology for low-emissions and sustainable aircraft engines and other high-speed air-breathing propulsion systems. In this role you will:
Work with technicians and engineers to design and install new experimental hardware;
Perform high-pressure and temperature combustion experiments and analyze results;
Work with other engineers in developing new combustion models and analysis tools;
Lead cutting edge research in high-speed propulsion;
Work in multidisciplinary teams to tackle the difficult challenges of hypersonic flight;
Work as part of a team executing on multi-generation technology programs to enable future design advancements. Support/contribute to generation of intellectual property for GE Aerospace Qualifications/Requirements: Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or related disciplines OR Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or related disciplines with at least 5 years of relevant experience.
Knowledge of combustion, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and combustion chemistry.
Background in planning, preparing, and performing combustion experiments or theoretical analysis.
Ability to investigate, model and provide critical insight into complex physical phenomena.
Ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team Excellent communication skills and ability to interface with supporting functions, senior leaders, and customers with clarity and confidence Due to the nature of the duties of this position, this role requires the individual to obtain and maintain US Government Security Clearance; prerequisite for a security clearance is U.S. citizenship.
Must be willing to work out of an office located in Niskayuna, NY Desired Characteristics: Background in aircraft engine combustion and emissions, including: fuel/air premixing systems, autoignition, flame propagation in complex fuel mixtures, combustion kinetics & chemistry, thermo-acoustic instabilities (combustion dynamics), design and evaluation of new combustion systems, and modeling of combustion systems.
Peer reviewed journal publications. Experience in establishing and working with high-pressure, high-temperature combustion experiments and facilities. The salary range for this position is $80,000 - $150,00 USD annually . The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate's experience, their education, and the work location. GE provides a comprehensive benefits package that provides access to plans which support the overall wellbeing of our employees and their dependents. These benefits include, but are not limited to, health care coverage (medical, dental, vision, pharmacy), a retirement plan that includes Company Retirement Savings and a 401K with Company matching, Life Insurance options, Disability coverage, paid time-off, EAP, and more. This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3 due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment. 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 scree