Research Engineer - Electric Machine Controls - Aerospace Resea 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 As a Research Engineer involved in the control of electronic power converters and electrical machines, you will work in a collaborative team environment. You will be contributing to the development of advanced machine system concepts as well as their implementation for application to power generation, aircraft engine systems, locomotive, and electric and hybrid vehicle applications. As part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will contribute to the planning, development, and transition of technologies from concept to products and/or services for GE internal and external clients.
Aerospace Research will continue to play a vital role in supporting the industry through a historic recovery while shaping the future of flight. We invent the future of flight, lift people up and bring them home safely. Our commitment to lead the industry, to keep safe the flying public and the armed forces, and to lift up one another and our communities, remains our north star. Our purpose is what ties us to one another and gives meaning to our work. Job Description Roles and Responsibilities Work with customers to identify key system requirements.
Determine control system requirements by studying system and customer requirements.
Use system simulation tools, such as MATLAB, Simulink, and PLECS, to validate and refine control algorithms for a wide array of electric machines to ensure the system will perform in a manner consistent with the requirements.
Integrate the output of finite element analysis and other machine design software to determine and implement machine parameters within the system model.
Work closely with the electrical machine design team to make sure the physical machine meets requirements.
Develop and implement test procedures for electrical machine systems and document performance characteristics.
Deliver effective presentations, reports, and publications to Global Research, GE Businesses, government agencies, professional societies, and peer-reviewed journals. Required Qualifications Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field with at least 3 years of experience, with primary focus in controls applied to electric machines.
In-depth knowledge of electrical machines and their controls, including electromagnetic, thermal as well as mechanical technology aspects.
Experience in developing and implementing modulation strategies for electronic power converters.
Experience in a wide variety of machine topologies
Expertise in simulation tools such as finite elements, MATLAB (Simulink) and others such as PLECS.
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
Must be 18 years or older
You must submit your application for employment on the careers page at to be considered. Desired Characteristics Strong interpersonal skills.
Strong analytical skills.
Ability to work across all functions/levels as part of a global team.
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Strong ties to the external technical community.
Entrepreneurial inclination The salary range for this position is $80,000 - $150,000 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. 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