Advanced Lead Engineer - Aerodynamics & Thermal Lab with Security Clearance

GE Aerospace
Cincinnati, Ohio
Jun 12, 2024
Jul 10, 2024
Position Type
Engineer, Manager / Leader
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Description Summary Activities aimed at proving a concept to be valid or technically feasible by the application of scientific and engineering methodologies. Work in this family typically has the objective of demonstrating through test or analyses the performance and implementation potential of a concept Impacts departmental operations and responsible for planning/execution. The role has some autonomy but is focused on execution of activities within an operating discipline covered by standard functional practices and procedures. Some judgment may be required but this is typically with guidance. Job Description Role Summary The Engineer - Aero-Thermal Lab plans and conducts tests to explore aerodynamics and heat transfer of key parts in the engine. The lab supports the next-gen commercial and military engines as well as continual improvements to engines already in production. Test campaigns in the lab validate technologies to reduce environmental impact of commercial engines and increase capability of military engines. In this role, you will be responsible for planning and executing aero or thermal component test campaigns in support of all GEA engine programs, as well as development of advanced measurement techniques. The engineer will take a communicated need from a GE engine program, determine a test method to achieve it, design the test rig, and execute the test. Throughout this process the engineer will direct their own actions as well as those of technicians and contractors. They will use their experience or expertise to solve problems. Roles and Responsibilities The GE Aviation Aerothermal Technology Labs are responsible for experimental evaluation of aerodynamic and thermodynamic performance on turbomachinery components in support of all GE Aviation engine programs, as well as, development of advanced aerothermal measurement techniques. There are 3 primary functions in the Aerothermal Technology Labs: Aerodynamic Technology Lab- Aerodynamic performance evaluation using scaled simulations of fans, compressors, and turbines Thermal Technology Lab - Evaluation of heat transfer and cooling performance of combustors, turbines, and exhaust components Advanced Measurements - Development of advanced aerodynamic and thermal experimental measurement techniques In the role of Engineer - Aero-Thermal Lab, you will be responsible to lead experimental component test evaluation efforts within the Aero-Thermal Lab and at partner organizations, measuring aerodynamic and thermal performance of various turbomachinery components. In addition, the Engineer - Aero-Thermal Lab will: Execute the design, analysis, or evaluation of assigned individual and team projects using sound engineering principles and adhering to business standards, practices, procedures, and product / program requirements
Provide technical leadership to personnel / cross functional teams supporting the assigned project
Implement plans with guidance to meet technical requirements of assigned components and systems
Develop action plans with guidance to respond to issues / problems
Lead or participate on teams assigned to address organizational initiatives and generic issues
Recommend, with guidance, the approach to meet the technical and program requirements
Participate and present or review in technical and program reviews
Assure proper documentation of technical data generated for the assigned projects and / or tasks consistent with engineering policies and procedures Qualifications/Requirements Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or other relevant field
5+ years direct work experience in lab setting studying relevant technology
- PHd or Master's degree & work experience acceptable in lieu of full 3 years
Participation in engineering tests in an academic or company environment
Familiarity with CAD/Solid modeling of mechanical components
Familiarity with fundamentals of aerodynamics and heat transfer
Experience with data reduction and analysis via Excel, Matlab, or similar
Ability to lift 25 lbs unassisted Desired Characteristics 1+ years experience supervising technical work of lab technicians or other test engineers
Be willing and capable of working in a physical testing environment at various locations
Ability and willingness to travel as required to testing locations
Experience with experimental aerodynamic and/or thermal measurement techniques in a lab / test environment
Experience with Labview or other data acquisition system
Demonstrated ability to design, set up, and troubleshoot complex systems
Demonstrated experience applying measurement techniques