Mechanical Engineer-Thermal Systems

GE - Niskayuna, NY

Posted 816 days ago
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GE Corporate

Business Segment:
Global Research

About Us:
At GE Global Research, we are looking for researchers like you who have an unrelenting passion for technology development.

The Thermal Systems Organization is a global organization that develops innovative, cutting-edge thermal technologies for all of GE’s businesses. Virtually every physical product GE sells is somehow limited by heat. For example, the life of jet engine blades is directly limited by the temperatures of the exotic materials used, the cost and life of LED lamps depends on the semiconductor junction temperature, and the overall achievable efficiency of an energy cycle correlates with temperature. Researchers in Bangalore, Munich, and Niskayuna have in-depth knowledge of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, system engineering, and related disciplines.

Turbine Thermal Physics and Measurements Laboratory conducts research in collaboration with GE businesses such as Aviation and Energy. Current areas of research include optical measurement systems for solids and gases, turbine heat transfer coefficient predictions, film cooling, and conjugate heat transfer, and 1D, 2D and 3D design tool development.

You will report to the Manager, Turbine Thermal Physics and Measurements Laboratory.

At GE Global Research we redefine what’s possible, finding answers to some of the world’s toughest problems. Find out more at , and connect with our technologists at and

Posted Position Title:
Mechanical Engineer-Thermal Systems

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Function Segment:
Research - Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

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Role Summary/Purpose:
As a Mechanical Engineer-Thermal Systems, you will be a member of the Turbine Thermal Physics and Measurements Laboratory working to develop technologies and tools for turbine heat transfer design and thermal measurement techniques. This position will target Energy and Propulsion business and research applications.

Essential Responsibilities:
This role may include responsibilities in (1) developing and implementing physics-based computational fluid dynamics and thermal design methodologies (2) using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) tools to investigate complex aerothermodynamics of energy and propulsion devices (3) developing new techniques and instruments for measuring gas and metal temperatures (4) developing novel aero-thermal performance enhancement technologies.

As a Mechanical Engineer-Thermal Systems, you will:
  • Define, create, implement and validate state-of-the-art numerical methods focused on solving turbomachinery heat transfer problems
  • Develop aero and heat transfer tools and processes to enable world class aero-thermal design speed and performance, including detailed validation
  • Develop measurement methodologies to measure temperature and heat flux in energy and propulsion systems
  • Use both proprietary and commercial CFD solvers, analysis systems and databases, in your investigation of relevant fluid-dynamics phenomena to solve problems and invent technologies for next-gen systems
  • Be responsible for defining analysis and testing requirements based on specifications of customer needs, and executing the implementation of technical methods to facilitate the requirements.

    • Doctorate degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Applied Mathematics or related disciplines OR Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Applied Mathematics or related disciplines with at least 3 years of relevant engineering experience.
    • Demonstrated experience with fluid dynamics, relevant expertise in numerical modeling of aerothermodynamic flow phenomena and in engineering software development.
    • Knowledge and proficiency in Fortran or C++.
    • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals 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 through 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:
      • Doctorate degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or Applied Mathematics
      • At least 2 years of experience in development and application of CFD for aerodynamics, heat transfer and high energy flows.
      • Graduate level experience in numerical methods and CFD; demonstrated ability to develop advanced CFD codes (e.g., 3D Navier Stokes solvers)
      • At least 2 years of experience in engineering software development.
      • At least 2 years of experience with commercial CFD packages (pre-processing, CAD model set-up, gridding, solver, analysis, post-processing) ex. CFX, FLUENT. Previous experience with CAD modeling (Unigraphics) and grid generation packages (ICEM CFD)
      • Experience in the development of thermal measurement technologies, including but not limited to pyrometry and thermal imaging
      • Experienced in large eddy simulations (LES) of transitional and turbulent flow
      • Proficiency in Fortran and C++.
      • Strong analytical skills.
      • Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills.
      • Ability to work across all functions/levels as part of a team.
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
      • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines. Equal Opportunity Employer

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