Research Engineer - Materials Behavior
GE Corporate
Niskayuna, NY

About $84,000 - $110,000 a year

Role Summary:
As a Research Engineer - Materials Behavior, you will be directly responsible for both the design of environmental and mechanical testing experiments and the hands-on testing of new structural materials and coatings being developed for applications in aircraft propulsion and power generation. In this role, you will implement the latest technology and test methodologies to understand materials behavior in various operating environments and will support key material development programs across GE.

Essential Responsibilities:You will:
Develop and apply test methods for complex environmental and mechanical tests of new structural materials and coatings.
Implement experimental methods to simulate operating environments, such as nuclear reactors and aircraft engines.
Incorporate the latest technology and test methodologies to enhance the understanding of new structural materials (metals, ceramics, composites) and coatings.
Define and execute numerous, concurrent test campaigns to support some of GE’s most important material development programs.
Interact and collaborate with materials behavior experts and materials development teams across GE.

PhD in Mechanical Engineering, or Materials Science or related field or MS degree +2 years of related experience or Bachelors degree with 4+ years of related experience.
Demonstrated experience as an innovative experimentalist with hands-on experience in environmental and/or mechanical testing of structural materials.
Experience programming and operating mechanical test frames, pressure systems and high-temperature furnaces.
Experience with data acquisition from multiple sources (e.g., displacement, load, pressure, temperature).
Familiarity with the properties and behavior of various classes of structural materials (metals, ceramics, composites).
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work independently and in large multidisciplinary teams.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 18 years or older.
You must submit your application for employment on the careers page at

Desired Characteristics:
Contributions to the field of experimental mechanics (conference presentations, journal publications).
Experience with characterization of the corrosion resistance of materials and/or coatings.
Experience with advanced in-situ monitoring methods (e.g., digital image correlation, acoustic emission).
Familiarity with the behavior of advanced alloys.
Familiarity with the behavior of fiber-reinforced composites (PMCs and/or CMCs).
Knowledge of statistical analysis, data analytics, and/or machine learning methods.
Programming skills (MATLAB, R or Python).

About Us:
GE (NYSE:GE) drives the world forward by tackling its biggest challenges. By combining world-class engineering with software and analytics, GE helps the world work more efficiently, reliably, and safely. GE people are global, diverse and dedicated, operating with the highest integrity and passion to fulfill GE’s mission and deliver for our customers.
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, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

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 drug screen (as applicable). 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 Locations:
United States;New York;Niskayuna;