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Lead Test Engineer - Engine Starting Products

  • GE Aviation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 12/7/2017 11:48:53 AM
  • 2945305
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Aviation Business & General Aviation & Integrated Systems
Location(s): United States; Ohio; Dayton, Vandalia

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Role Summary:
The Lead Test Engineer - Engine Starting Products will provide support for, and be a critical contributor to the Unison starting products engineering group and production operation. You will interface between the engineering design and project teams, hourly support personnel, and customer facing contributors to design, set up and execute a variety of tests and analyses involving systems, subsystems, and components of high speed rotating equipment.

Essential Responsibilities:

In addition you will :

  • Establish and enact test plans for turbine and power transmission subassemblies and complete starter assemblies both on-site and on customer site testing

  • Lead technical personnel in all aspects of engineering test validation

  • Create and manage overall scheduling for assigned tests

  • Make technical decisions by applications of specialized knowledge / skills

  • Analyze data test results and assist in preparation of necessary summary documentation

  • Perform and analyze basic and advanced testing and analysis to support design and development and test objectives

  • Participate in recurring, cooperative test planning, and reporting activities;

  • Participate in technology and program level reviews

  • Take direction from Design and Project Leads and the Test Group Leader

  • Provide hands-on support to the technical teams through preparation and execution of test programs and test set-up and test execution

  • Develop test plans with the engineering team to ensure proper validation of the components under test

  • Abide by and provide necessary improvement support for existing AS9100 Quality System

  • Develop and maintain appropriate test procedures, documentation, and training materials

  • Write and develop LabVIEW programs to automate and monitor tests

  • Support usage of, revision to, and general organization existing LabView programs;

  • Assist in the general maintenance, upkeep, and improvement in the lab and its capabilities by ensuring that the systems and equipment are functioning properly

  • Ensure proper safeguards are established and maintenance performed for all equipment required for purposes of testing and testing support

  • Participate in process improvement projects

  • Work with the Plant Engineering on new construction, and upgrades to existing equipment

  • Provide training and direction to technicians

  • Devise and implement safety and control strategies to ensure protection of personnel and equipment and to drive technology improvements

  • Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Engineering Technology or Physics from an accredited University or College (Or a High School diploma / GED with a minimum of 7 years of engineering test technical experience)
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a test engineer position


  • 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

    Desired Characteristics:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in testing, test evaluation, and a manufacturing environment

  • Experience working with high speed rotating equipment

  • Experience working with high pressure pneumatic and hydraulic systems;

  • Ability to translate design specifications to test plans

  • Experience working with precision data transducers for both mechanical and electrical signal data acquisition

  • High electro-mechanical aptitude

  • Experience working with reciprocating diesel engines and gas turbine engines and engine control

  • Experience with engine maintenance

  • Experience with LabView for both data acquisition and control applications

  • Experience with Matlab and Microsoft Office tools

  • Experience with high speed data acquisition software and hardware

  • Experience with AC and DC motors, drives, and complex test arrangements

  • Ability to understand complex engineering principles / situations / problems

  • Strong time management skills

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to work with non-technical personnel on technical matters

  • Ability to work in a demanding Research and Development environment

  • Ability to interact with customers

  • Strong organization, communication, and writing skills
  • Why join one great company when you can join many? We are more than 280,000 people with jobs that range from biochemist to finance specialist to wind energy engineer. We’re passionate about making life better with new ideas and technologies. We’re diverse, supporting our communities in more than 140 countries. Experience personal growth and competency development as part of the GE team. Around the world, we are helping build the healthcare, transportation and aviation of the new century.

    At GE Aviation, we are imagination at work. Whether we’re manufacturing components for our GEnx engines or driving innovation in fuel and noise reduction, the GE Aviation teams are dedicated to turning imaginative ideas into advances in aviation that solve some of the world’s toughest problems. Join us and you’ll find yourself in a dynamic environment where our ongoing, substantial investment in research and development keeps us moving forward and looking ahead. Here you’ll work collaboratively and across functions with the highest caliber talent, utilizing cutting-edge technology and processes. Whether it’s the next generation of ecomagination products or the future of aircraft engines, we’ve got the state-of-the-art resources to make those innovations a reality. If you’re passionate about aviation and looking for a career rich with challenges and unlimited opportunities for growth and advancement, then join GE in reengineering the sky through aviation innovations that will impact the globe for generations to come.

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    Locations: United States; Ohio; Dayton, Vandalia

    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 conditional upon the successful completion​ of a background investigation and drug screen.

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