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Materials Test Engineer

  • GE Power
  • Experienced
  • Posted 9/13/2017 4:51:51 PM
  • 2984062
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Power Industrial Solutions
Location(s): United States; Connecticut; Plainville


About Us:
GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.



GE Energy Connections designs and deploys industry-leading technologies that turn the world on. We transport, convert, automate and optimize energy to ensure we provide safe, efficient and reliable electrical power. Uniting all the resources and scale of the world’s first digital industrial company, we connect brilliant machines, grids, and systems to power utility, oil & gas, marine, mining and renewables customers, that keep our world running. www.GEEnergyConnections.com.

Industrial Solutions, part of GE Energy Connections, empowers smarter business operations by connecting equipment, software and services to protect, control and optimize assets within electrical infrastructures. The business provides customers, across various industries, with end-to-end product and service solutions that help ensure the reliability and protection of their electrical infrastructure. Industrial Solutions’ product and service solutions add to GE’s broader portfolio of leading technology solutions for the delivery, management, conversion and optimization of electrical power for customers across multiple energy-intensive industries. To learn more, please visit: www.GEIndustrial.com.



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.

Role Summary:
The Materials Test Engineer will demonstrate leadership in communicating business goals, programs, and processes for the configured business segment. In this role you will utilize your previous experience and the expertise gained while continuing to expand on your expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for self and others, and have the ability to effect short-term and some long-term business goals.



Essential Responsibilities:
The Materials Test Engineer will be responsible for supporting the Materials Laboratory interfacing with design engineers for materials selection, failure analysis and continuous improvement actions related to materials in GEIS products & processes; the development and release of associated reporting documentation and the execution of continuous improvements projects to ensure an efficient Materials lab operation.

As the Materials Test Engineer, you will:

  • Provide global support as a key program team member on Off ULs and NPIs for optimized material selection and failure analysis
  • Plan & carry out materials analysis to support ongoing programs leveraging existing internal & external resources in a timely manner with the highest quality
  • Provide root cause analysis support and recommendations to customers, suppliers & technology groups
  • Support design teams & supply chain with materials information required for new and existing products
  • Collaborate with teams and universities on new materials design projects
  • Optimize online test request system for global test operations and train engineering associates on best practices
  • Support chief engineer’s office on compliance programs as needed (e.g. ROHS)
  • Effectively communicate technical information to a wide range of audiences
  • Support Lab Management as needed relative to budget, planning and optimization for Materials Lab operations


Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Materials or Metallurgical Engineering


Desired Characteristics:
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in materials testing or engineering
  • Accommodates progress toward completion of Engineering Master's Degree; Limited travel / overtime required
  • Experience in material analysis with emphasis on metals & metal processing such as heat treatment, finishing and testing; thermoset and thermoplastic processing and analysis; and materials selection
  • Familiarity with ROHS and REACH standards and applicability to electrical distribution and control products
  • Pro-active, hands on and results oriented
  • Ability to work independently within a team structure
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills to interact with global teams and to cooperate in cross functional teams
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Prior experience in electrical distribution & control products

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Locations: United States; Connecticut; Plainville

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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