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Lead Cryogenic Design Engineer

  • GE Healthcare
  • Experienced
  • Posted 11/14/2017 10:50:22 PM
  • 3025841
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Healthcare Imaging
Location(s): United States; South Carolina; Florence


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 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.

Essential Responsibilities:
Provide mechanical engineering design leadership for modality components and subsystems. Responsible for thermal and cryogenic design and analysis of superconducting magnets for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Develop innovative designs to meet requirements for performance, quality, reliability, cost and manufacturability. Provide guidance and requirements to new product development teams in order to improve quality of new releases. Initiate development of new technologies. Accountable to choose design concepts and solutions, components, tools and methods. Perform mechanical design and analysis of superconducting magnets and components used in MRI systems including Thermodynamic and heat transfer analysis, determination of heat loads, heat budgets and test verification; Thermal & Structural design of cryogenic components; Development of methods to reduce cryogen consumption; Failure analysis of cryogenic components (eg. thermal shields, compressors, plumbing); Development of service tools and lead resolution of cryogenic, thermal and vacuum issues relating to Installed Base Systems. Maintain competitive advantage by staying current in state of the art in cryogenic technology and recommend/implement innovative changes to product design while justifying cost with well developed business cases. Prepare/present design analysis reports and part/assembly drawing reviews. Develop product, component test and purchase specifications. Design leadership of productivity projects (both product cost and life cycle cost reduction). Coordinate cross-functional design, analysis and testing. Provide creative solutions to unstructured product and system design issues from both factory and field.

Qualifications/Requirements:
PhD, or foreign degree equivalent, in Mechanical Engineering or related Engineering field, and two (2) years of experience in related occupation required. The position also requires 2 years of experience with cryogenic systems and components; 2 years experience with direct design & analysis of cryogenic systems, components & liquid helium systems as applies to liquid cryogen filled Superconducting magnets; 1 year experience in thermal design & analysis of Superconducting MRI Magnets and related components; 1 year experience in thermal design using liquid helium applications as related to MRI systems; 2 years experience in design and working knowledge of metals, plastics, and composite materials at Room Temperature; 2 years experience in design and working knowledge of metals, plastics, and composite materials at cryogenic environment; 1 year experience in Verification and Validation of cryogenic components and instrumentation (e.g. Valves, burst disks, Temperature sensors, cryocoolers, compressors, etc.); 1 year of Structural and thermal FEA experience with ANSYS; 1 year experience with Gifford-McMahon cryogenic refrigeration systems; and 1 year experience in project management and execution (Time-plan, resource need, status reports, monitor costs, resource usage, technology requirements and solutions etc).

Desired Characteristics:
General Electric Company (GE Healthcare) 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.

Locations: United States; South Carolina; Florence

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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