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Lead Engineer - Materials Science and Engineering

  • GE Aviation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 12/14/2017 1:50:48 PM
  • 3040856
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Aviation AvioAero
Location(s): Italy; Rivalta di Torino

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Role Summary:
This role expected is to manage materials and process related activities for gearbox products.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Interface with supply chain and establish requirements for materials and special processes including: material characterization of mechanical and physical properties, heat treatment, shot peening, non-destructive testing and other special processes to ensure proper quality is maintained. Review supplier documentation, perform audits, and evaluate test results against GE AA requirements.
  • Resolve material processing related issues encountered during manufacturing and throughout the life cycle of the component while in service. In consultation with Design engineering, determine proper disposition of discrepant hardware through case records. Review quality records, composition, and mechanical properties to detect trends that may indicate undesirable changes in product quality.
  • Interpret material and special process specifications and part drawings. Ensure that acceptance / inspection procedures, and processing instructions are suitable, complete and are properly controlled during application of manufacturing procedures.
  • Develop and lead long term research and development programs on materials and processes. Execute developmental testing programs of engine or test hardware to qualify part processing.

    • Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical, Mechanical, Material Science Engineering or Chemical Science.
    • Proficiency in English (written and verbal)
    • Knowledge of gears and housings materials: Steels, Aluminum, Magnesium; experience in material testing
    • Familiarity with shop operations and quality systems
    • Experience with manufacturing processes such as heat and surface treatments (carburizing and nitriding), shot peening, chemical processes, welding, etc. and with non-destructive testing methods
    • EU Work Permit

      Desired Characteristics:
      • Proven self-starter and independent worker who can work with cross-functional teams
      • Fast in action but with detailed technical review and good documentation
      • Strong team work and communication skills, eager to learn continuously

        Locations: Italy; Rivalta di Torino

        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.

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