Offers “General Electric”

Expires soon General Electric

Experimental Operations Specialist - Aerospace Research

  • Niskayuna, USA

Job description

Job Description Summary

Aerospace Research will continue to play a vital role in supporting the industry through a historic recovery while shaping the future of flight. We invent the future of flight, lift people up and bring them home safely. Our commitment to lead the industry, to keep safe the flying public and the armed forces, and to lift up one another and our communities, remains our north star. Our purpose is what ties us to one another and gives meaning to our work.

As an Experimental Operations Specialist with the Aero Thermal and Mechanical Systems (ATMS) organization, you will work with a diverse research team to deliver new technology for the Aerospace industry, including propulsion, aviation systems, services, and the future of flight. The Experimental Operations Specialist will lead daily operations and coordination with researchers, facilities, trades, and vendors to assure the safe operation of systems and machinery that enable the testing of new fluid-thermal and combustion technologies. A successful candidate will execute day to day operations and support the Experimental Operations Leader with planning and execution of test facility improvements, maintenance, and outage resolution.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Safe operation of test facility infrastructure that enables test operations.
  • Responsible for daily operation of essential infrastructure supporting the testing of fluid-thermal and combustion components
  • Operate and maintain major mechanical equipment used for research testing.
  • Execute and track preventative maintenance plans for equipment and subsystems and incorporate continual process improvement.
  • Troubleshoot issues with existing research hardware and return hardware to service.
  • Coordinate with researchers, facilities, trades, and vendors to complete hardware maintenance, repair, and installation.
  • Work with project and facilities stakeholders to identify and procure new hardware.
  • Participate in audits and safety reviews associated with test operations.
  • Explore opportunities for equipment & operational improvements.
  • Assist in the design and planning for new equipment and facilities to support Aerospace research testing.
  • Work with research team on scheduling and space allocation planning.
  • Assist with tracking equipment and facilities projects, including scheduling and budgeting.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering, or related discipline, with 3 years of experience, or Associate's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or a relevant discipline with a minimum of 5 years of experience in mechanical systems, operations, and maintenance.
  • Experience operating and maintaining large mechanical equipment (compressor, pumps, heaters, etc.) and industrial piping systems.
  • Experience/training in safety compliance and industrial codes (NFPA, OSHA, ASME, etc.).
  • Experience with process controls, PLCs, and instrumentation
  • Understanding of Process and Instrument Diagrams.
  • Experience reading technical documentation and drawings.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word).
  • Ability to perform multiple, concurrent tasks.
  • U.S. Citizenship required
  • 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 to be considered.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Experience installing or overhauling large mechanical equipment and industrial piping systems
  • Experience with project planning including schedule, budget, and project controls
  • Experience interacting/maintaining building mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex mechanical problems.
  • Experience using CAD/Drafting programs (AutoCAD, VISIO, SolidWorks, etc.).
  • Understanding/experience with equipment electrical needs.
  • Ability to work across all disciplines, functions/levels as part of a team.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

The base pay range for this position is $60,000 - $110,000 USD Annually. The specific pay offered may be influenced by a variety of factors, including the candidate’s experience, education, and skill set. This position is also eligible for an annual discretionary bonus based on a percentage of your base salary based on the plan. This posting is expected to close on April 16, 2024


Healthcare benefits include medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug coverage; access to a Health Coach, a 24/7 nurse-based resource; and access to the Employee Assistance Program, providing 24/7 confidential assessment, counseling and referral services. Retirement benefits include the GE Retirement Savings Plan, a tax-advantaged 401(k) savings opportunity with company matching contributions and company retirement contributions, as well as access to Fidelity resources and planning consultants. Other benefits include tuition assistance, adoption assistance, paid parental leave, disability insurance, life insurance, and paid time-off for vacation or illness. 

General Electric Company, Ropcor, Inc., their successors, and in some cases their affiliates, each sponsor certain employee benefit plans or programs (i.e., is a “Sponsor”). Each Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, amend, suspend, replace, or modify its benefit plans and programs at any time and for any reason, in its sole discretion. No individual has a vested right to any benefit under a Sponsor’s welfare benefit plan or program. This document does not create a contract of employment with any individual.

This role requires access to U.S. export-controlled information. If applicable, final offers will be contingent on ability to obtain authorization for access to U.S. export-controlled information from the U.S. Government.

Additional Information

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 conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

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