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Research Engineer - Dielectrics

  • Niskayuna, USA
  • Design / Civil engineering / Industrial engineering

Job description

Job Description Summary

The Electrical Systems (ES) team develops advanced electrical power technologies for several of GE’s businesses. Key focus areas include advanced motors and generators for aviation, power generation and industry; power electronics and their integration into electrical systems; electrical power systems with strength in modeling, analysis, design, protection, and control; and technologies such as aircraft electrification, precision health, and future of grid that have the potential to transform the definition of electric power.

As a Research Engineer - Dielectrics, you will work in a team to broaden and accelerate our leadership position in the dielectrics and electrical insulation systems field. The long term goal is to identify new strategic areas of insulation test and materials research that utilize novel insulation status monitoring, advanced dielectric material properties and dielectric techniques which can result in new material systems or new devices.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Develop insulation coordination design methodology, dielectrics status monitoring techniques, and new materials with novel dielectric properties for projects relating to aviation electrification, future of grid, and precision healthcare

  • Work in a team to develop such methodology and materials by conducting analyses such as electrical circuit analysis, finite element analysis, partial discharge test, dielectric spectroscopy, impedance spectroscopy, voltage endurance, polarization techniques, PEA, TSDC and other fundamental techniques.

  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills to explain complex polymer/dielectric topics.

  • Acts as a resource for colleagues.

  • May lead small projects with low risks and resource requirements.

  • Explains information; developing skills to bring team members to consensus around topics within field.

  • Conveys performance expectations and may handle sensitive issues.

Required Qualifications

  • Doctorate in Electrical Engineering, Physics, HV Insulation, Material Science or related field

  • Experience in high voltage insulation or related field

  • Record of external publications which demonstrate high quality research in the area of dielectrics or electrical insulation systems

  • Demonstrated success in meeting goals and objectives on time

  • Outstanding experimental research skills

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals at the Masters or Bachelors level for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

  • Because of the specific categories of data handled by GE Research and the structure of our work environment, we are unable to accommodate employment of persons while they are considered nationals of embargoed countries subject to restriction under the US Export Administration Regulations (EAR), 15 CFR Section 746 et seq. (currently North Korea, Syria, Iran and Cuba). Please note that citizens of embargoed countries who have either “U.S. person” status under U.S. export control laws or subsequent citizenship from a non-embargoed country can be considered.

  • 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 through to be considered.


Desired Characteristics

  • Innovative problem solver

  • Excellent written and verbal presentation skills

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • An understanding of polymers or ceramics and their properties as they relate to electrical insulation is desired

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).

As a federal government contractor, GE may in the future be required to have U.S. employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Some GE customers currently have vaccination mandates that may apply to GE employees.

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

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