Senior Combustion Tools Engineer
Greenville , South Carolina
December 17, 2016
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GE Power

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Power Gas Power Systems

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Posted Position Title

Senior Combustion Tools Engineer

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Function Segment

Applications and Software

Location(s) Where Opening Is Available United States

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South Carolina



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Role Summary/Purpose

The Senior Combustion Tools Engineer will be responsible for the production design tools associated with advanced combustion aero thermal designs and analyses for aviation and power generation gas turbine products.

Essential Responsibilities

In this role, you will have project execution responsibility for the development of next-gen design tools, focal for design system integration (DSI) activities, as well as hands-on tool development, deployment, training and support for the implementation of the tools during engineering design.

As the Senior Combustion Tools Engineer, you will:

• Evaluate, validate, improve, and support combustion design tools and methods used by the combustor aero and heat transfer design / analysis teams

• Work closely and be a liaison with the design organizations across GE to establish technical requirements and define / share best practices across GE Power, Aviation and Oil & Gas

• Be the focal point for DSI (Design System Integration Initiative) for GE Power

• Implement tools design, system validation, and release processes to ensure tool quality

• Provide timely communications on significant issues or developments

• Ensure proper documentation of technical analyses / methodologies, and report results to leadership

• Remain current in the state of the art within own technical specialty


Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, or related Engineering disciplines

Minimum of 10 years of engineering experience

Minimum of 5 years in computational fluid dynamics and combustion modeling

Green Belt certification (GE employees only)

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

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 background investigation and drug screen.

Desired Characteristics

• Master's Degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, or related Engineering disciplines

• Green Belt certification or equivalent quality certification

• Strong background in computational fluid dynamics and combustion modeling

• Strong skill in engineering analysis software application - ANSYS (Analysis System), CFX, Fluent

• Strong engineering software programming skills - C / C++ / C#, Java, XML / HTML, SQL, Fortran 77 / 95

• Strong skills in developing, coding, and deploying analysis tools

• Strong cross-functional, teaming, communication and presentation skills

• Demonstrated understanding of combustion systems

• Demonstrate understanding of advanced analysis methods

• Demonstrated ability to lead a team to solve technical problems

• Demonstrated ability to understand customer requirements and draft plans to meet them

• Demonstrated Design for Six Sigma Quality Focus and Lean approach to problem solving

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