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Senior Design Engineer – Structures COE

Louisville, KY, United States  |  Engineering  |  ID: REQ-10079


Job Location

USA, Louisville, KY

Job Posting Title

Senior Design Engineer – Structures COE

The Challenge

This Senior design engineer role within the Structures Center-of-Excellence (COE) team is responsible for the design, development and implementation of electric and gas cooking appliances. This hands-on position requires creativity and technical competency to identify and develop cost effective and timely engineering solutions to meet key business metrics. He/she will own the process of designing, prototyping, testing, evaluating and implementing designs as part of the GEA change control process.

What you will Do

What You Will Do:

  • Own design and implementation of new innovative structure features tied to new product launches in cooking.
  • Member of the Structures COE team that develops and executes oven, structure, and thermal components.
  • Demonstrate proven ability to work in a cross-functional environment to implement design into a high-volume manufacturing environment. 
  • Own change control process from creating concepts in 3D space, completing predictive analysis, fabricating prototypes for feasibility, validating through experimental studies, and releasing design into production.
  • Design and execute evaluation plans to demonstrate design performance to required technical specifications and regulatory requirements. 
  • Support the implementation of chosen design concepts within the manufacturing facility by participating in lean events and executing product builds.
  • Incorporate Design for Six Sigma, Design for Reliability and Lean principles into product designs.

What you need to Succeed

Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineer or equivalent degree, required
  • 7 years in product design and development including system level design and testing
  • Advanced knowledge of thermal management designs utilized in cooking products
  • Self-starting leader with engineering design experience, strong analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient in 3D modeling software such as Creo, Solidworks, or equivalent
  • Ability to balance effective use of finite element analysis and other predictive modeling with a hands on/experimental approach to study designs in a lab environment
  • Demonstrated passion for teamwork and above average verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • Advanced computer skills; high proficiency in Microsoft products and ability to grasp new systems quickly
  • Some travel within southern US and Mexico to support team design and production activities (approximately 25%)


  • Masters degree in Mechanical Engineer, preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of sheet metal product development experience
  • Knowledge or equivalent experience with statistical tools

GE Appliances 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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