General Electric Senior Engineer - Casting Manufacturing in Pierre, South Dakota

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Role Summary:

The Senior Engineer - Casting Manufacturing will lead projects and initiatives with broad scope and high impact to the business or is a recognized expert in the large casting design and manufacturing field. Responsible for major and complex assignments with long-term business implications. This role contributes to the overall strategy and manages complex issues related to castings within the business.

Essential Responsibilities:

Responsible to actively work with design engineers across the business to ensure ferrous and non-ferrous castings are designed with consideration to casting manufacturability, defect reduction, machining allowances, weight reduction, heat treatment, and overall fidelity in prototype and serial production.

Performs, reviews, optimizes, and approves solidification analyses, pattern technology design, process flow, heat treatment, defect remediation, nondestructive testing and pre-machining of incumbent and intended casting suppliers.

Participates in design reviews, manufacturing process reviews, supplier quality reviews and audits, prototype pours, first article inspection, failure analysis and other tasks as assigned.

Executes new casting, revised casting and new vendor PPAP qualification projects to achieve necessary quality product with Supplier Quality and vendor teams.

Develops Design Guides and provides training to engineering staff to ensure casting best practices are incorporated into new and revised designs. Mentors other engineers in the organization. Has working knowledge of and practical application of relevant industry standards.

Analyzes, develops, documents and validates processes to repair defects and field failures.

Recommends approach to meet the technical and program requirements. Formulates and implements plans to achieve technical requirements, scheduling, and contract commitments.

Develops action plans to anticipate and respond to problems.

Collates information from cross-functional teams and communicates essential business information (technical design reviews, budgetary estimations, feasibility studies, field reliability exposure) to management, senior engineers, customers, as required utilizing approved business processes.


  • Bachelor’s of Science degree in an engineering, materials science, physics, or computer science discipline.

  • At least five years of demonstrated experience designing multi-ton steel and ductile iron castings.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Master’s of Science degree in mechanical, aerospace or structural engineering.

  • Minimum of seven years of relevant experience with GE Mining, Locomotive, Engine, or Propulsion equipment design and test methods.

  • Ten or more years of experience with development and continuous improvement of casting design for the heavy equipment industry, i.e. Oil & Gas, Locomotive, Marine, Mining, Wind Energy, Diesel Engine, Off-Road Vehicle Designers / Suppliers.

  • Active participant in a recognized founder’s society such as SFSA, AFS or equivalent.

  • Demonstrated experience utilizing advanced manufacturing techniques such as Additive Manufacturing and rapid prototyping methods.

  • Strong technical aptitude, including applicable engineering tools and systems.

  • In addition to PC proficiency, experience and proficiency with ANSYS, Unigraphics, Magmasoft and related large structural design tools or their respective equivalents. Ability to guide and influence others.

Locations: United States; Pennsylvania, Texas; Erie, Fort Worth

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.