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Lead Cryogenic Design Engineer

Company: GE Healthcare
Location: Florence
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description Summary
Lead Cryogenic Design Engineer for Superconducting magnet team.
Job Description
Roles and Responsibilities:
Perform Cryogenic mechanical design and analysis of superconducting magnets and components used in MRI systems, including but not limited to the following:
--- Thermodynamics and heat transfer analysis, including determination of heat loads, heat budgets and test verification
--- Thermal & Structural design of cryogenic components
--- Verification and Validation of cryogenic components and instrumentation (eg. Valves, burst disks, Temperature sensors, cryocoolers, compressors, etc.)
--- Reliability analysis of cryogenic components and systems
--- Manufacturing support of cryogenic and vacuum systems
--- Development of methods to reduce cryogen consumption
--- Failure analysis of cryogenic components (eg. thermal shields, compressors, plumbing)
--- Development of service tools to support cryogen filling, maintenance & safety of magnets
--- Installed Base data analysis and reduction. Lead resolution of cryogenic, thermal and vacuum issues relating to Installed Base Systems
--- Maintain competitive advantage by staying current in state of the art in cryogenic technology and recommend/implement innovative changes to product design while justifying cost with well developed business cases
--- Prepare/present design analysis reports and part/assembly drawing reviews
--- Develop product, component test and purchase specifications
--- Design leadership of productivity projects (both product cost and life cycle cost reduction)
--- Coordinate cross-functional design, analysis and testing
--- Support manufacturing lean initiatives
--- Provide creative solutions to unstructured product and system design issues from both factory and field
Required Qualifications:

  • MS Mechanical, Cryogenic, Thermal or related Engineering Experience

  • Hands on hardware experience with cryogenic systems and components

  • Direct design & analysis experience of cryogenic systems, components & liquid helium systems

  • FEA and/or CFD experience with ANSYS (preferred)

  • Ability to work with cross-functional, multidisciplinary teams

    Desired Characteristics:

    • Expertise with Gifford-McMahon cryogenic refrigeration systems

    • 5+ years experience in superconducting magnet and/or gradient coil design or other high tech industry such as aircraft, optics, satellite, with close coupling to a manufacturing team

    • Expertise with high vacuum systems, getters, cryopumps and helium leak testing

    • Expertise with Liquid Helium and Liquid Nitrogen transfer systems and cryogenic data acquisition systems

    • Expertise with material properties and machine design at cryogenic temperatures

    • Experience in a cryogenic component or system-manufacturing environment

    • Knowledge of the liquid helium industry

    • Paper to product experience with ability to read and apply GD&T

    • Flexibility in handling challenging, multi-tasking workload

    • Experience in numerical analysis tools and optimization methods

    • Leadership, teamwork, and interpersonal skills

    • Strong written and verbal communication skills

    • Capability to generate innovative concepts

    • Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt Certification

      GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/2022-10/22-088_EEOC_KnowYourRights_10_20.pdf) . 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

Keywords: GE Healthcare, Fayetteville , Lead Cryogenic Design Engineer, Engineering , Florence, North Carolina

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