GE Senior Designer in Houston, Texas

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GE Oil & Gas

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Oil & Gas Downstream Technology Solutions

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Senior Designer

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Function Segment

Product Design and Development

Location(s) Where Opening Is Available United States

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Role Summary/Purpose

The Senior Designer will create mechanical, structural and electrical designs for new product parts, subassemblies, assemblies or system configurations using 3-D CAD Systems (NX), compiling Bills of Materials (SAP).

This role will also help coordinate drafting activities from 3rd party, contract labor companies outside of GE. In this role you will work under moderate supervision.

Essential Responsibilities

In the role of Senior Designer you will:

  • Model, detail, document and verify mechanical, structural, electrical, subassemblies, assemblies or systems

  • Create 3-D models, depicts relationship of component and parts; identify dimensions, angles, curvatures, tolerances and materials

  • Prepare Bills of Material and specifications; creates full package documentation required

  • Ensure quality of drawings according to department standards

  • Make various calculations and frequently use charts and tables to accommodate the design process

  • Analyze the effect of proposed changes for proper fit and/or interference problems; recommending possible solutions or alternate construction; modifying drawings as required; may confer with engineers to resolve issues

  • Prepare Bills of Material relative to design documentation

  • Propose possible solutions or alternate construction to engineer

  • Attend educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks

  • Attend training to enhance skills necessary to progress career

  • Mentor less experienced Designers (possibly contractors)

  • Meet any and all deadlines as required by project schedule


  • Associate's Degree from an accredited college or university (OR Technical Certification and minimum 2 years of experience in Mechanical Engineering (ME), Electrical Engineering (EE) or Computer Aided Design Technology)

  • Minimum 1 year of experience in drafting and design

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

  • Proficient using complete Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, etc.), proficient with email system, Microsoft Outlook preferred

  • Strong creative ability to design and develop mechanical, structural, electrical equipment

  • Minimum 8 years designing and documenting mechanical, structural, electrical equipment or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Expert level of NX and AutoCAD experience

  • Strong creative ability to design and develop mechanical, structural and electrical equipment

  • Strong organizational and planning skills

  • Clear and concise verbal and written communication skills

  • Experience with gas compression equipment

  • Working knowledge in compression, powergeneration, automotive, or offshore oil and gas

  • Familiarity with any of the following tools: NX, Teamcenter, AutoCAD, SAP, WorkFront

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