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GE Healthcare Mechanical Engineer Gradient Coil in Florence, South Carolina

Job Description Summary

Mechanical Design Engineer responsible for the thermal and structural design and analysis of gradient coils for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). This role will work with cross-functional teams to design, develop, manufacture and service complex state-of-the-art MRI systems and components throughout all phases of the product development life cycle. Activities include detailed mechanical, structural, and thermodynamic design of sub-systems and components related to MRI gradient coils, including analysis, simulation, documentation, prototyping, testing, verification, and integration of hardware.

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Job Description


  • Thermal and Structural design and analysis of gradient coils and components used in MRI systems.

  • Develop innovated designs to meet all thermal-mechanical requirements for performance, reliability, cost, and manufacturability.

  • Detailed FEA thermal modeling with all fundamental forms of heat transfer and structural analysis of complex geometries.

  • Thermal-mechanical stress analysis using temperature dependent properties.

  • Design and analysis of composite components (eg. Fiber reinforced plastic, epoxies, carbon and glass fibers).

  • Non-linear thermal and structural analysis.

  • Modal and Fatigue analysis and testing.

  • Design and implementation of verification activities using accelerometers, strain gages, spectrum analyzers, thermocouples, temperature sensors, thermal cameras, pressure sensors, and data acquisition systems.

  • Preparation and presentation of design analysis reports and part/assembly drawing reviews.

  • Participate and lead prototype build activities to ensure compliance with design intent.

  • Develop product and component test and purchase specifications.

  • Design leadership of productivity projects (both product cost and life cycle quality or reliability improvements).

  • Provide creative solutions to unstructured product and system design issues from both factory and field.


  • MS in Mechanical Engineering.

  • Engineering experience: 1-3 years - MRI Gradient experience preferred.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Software skills with proficiency in ANSYS FEA and/or other analysis packages such as COMSOL.

  • Modeling skills with experience in solid modeling packages such as PRO/E.

  • Direct design & analysis experience of mechanical components.

  • Effective understanding and working knowledge of metals, plastics, and composite materials.

  • Experienced in test setup, data collection, and design of experiments for thermal-mechanical testing.

  • Structural failure analysis and fatigue design.

  • Experience with numerical analysis tools and optimization methods.

  • Hands on hardware experience on mechanical systems and components.

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

  • Ability to work with cross-functional, multidisciplinary teams.

  • Leadership, teamwork, and interpersonal skills.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

We expect all employees to live and breathe our behaviors: to act with humility and build trust; lead with transparency; deliver with focus, and drive ownership –always with unyielding integrity.

Our total rewards are designed to unlock your ambition by giving you the boost and flexibility you need to turn your ideas into world-changing realities. Our salary and benefits are everything you’d expect from an organization with global strength and scale, and you’ll be surrounded by career opportunities in a culture that fosters care, collaboration, and support.


While GE does not currently require U.S. employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, some GE customers have vaccination mandates that may apply to certain GE employees. Please note as a federal government contractor, GE may in the future be required to have U.S. employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer (https://assets.phenompeople.com/CareerConnectResources/GE11GLOBAL/en_global/desktop/assets/images/poster_screen_reader_optimized_w_supplement.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