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GE Aerospace to hire more than 900 engineers this year

Posted on 30 May 2024. Edited by: John Hunter. Read 502 times.
GE Aerospace to hire more than 900 engineers this yearUS-based GE Aerospace plans to hire more than 900 engineers in 2024, reflecting its continued focus on innovation to support current aircraft engine programmes and develop new technologies. Recruitment has already started and will take place throughout the year.

Openings include experienced engineer roles for programmes like CFM International’s Revolutionary Innovation for Sustainable Engines (RISE) technology demonstrator and advanced military engine programmes. Most engineering roles are expected to be filled in the USA with some positions available globally.

Mohamed Ali, vice president of engineering for GE Aerospace, said: “Throughout our history, GE Aerospace has been at the forefront of innovation. Today, we are entering a new era of technology development focused on reducing emissions with new architectures, advanced materials, manufacturing processes, and supercomputing capabilities revolutionising what is possible. Now as a standalone public company with innovation at the core of what we do, we look forward to welcoming more engineers to help us invent the future of flight.”

Top disciplines in high demand include mechanical and thermal design, analysis, systems, controls, and aerodynamics. Darin DiTommaso, vice president of engineering for GE Aerospace Defense and Systems, said: “GE Aerospace is proud to power the flying military fleet and supply advanced avionics and electric power systems to military and commercial customers around the world. Our revolutionary new technologies and capabilities are laying the foundation for generations to come, and we are excited to welcome experienced engineers who will help ensure continued US aviation superiority.”

In 2023, GE Aerospace spent approximately $2.3 billion on aviation research and development, including external customer and partner funding. To continue advancing technology building blocks to redefine the future of flight, plans for R&D spending in 2024 are in the range of 6-8% of revenues including external funding.

Engineering hiring efforts for technology innovation follows the announcement made earlier this year that GE Aerospace plans to invest $650 million in its manufacturing facilities and supply chain. These investments look to increase production and strengthen quality to better support commercial and defence customers.

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Testing and development for the CFM RISE program continues to progress. Unveiled in 2021, the RISE programme is advancing a suite of pioneering technologies, including advanced engine architectures like Open Fan, compact core, combustion technology, and hybrid electric systems to be compatible with 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). The CFM RISE programme targets more than 20% better fuel efficiency with 20% lower CO2 emissions compared to the most efficient engines in service today.

Additionally, GE Aerospace has completed the next series of testing on its XA100 adaptive cycle engine to gather additional data and advance this next-generation technology for future combat aircraft. Adaptive cycle engines are critical to ensure US combat aircraft maintain their superiority by providing 30% greater range and significantly more thermal management compared to today’s most advanced combat engine.

Engineers at all stages of their career can impact aviation for decades to come at GE Aerospace, with a strong need for experienced engineers. The company offers multiple talent development programs, such as the longstanding early career Edison Engineering Development Program and Take2Flight, a new career relaunch programme for engineering professionals ready to return to work after a break of one year or more.

The GE Aerospace Foundation is also making investments in the next generation of workers, recently announcing a $20 million dollar commitment to expand the Next Engineers programme. This programme aims to increase the diversity of young workers in engineering, bridging the gap from middle school to college and has reached nearly 18,000 students since it began in 2021.