Chemical Process Engineer

  • Full-time

  • Rutland, VT

Role Summary:

The Chemical Process Engineer will report to the Senior Operation Management Staff Manager and will be involved in engineering associated with the manufacturing process. Requires mastery of a body of theoretical knowledge. Requires developed and strong foundation of function skills and knowledge of relevant technologies.

Essential Responsibilities:

The Chemical Process Engineer will:

  • Develop and track parameters / standards for electrolyte “quality”

  • Develop a solid understanding of the stoichiometry of each system (ECM, LPT, Sodium Chloride) and the interaction with their respective alloys

  • Have a strong understanding of mechanical aspects of each system (pumping systems, mechanical, I&C, etc.)

  • Thermodynamic Loading: ability to optimize our heat exchangers / chillers to meet system needs and minimize energy use

  • Physical / Chemical Treatment Processes: strong understanding of how our treatment processes work (clarifiers, filter presses, etc.) and how to optimize them

  • Safety: fall protection, PPE, confined space, chemical exposure considerations

  • Environmental: understanding of how and why the sludge is managed as a hazardous waste storage area under each filter press

  • Chemical Handling: CVI (Homeland Security requirements around Sodium Nitrate)

  • Brewery capacity limitations and standardization (interaction between breweries and equipment standardization where possible)

  • Contingency Plan for the Brewery: develop a “how-to” manual for what to do as a standard practice for unexpected situations (e.g. taking a tank or clarifier offline)

  • Develop recommended PM schedule (Clarifier cleaning, ECM machine ventilation, tank inspections, etc.)


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college (Or a high school diploma / GED with a minimum of 4 years of experience in Manufacturing)

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in Production Process and Equipment

Desired Characteristics:

  • Knowledge of other potential treatment technologies

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Ability to influence others and lead small teams

  • Lead initiatives of moderate scope and impact

  • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously

  • Effective problem identification and solution skills

  • Proven analytical and organizational ability

    GE Aviation Rutland Operations is a parts producer for over 100 Commercial Airlines as well as US & Foreign Military. We are a highly motivated, committed team of 1500 employees at three sites responsible for producing blades and vanes through vertically integrated manufacturing. Utilizing Six Sigma Tools and Lean manufacturing are two of the ways we add value to our customers with excellent quality. We have been located in scenic South Central Vermont for over 50 years. There is always something going on in Rutland, from craft fairs to fall festivals and winter activities such as skiing & snow shoeing. New England and outdoor living abound! Come see why we love Rutland!

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About Us:

At GE Aviation, we are imagination at work. Whether we’re manufacturing components for our GEnx engines or driving innovation in fuel and noise reduction, the GE Aviation teams are dedicated to turning imaginative ideas into advances in aviation that solve some of the world’s toughest problems. Join us and you’ll find yourself in a dynamic environment where our ongoing, substantial investment in
research and development keeps us moving forward and looking ahead. At GE, developing people is embedded in our culture and integral to our growth. Here you’ll work collaboratively and across functions with the highest caliber talent, utilizing cutting-edge technology and processes. Whether it’s the next generation of ecomagination products or the future of aircraft engines, we’ve got the state-of-the-art resources to make those innovations a reality. If you’re
passionate about aviation and looking for a career rich with challenges and unlimited opportunities for growth and advancement, then join GE in reengineering the sky through aviation innovations that will impact the globe for generations to come.
GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

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 drug screen (as applicable). This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.