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General Electric Propulsion Engineer in Arkansas City, Kansas

Job Description Summary

The Propulsion Engineer develops Work Scopes for customer engines, dispositions engine hardware, and become a subject matter expert on jet propulsion for the CFM56, CF34-8, CF34-10, & PP20 engine programs. The propulsion engineer must provide a safe, high quality and cost-efficient engine for our customers, while working in conjunction with other areas in the Strother Field manufacturing environment.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Develop incoming engine work scopes that meets customer needs, adhering to contract demands

  • Work cross functionally with quality and design engineers to ensure that new processes achieve established metrics

  • Provide technical responses and recommendations to customers as well as internal business units

  • Support and meet production schedules and quality initiatives all within budget boundaries

  • Investigate hardware and work closely with design engineering to resolve hardware issues

  • Promote and build a positive working relationship with all members of the site

  • Strong communication skills

  • Proficient in computer skill and MS Office


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or institution and 3+ years of jet propulsion manufacturing and/or engineering experience (or a minimum high school diploma / GED with at least 15 years of propulsion manufacturing and/or engineering experience).

Desired Characteristics

  • Engineering degree preferred.

  • Humble: respectful, receptive, agile, eager to learn​

  • Transparent: shares critical information, speaks with candor, contributes constructively​

  • Focused: quick learner, strategically prioritizes work, committed ​

  • Leadership ability: strong communicator, decision-maker, collaborative​

  • Problem solver: analytical-minded, challenges existing processes, critical thinker

  • Effective problem identification and solution skills

  • Ability to analyze problems, identify root causes and provide efficient solutions using structured methodologies such as Root Cause Analysis (RCA), five-why, etc.

  • Communicate effectively with operators, peers, and management, in both written and oral manners

  • Ability to handle diverse activities simultaneously

  • Six Sigma or equivalent Quality training

  • Strong influencing skills

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Ability to work in a matrix organization

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.

Additional Information

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).

As a federal government contractor, GE may in the future be required to have U.S. employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Some GE customers currently have vaccination mandates that may apply to GE employees.

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes