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General Electric Lead Power Electronics Engineer in Betim, Brazil

Job Description Summary

• Lead technically the power electronics development in order to provide optimized solutions for Medium Voltage Drives (Hardware and/or Software);

• Manage Medium Voltage Drive product range;

• Mentoring the power electronic team to develop technical capability.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

  • Provide power electronic solutions for products & projects;

  • Improve products to meet market requirements;

  • Review products design and improvements;

  • Ensure on time delivery of detailed design and technical support for manufacturing & tests;

  • Ensure on time delivery of detailed design and technical support for installation & commissioning;

  • Manage drive range extension based on Development (NTI/NPI) programs;

  • Manage cost out activities inside power electronics family, mainly MV Drive;

  • Support the team in resolving technical issues in support of current projects, equipment under test, or in-service platforms;

  • Participate in Root Cause Analysis and Design FMEA;

  • Comply with all company and customer health and safety regulations.


  • OTD – On Time Delivery (issue documents on the baseline date);

  • FTY – First Time Yield (document verification before issuing);

  • RNC (non-conformities) related to product design and its application;

  • BoM – Bill of Materials costs.


  • Degree or equivalent in electrical engineering or related subject;

  • Chartered Engineer or equivalent proven record of continuous professional development;

  • Fluency in English language;

  • A minimum of 8 years’ experience in Medium Voltage Drive engineering design, application, testing or commissioning environment;

  • Industrial applications for Medium Voltage Drives, including metal industries and mining applications.

Desired Characteristics

  • Experience

  • Project leadership/management training;

  • Power Electronics engineering in relevant industry;

  • Experience of system integration working on multi-discipline projects;

  • Experience in a leadership role;

  • On site commissioning of large projects.

  • Personal Qualities

  • Capable of working a multi-disciplined international team;

  • Ability to multi-task on a variety of projects to strict time scales;

  • Excellent communication skills;

  • Good report writing skills in order to report to top management;

  • Good personal organisational skills;

  • Work traits:

  • Develops a strong team and breeds positive moral;

  • Understands business objectives and can influence stakeholders to meet objectives.

  • Values:

  • Curious, asks tough questions and challenges the status quo;

  • Communicates the business vision effectively in an open and consistent manner;

  • Displays strong interpersonal skills and is accessible and approachable.

  • Growth traits:

  • Anticipates customer needs and measures processes and performance through the customer’s eyes;

  • Builds loyalty and commitment and can energise teams through inclusiveness and connection with people.

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No