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General Electric GE Power Conversion-Controls Engineer (PLC) in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania

Job Description Summary

Systems engineering is a cross-functional engineering discipline centered on an approach, mindset, and process. All activities that consider both the business and the technical needs of the customers with the goal of providing a quality product that meets the users needs. The discipline that executes a robust process of design, creation, and optimization of systems, consisting of identification and quantification of system requirements, creation of alternate system design concepts, performance of design trade studies, selection and implementation of the best designs and verification that the design is properly integrated and executed. Process that proceeds from concept to production to operation.

Accountable for the quality of own work. Subject to direct operations supervision/prescribed work instructions/systems checking. Executes within a well-defined operations framework. There is generally a step by step sequence of standard operational tasks which need to be followed to achieve an end result.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Form part of a multi-disciplined team to deliver automation systems, ensuring customer and project requirements are met.

  • Develop specialist knowledge in steel rolling, cranes, oil & gas, marine, and test bench plc automation.

  • Ability to travel for commissioning of new hardware and software automation products in metals, cranes, oil & gas, and marine industries for an extended period.

  • Assure all system and component designs meet requirements.

  • Support and coordinate with interfacing organizations such as manufacturing, sourcing, services, global engineering, and systems engineering.

  • Support New Product Introduction (NPI), fulfilment, and commissioning

  • Provide strong guidance and contribution to DMP and design to cost projects.

  • Communicate progress to all levels of the organization.

  • Provide support to the sales and proposal teams working on new prospects. Work with this team to transition successful proposals to the implementation/project stage.

  • Ensure that all customer, reliability, contract and regulatory technical requirements on allocated projects are met.

  • Lead and coordinate engineering design teams to meet system & project objectives in terms of quality, cost and schedule (on time delivery).

  • Identify and manage technical risks on the projects and ensure mitigation plans are in place.

  • Support an environment of continual improvement, which includes leading lessons learnt activities and providing continual feedback to the engineering design team.

  • Comply with GE EHS regulations.

  • Configure, program, test and troubleshoot PLC based control systems and associated components.

  • Support, update, and troubleshoot existing automation and drive systems in production

  • Electrical design, testing, and commissioning of control systems, control panels, and associated equipment.

  • Development of application control software for the control of complex pneumatic, hydraulic and electric equipment in PLC Software packages such as Function Block and Ladder Logic design

  • Simulation of complete automation systems for above described application software

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's in engineering for an accredited university

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening

  • General understanding in the design and control of PID regulated devices, sequencing, and general equipment automation control through PLC’s.

  • Experience developing software using Matlab/Simulink or C/C++.

  • Knowledge of PID and PI control theory, AC and DC drives and motors, servers

Desired Characteristics

  • Experience in function block and ladder programming environments.

  • Knowledge of object-oriented programming, a desire to learn and become proficient. Master’s Degree or equivalent in electrical engineering or related subject.

  • Good understanding of regulatory requirements and industry standards applicable to both the industry and the equipment.

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

  • Experience in PLC Programming Packages such as P80i, GEMCAD, S7, RsLogix, CodeSys, etc.

  • Experience in designing and modifying SCADA packages such as Wonderware Archestra, iFix, Cimplicity, Proficy Machine Edition, Citect, etc.

  • Good report writing and presentation skills.

  • Good personal organizational skills.

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

  • Displays strong interpersonal skills and is accessible and approachable.

  • Willing to travel within base country and occasionally overseas.

  • Software and Hardware design practices for Industry and Marine Automation projects and products.

  • Industrial automation industry experience preferred.

As a federal government contractor, GE requires U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless an employee is in a state where this requirement is temporarily paused for federal contractors. Proof of vaccination will be required.

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, 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 requires U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless an employee is in a state where this requirement is temporarily paused for federal contractors. Proof of vaccination will be required.

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes