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General Electric Lead Power Electronics Control Engineer in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania

Job Description Summary

GE Power Conversion provides Electrical power conversion systems for Naval, industry, marine, and Oil & Gas applications. Typical scope includes MV & LV power converters, motors, transformers, E-house, switchgear, and control as well as the associated power systems engineering. The Lead Power Electronics Control Engineer is expected to understand power converter software, software specifications, control specifications, real time response models, and control& automation hardware drawings.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities :

As the Lead Power Electronics Control Engineer you will:

  • Review detailed technical specifications for the control of large marine and naval power converters that capture customer requirements

  • Maintain ownership of all engineering artifacts associated with specific power converters on projects including software specifications, control specifications, software, control drawings, software, factory acceptance test procedures, and commissioning instructions

  • Interface with Sourcing and Purchasing to ensure suppliers products are meeting specifications

  • Interface with the Manufacturing and Test departments to ensure the power converters controls are fit for purpose

  • Create models of the power electronic controls for use by power systems engineers for performing power quality studies and system stability studies

  • Support sales by reviewing new customer requirements and highlighting differences/gaps between those requirements and power converter control capabilities.

  • Manage software design process for power converters for specific projects

  • Collaborate with other GE PC businesses to understand power converter technologies and software employed at those factories in order to incorporate into requirements to satisfy customers in North America

  • Develop real time software and hardware in the loop systems for simulating and testing complex customer requirements.

Qualifications/Requirements :

  • Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Power Electronics or similar degrees from an accredited university

  • Minimum 5 Years’ experience in power electronics, power conversion, and/or naval power systems

  • Willingness to travel up to 30%

  • Must be US Citizen or Green Card holder eligible to obtain a secrete clearance

  • Familiar with MATLAB/PLECS or other modeling tools

Desired Characteristics :

  • PhD degree in engineering from an accredited university.

  • 5 years of experience in the naval, marine, or offshore industry.

  • Sense of ownership for assigned responsibilities

  • Highly motivated and curious engineer that’s not afraid to show initiative

  • Excellent communicator able to make the complex seem simple

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

  • Develops a strong team and breeds positive moral.

  • Displays strong interpersonal skills and is accessible and approachable.

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

  • Professional Engineer or equivalent proven record of continuous professional development.

  • Understanding of control for LCI, DC and cycloconverters.

  • Familiar with LTSpice.

  • Detailed working knowledge of the GE PC P80i programming environment.

  • Very strong analytical capability.

  • High degree of attention to detail.

  • Extremely well organized

  • Have deep domain knowledge of semiconductor devices (Thyristor and transistor based) and their application to large power converters, with an emphasis control theory.

  • Deep understanding of the control of voltage source and current sourced power converters

  • New graduated PhD will be considered

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).

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).

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes