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General Electric Power Electronics Hardware Engineer in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania

Job Description Summary

Activities contributing to the design and development of products, solutions and systems. Includes activities linked to technical improvement of existing products and components Impacts quality of own work and the work of others on the team. Executes standard operational/technical tasks typically subject to instructions and work routines. There is latitude to rearrange the sequence to complete task/duties based on changing work situations.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Principle investigator on technology projects including but not limited to power conversion, power systems analysis, power systems control and energy storage system integration.

  • Specify, Implement, Test and Report new concepts on topics related to power electronics (control, sizing, modelling, gate drivers, real time modelling, calculation tools …)

  • Prepare detailed technical specifications for large industry, marine and naval power systems that capture customer requirements.

  • Create offline and real time models of the overall electrical power electronics plant for use by power systems engineers for performing the technical requirements such as power quality studies

  • Develop design tools for the power electrical power flow, harmonics, thermal aspect studies

  • Realize typical design reference study for each type of application (high speed O&G applications, low speed Marine application, Metal applications with MV VSI, LCI, … )

  • Write technical specifications for Transformers, Filters, Converters to meet the norms, regulations and customer requirements.

  • Deliver the Basic Design document with all contractual operating points

  • Assist with design reviews for power converters and implements the outcome decisions.

  • Manage design reviews for power converters and their application in a system.

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

  • Challenge the technical offer by proposing HW optimization and cost saving engineered solution

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

  • Elaborate the Test Plan in accordance with the Basic Requirements and the electrical power plant

  • Work with a multi-disciplinary engineering development team that includes application engineering, power conversion design, controls engineering, mechanical design, control hardware design, and product test / validation

  • Interface with the Manufacturing and Test departments to ensure the power converters produced are fit for purpose and support Manufacturing Final Acceptance Tests in Control perspectives

  • Ensure that all designs and practices implement and foster a culture of safety, quality and value

  • Collaborate with other GE PC businesses to understand power converter technologies produced at those factories that can be used to satisfy customers in North America.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in electrical engineering from an accredited university

  • Familia with Matlab or other modeling tools

  • Willingness to travel up to 30%.

  • Must be a US Person able to obtain secret clearance.

Desired Characteristics

  • Familiar with PLECS, Saber or other modeling tools.

  • Familiar with Digital board design and programming

  • Have deep domain knowledge of semiconductor devices and their application to large power converters, including gate drivers, cooling, losses, switching characteristics and implications.

  • Very strong analytical capability.

  • High degree of attention to detail.

  • Persevering and have R&D mindset

  • 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.

  • Excellent hands on debug skills, ability to get things to work

  • Strong technical aptitude, including applicable engineering tools and systems.

  • New graduate PhD welcome and evaluated accordingly

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).

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

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