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General Electric Senior Power Electronics Hardware Engineer in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania

Job Description Summary

GE is an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation.

GE Power Portfolio Power Conversion Division 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 Power Electronics Hardware Engineer role is considered a senior role within the business and expected to be an individual with deep technical capability within power electronic power converters with a strong emphasis on applications. The Senior Power Electronics Engineer will strengthen engineering and drive team by providing technical expertise and customer facing project leadership. Ideally, the candidate will have experience in the development of market leading power electronics solutions with broad scope and high impact. Developing specifications of motor drives and implementing them accordingly will also be integral part to this role. This includes involvement in developments on the forefront of cutting-edge technologies like converter design with wide bandgap (SiC) semiconductor devices in real world power electronics products and engineering solutions for the next generation power converter architectures. Mentoring and the training of junior engineers will also be considered a vital function for this role.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

  • Serve as the customer facing technical lead or principle investigator on technology projects including but not limited to power conversion, power systems analysis, power systems control and energy storage system integration.

  • Interface with customers to ensure requirements and expectations are understood and achievable.

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

  • Review Customer Basic requirements for large industry, marine, renewable and naval power converters.

  • 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 standards, 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 applications in a system.

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

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

  • Interface with the Manufacturing and Test departments to ensure the power converters and balance of plant (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

  • Support Manufacturing Final Acceptance Tests in Control and integration 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.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering or Power Electronics from an accredited university

  • 10+ years’ experience in power electronics/power conversion applications.

  • Familiar with Matlab/Simulink, PLECS, Saber and other modeling tools.

  • Able to perform thermal analysis for power electronics components, subsystems and converter systems

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

  • Willingness to travel up to 30%.

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

Desired Characteristics

  • Excellent communication skills, articulate in simplifying complex problems

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

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

  • Deep domain knowledge of semiconductor devices and their application to large power converters, including cooling, losses, switching characteristics and implications

  • Able to design and qualify gate drivers for simple/series components, estimate/measure the losses and integrate those data into top level design process.

  • Familiar with PCB design including using Altium and other PCB design tools

  • Knowledgeable in magnetics in transformers, motors and generators

  • Very strong analytical capability.

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 requires U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless you receive an approved medical or religious accommodation. Proof of vaccination will be required.

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

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