General Electric Eng Tech Lead-Modular Control Architecture Traction & Aux Control in Erie, Pennsylvania

Role Summary:

Lead development of locomotive Traction & Auxiliary control for our next generation system with model based control deployed on a new platform of distributed smart IO and multi-core CPU’s. Maximize modularity, flexibility, and data access for rapid deployment of new applications. Lead requirements definition, detailed design, implementation and validation of this new control to match our industry leading freight rail performance and establish a base for our next generation of innovation.

Essential Responsibilities:

The Engineering Technical Leader - MCA Traction & Auxiliary Controls will lead development of next generation control for locomotive and drive the model based design, validation and New Product Introduction launch. They will demonstrate leadership in coordinating business goals, programs, and processes for control design. Utilize your experience and expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for self and others, and impact short-term and long-term business goals, set strategies, and drive priorities. Apply fundamentals to improve performance, reliability, reduce cost, develop advanced designs/architectures, and improved methods/tools. Mentor global peers and provide technical guidance. Be a technical point of contact for cross-functional teams from product management, systems, sub-systems, sourcing, manufacturing, quality, suppliers and service teams.

The Traction control system manages power flow from primary source (propulsion batteries, diesel engine, 3rd rail/catenary) through the electrical system (filters, alternator, rectifier, inverters) and regulates the torque production from the motors to propel the locomotive and provide electric braking/battery charging. The Auxiliary control system manages power flow from primary source to drive cooling fans, air compressor and control system battery charger. The Auxiliary control system also controls off-board wayside charging of the propulsion batteries. In this role, you will:

• Direct/own control design and development for all locomotive Traction & Auxiliary features including new control function definition, requirements derivation, dynamic analysis, failure modes analysis, design trade-offs, implementation, and validation

• Direct/lead integration of control with component hardware (propulsion batteries, DC/AC inverters, AC/AC convertors, motors, alternators, rectifiers) and other sub-systems (propulsion battery, diesel engine, engine cooling, engine control, compressed air, ventilation) to meet performance, application and platform functional requirements

• Direct/lead validation utilizing desktop simulation/modelling test tools, integrated model/software testing using virtual simulators, integrated model/software/electronics hardware testing using full operability HITL(hardware in the loop) simulators, locomotive validation testing, customer acceptance testing, and field in-service testing

• Direct/lead the investigation, root-cause identification, and resolution of control system reliability issues

• Define development strategies and lead the execution of high visibility large scale programs and New Product Introduction developments

• Lead Traction & Auxiliary collaboration with systems engineering, program management, commercial teams, simulation, software and hardware teams in the application of advanced controls techniques/methods/tools to meet emerging requirements

• Direct/lead the evaluation and conceptualization of new control technology, applications, and platforms as part of New Product Introductions

• Lead/execute the design, analysis, or evaluation of assigned projects using sound engineering principles and adhering to business standards, practices, procedures, and product / program requirements

• Provide technical leadership to personnel supporting the assigned project and engage with other functional groups to maintain efficient project execution

• Document technical data project consistent with engineering policies and procedures

• Provide timely communications on technical and program risk to the respective stakeholders and leadership

• Participate/lead on teams assigned to address organizational initiatives and generic issues

• Participate as a presenter or reviewer in technical and program reviews

Qualifications/Requirements:

• Bachelor of Science in Electrical, Mechanical, or other Engineering discipline

• At least 5 years of experience in an engineering control design position with hands-on design, development and implementation of closed loop controls and diagnostics

• Working knowledge Matlab/Simulink

• Willing/able to support hands-on execution of simulation and on-locomotive testing & validation

• Ability and willingness to travel as required

Desired Characteristics:

• Advanced engineering degree

• Experience with DOORS, SysML, MagicDraw or similar requirements definition methods/tools

• Experience in control model auto-coding for high speed, closed-loop real-time control

• Experience with system level validation testing

• Experience with transportation/locomotive auxiliary or traction equipment, systems, control, diagnostics, design or test

• Hands-on/Working knowledge of rotating electric machines (alternators, motors), rectifiers/inverters/convertors, power electronics, propulsion battery

• Strong technical aptitude, including applicable engineering tools and systems

• Solid oral and written communication skills

• Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

About Us:

At GE Transportation at http://www.getransportation.com/ , we are in the business of

realizing potential. We are a global technology leader and supplier of equipment, services and solutions to the rail,

mining, marine, stationary power and drilling industries. Our innovations help customers deliver goods and services

with greater speed and savings using our advanced manufacturing techniques and connected machines. Our digital

solutions , which provide data-driven insights to improve efficiency, utilize Predix – GE’s cloud-based operating

system for the Industrial Internet. Established more than a century ago, GE Transportation is a division of the General

Electric Company that began as a pioneer in passenger and freight locomotives. That innovative spirit still drives GE

Transportation today and is strengthened by our ability to serve customers more holistically through the GE Store – a

global exchange of knowledge, technology and tools across all GE businesses that ultimately provides better

outcomes for customers. GE Transportation is headquartered in Chicago, IL, and employs approximately 10,000

employees worldwide.

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www.ge.com/sites/default/files/15-000845%20EEO%20combined.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.

Locations: United States; Pennsylvania, Texas; Erie PA, Fort Worth TX

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.