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General Electric New Graduate Engineer (Automation and Controls) in Findlay 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

  • Identify, develop, evaluate, introduce, and manage engineering solutions for product control and control system technology needs. Apply control theory and mathematical modeling to design and control systems with desired behaviors. Includes operability, setting of boundaries, cycle optimization, control logic, control related software, sensors, hardware and software algorithms, and feedback to control the performance of devices, subsystems and systems.

  • Developing conceptual knowledge of professional discipline. May include support roles with specialized expertise or technical knowledge in broad area.

  • Applies general knowledge of business developed through education or past experience. Understands how work of own team contributes to the area.

  • Resolves issues using established procedures. Consults supervisor or more senior team members for issues outside of defined instructions/parameters.

  • Collaborates with others to solve issues. For customer facing roles, develops strong customer relationships and serves as the interface between customer and GE. Exchanges technical information, asks questions and checks for understanding.

  • Upon completion of an initial training period, you will be placed into one of the two business segments (Industry or Marine) within the business. During the 12-month training, the expected travel requirement may be as high as 75%. In this role, you will:

  • Provide engineering documentation and software as part of a project team from the proposal phase through the commissioning phase

  • Participate in software development including design and coding of components and modules according to detailed specifications and direction

  • Participate in the analysis and development and execution of equipment test plans

  • Generate test results and provide observations and/or recommendations for corrective action to project engineers

  • Participate in hardware development and design including interaction with our Sourcing team to ensure hardware meets project quality requirements

  • Develop and write functional specifications by researching and compiling technical information and data as required

  • Develop drawings and schematics

  • Keep abreast of latest technological developments and develop an understanding of company products, and customer requirements

  • Perform assignments to support field engineering including visits to installation and commissioning sites

  • Collaborate with engineers in our United Kingdom, France and/or Germany offices if required

  • Participate in hardware installation and the safe and controlled energization and testing of equipment and systems

  • Maintain configuration of drawings, schematics and software code

  • Perform electrical component and systems modeling as part of a project team learning to use tools such as Matlab, eTAP, etc.

  • Review specifications for electrical rotating machinery if part of the scope of the project

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Technology or related field.

  • Qualified candidate must be a US Citizen, no sponsorship available for this role

  • Basic understanding of Automation, PLCs or PID regulated devices.

  • Working understanding of Matlab/Simulink, C/C+ Desired Characteristics

  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to document, plan, market, and execute programs.

  • Experience in function block and ladder programming environments.

  • Knowledge of object-oriented programming, a desire to learn and become proficient.

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Industrial automation experience preferred.

This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

Additional Information

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 may in the future be required to have U.S. employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Some GE customers currently have vaccination mandates that may apply to GE employees.

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes