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General Electric Land Constrained - MH&DT Validation SIL in Greenville, South Carolina

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.

Impacts approaches, projects and programs in the functional area or affected business organization and ways of working. Impacts quality, efficiency and effectiveness of own team. Has significant input into priorities. Guided by professional practices and policies that are shaped by the role. The role has moderate autonomy, requiring high levels of operational judgment.

Job Description

The MH&DT validation SIL is responsible for leading one or multiple validation campaigns in the Land Constrained segment of the Onshore Wind business.

You will work together with the Component Engineering, Sub-system Integration Leaders, Systems and Validation teams, among other relevant stakeholders, to deliver the best validation campaigns results.

Responsibilities include:

  • Drives validation and verification activities for the overall product/system, including sub-system/system level testing.

  • Assume ownership for all daily test activities and is the focal point for the test campaign.

  • Compile test requests and test plans from all component owners within the sub-system.

  • Assure schedule for related test request and request owner (Define/Predict/Measure/Conclude) and create test campaign schedule with proper tests request prioritization.

  • Ensure robust linkage of every test request to related D/FMEA and Ensure top FMEA risks from a sub-system perspective are prioritized.

  • Ensure complete required instrumentation.

  • Coordinate / oversee Pre DVR reviews / Schedule / host SPR.

  • Compile pre-test predictions so data can be verified against it.

  • Work with test provide (e.g. Clemson) to populate 'MIL' - Master Instrumentation List for test campaign.

  • Pull inputs from PBM test plans or based on working sessions (scoping review by test captain).

  • Ensure Validation team purchases instrumentation and test provider has install and calibration instructions in place.

  • Group channels in the MIL into 'Report ID's based on which PBMs will be using the data.

  • Work with component owners (PBMs) to determine what sampling rate, report formatting, and data formatting outputs they require for their Test Plans.

  • Make available to the test provider (e.g. Clemson) all required sub-system (MH&DT) installation documentation, in line with Installation Engineering team to assure proper planning and lifting requirements.

  • Make available to the test provider all necessary DUT (Device Under Test) maintenance instructions and define/assure complete maintenance plan during test phase.

  • Make plan for regular inspections, borescopes, oil/grease samples, and eventual tear down investigation at end of the campaign.

  • Develop a potential spare parts list to ensure minimum down-time during test execution and assure spare parts availability during test campaign (place purchase orders, etc.).

  • Determine how data will be transferred from test provider to GE, at what interval, and in what format(s) and ensure test provider understand and commit to it.

  • Establish protocol for regular data validation checks (Statistics / DUT Performance Monitoring, DUT Health Monitoring) to ensure data being received is of acceptable quality, daily quality check on measurement and DUT

  • Create plan and find resources for data post-processing within GE (e.g. FFTs, strain/displacement vs. Load, Gearbox LDM, particle counting, etc)

  • Create FRACAS protocol and execute as issues found on test (e.g. ServiceNow)

  • Be on-site on an as-needed basis to inspect or investigate issues found.

  • Create an FMEA or document Risks for specific test profiles so test provider knows what issues or safety restrictions to prepare for.

  • Be on site for critical tests throughout campaign (Commissioning, first time Fatigue loads, Extreme Loads, LVRT, Estop, etc) to give timely reaction and decision-making when unexpected ‘event’ occur (e.g. load noises, joint slips, alarms, etc).

  • Ensure Controls team provides a resource to make custom S/W to adapt turbine controller to test supplier equipment, especially for special testing needs (e.g. LVRT, Estop).

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from an accredited college or university.

Desired Characteristics

  • Fluent in English (spoken and written).

  • Ability to adapt quickly; eager to learn the business and master new roles

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems.

  • Basic understanding of wind turbine technology

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-cultural environment with cross-functional teams.

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).

Relocation Assistance Provided: No