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General Electric Lead Field Service Engineer - Power Systems in Houston, Texas

Job Description Summary

Under general guidance and minimal supervision, performs a wide range of engineering tasks including installation, service and commissioning of GEPC power and propulsion, products and systems. Provides technical support for installation and commissioning of projects and provides maintenance, breakdown emergency support and remote troubleshooting for ships in operation.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

As Lead Field Service Engineer - Power Systems, you will:

  • Performs installation and commissioning activities at customer site locations during ship construction. Must be capable of working unsupervised and leading small teams.

  • Performs troubleshooting activities at site locations during scheduled Port visits or at sea to diagnose problems, determine appropriate resolution, and implements corrective actions.

  • Performs a wide range of engineering tasks to ensure the technical integrity and proper installation and commissioning of GEPC Power systems and associated control systems.

  • Develops presentations and provides training and instruction to customers on system operations.

  • Promotes sales of services, parts, and CM&Us

  • Performs other related engineering tasks to facilitate proper commissioning and customer satisfaction.

  • Provides continuous, 24 hour by 7 day a week, support in response to customer calls for service. Ensures appropriate response and service is provided to customer.

  • Other duties may be assigned by management to meet business needs.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering (or related field) or Associate degree with appropriate field service experience in a field service/ commissioning environment with Power systems and associated control systems.

  • Possesses a detailed knowledge, competence and expertise with installation and commissioning tasks and services for Power systems and associated control systems.

  • Possess a detailed knowledge of Power system equipment for LV and MV power systems such as, but not limited to:

  • Switchgear- Medium Voltage and Low Voltage

  • Circuit Breakers- MCCBs, ACBs, VCBs

  • Sensing Instruments- PTs, CTs, Transducers

  • Transformers- phase shifting transformers for VFD application

  • Motor Control Centers (MCCs)- Basic Starters with Start/ Stop, Multi Speed Starters, Wye-Delta Starters, Hand/ Off/ Auto control, Local/ Remote control

  • Soft Starters/ VFDs

  • Transfer Switches- Manual and Auto

  • Protection Relays- Generator, Transformer, Feeder, Motor, and Bus

  • Power Quality meters

  • Automatic Voltage Regulators (AVR)- Generator Excitation Control for synchronizing and load sharing

  • Governors- Engine Speed control for synchronizing and load sharing

  • Synchronizers/ Sync Check Relays

  • Load Sharing Systems

Additional Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a US Citizen. Due to the nature of the work being performed this role requires the individuals to obtain and maintain US Government Security Clearance; prerequisite for a security clearance is US Citizenship.

  • Ability and willingness to travel 85% of the time​.

Desired Characteristics

  • Ability to install, commission and troubleshoot GEPC Power systems and associated control systems, which require considerable engineering skill and independent judgment.

  • Ability to travel to destinations in the USA or overseas at very short notice to troubleshoot existing Marine Power, propulsion, and control systems.

  • Ability to learn and follow defined departmental policies, procedures and practices.

  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills essential.

  • Must be able to interact and communicate with internal customers. Internal customers may include production, engineers, and management personnel.

  • Ability to prioritize workload and organize work activities in order to meet business needs and department goals.

  • Must be able to independently arrange and organize work efforts on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis. Must be able to meet tight deadlines. Ability to multi-task on a consistent basis.

  • Demonstrates a high degree of personal and professional ethics and integrity.

  • Ability to make recommendations regarding job methods and departmental procedures.

Work Environment / Physical Demands:

  • Working on-board vessels within Safety Guidelines either in shipyards or offshore.

  • Extended hours/overtime will be required during peak periods and emergency circumstances.

  • Domestic or overseas travel (via car or airline) to customer sites, for extended periods of time.

  • Must be able to board vessels offshore (transferring from a crew boat to a gang plank or rope ladder). Must be able to pass on offshore survival course which includes activities in a swimming pool.

The work environment at onsite locations is of a construction type setting. Whilst performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock, risk of trips, slips and falls. The noise level on-site or on-board ships can be excessive, personal protective equipment (PPE) will be required.

Additional Information

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: No

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