General Electric Lead Engineer - Fleet Management in Johannesburg, South Africa

Role Summary:

The Lead Field Support Engineer will provide leadership, technical direction, and assistance to the customer, user, and other GE field personnel in the operation, inspection, maintenance, and repair of assigned product lines. Interface with all levels of customer and Company organizations. Provide on-site assessment of activities to anticipate problems, trends, and customer climate change. Provide complete reporting of the engine programs, customer problems, failures, trends, and climate.

Essential Responsibilities:

In addition, the Lead Field Support Engineer will:

  • Provide technical assistance through on-site guidance and training in the proper operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of engines and ground support equipment, including the use and proper interpretation of data and technical instructions

  • Provide communication to the business regarding all engine involved activities / problems through complete, accurate, and timely reports

  • Reporting also includes significant marketing intelligence and sales opportunities for both engines and support

  • Assist the customer in scheduling maintenance and workload to ensure assets are available to meet schedules

  • Review, analyze, report, and make recommendations regarding reported engine malfunctions to ensure a continuous reduction of disruptions for customers

  • Analyze and make recommendations regarding required maintenance to ensure alignment with customer requirements

  • Review effectiveness of maintenance actions in order to identify training needs

  • Maintain awareness of program and project changes

  • Provide customer insight and training as necessary for future product line support

  • Utilize data and analytics to influence positive outcomes for customers

  • Communicate with all levels of customer personnel to ensure effective support of the product

  • Support Commercial Field Service process improvements as required


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college (or a high school diploma/GED with a minimum of 4 years of experience in a field service or maintenance position) /or equivalent knowledge or experience

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in an engineering, operations, or aviation maintenance position

  • Must have valid authorization to work full-time without any restriction in the role’s location

Desired Characteristics:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited University or College /or equivalent knowledge or experience

  • Certified Six Sigma Black Belt

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Demonstrated analytical and quality improvement ability

  • Demonstrated technical expertise in engine repair, troubleshooting, shop operations, and testing

  • Demonstrated understanding of the financial / commercial impact of technical solutions

  • Ability to make formal presentations to all levels of the organization, customers and peers

  • Able to work with all levels of maintenance, engineering, and management

  • Demonstrated use of project management skills and metrics to achieve program goals

  • Demonstrated ability to lead, mentor and influence customer and peers

  • Ability to work across global teams

  • Fluent in English – proficiency in local language preferred

  • Significant experience with customers and airline operations

  • Experience with GE aviation engines

About Us:

At GE Aviation at , we are imagination at work. Whether we’re manufacturing components for our GEnx engines or driving innovation in fuel and noise reduction, the GE Aviation teams are dedicated to turning imaginative ideas into advances in aviation that solve some of the world’s toughest problems. Join us and you’ll find yourself in a dynamic environment where our ongoing, substantial investment in research and development keeps us moving forward and looking ahead. At GE, developing people is embedded in our culture and integral to our growth. Here you’ll work collaboratively and across functions with the highest caliber talent, utilizing cutting-edge technology and processes. Whether it’s the next generation of ecomagination products or the future of aircraft engines, we’ve got the state-of-the-art resources to make those innovations a reality. If you’re passionate about aviation and looking for a career rich with challenges and unlimited opportunities for growth and advancement, then join GE in reengineering the sky through aviation innovations that will impact the globe for generations to come.

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Locations: South Africa; Johannesburg