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General Electric Lead Engineer - Testing in Lynn, Massachusetts

Job Description Summary

The PLC/Controls engineer is responsible for the design and development, project management, and maintenance of aircraft engine test cell control systems/interfaces.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

This role will be responsible for designing PLC/HMI control systems in both new and existing engine test cells. This is a dynamic position in which you will be designing new systems one day and providing hands-on support of existing equipment the next. This is an exciting role in a fast-paced atmosphere.

Additional activities include:

  • Evaluate the functional requirements and provide technical leadership to integrate various turboshaft and turbofan engine models with ground test cells

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to fulfill technical control system requirements of engine test cells

  • Leverage experience with PLC/HMI software tools to modernize engine test cells, improve test quality and safety, increase automation, and be compliant with cyber-security requirements

  • Manage test cell upgrades and digital projects, providing oversight on schedule, budget, and technical details

  • Verify system operation through desktop simulation and lab/component tests and review results with stakeholders

  • Assure proper documentation of test cell configuration consistent with engineering policies and procedures

  • Prioritize and manage multiple projects effectively

  • Support knowledge sharing and lessons learned initiatives with partner sites

  • Provide timely communications on significant issues or developments

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


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, or Computer Science from an accredited college or university (OR a High School Diploma / GED with a minimum 4 years of experience in an engineering, IT, scientific or other technical position)

  • A minimum of 3 years of PLC/HMI programming experience

Desired Characteristics

  • Experience with ProficyME and/or Cimplicity software

  • Experience with electrical schematics and electrical troubleshooting

  • Strong teamwork, communication, and documentation skills

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.

  • Ability to work independently

  • Strong problem-solving skills

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