General Electric Lead Engineer in Mebane, North Carolina

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Role Summary:

The Lead Engineer will be responsible for the preparation and submittal of drawing packages based on customer specifications for electrical equipment and controls. In this role, you will work with project managers and customers within defined parameters to make decisions, apply concepts, and resolve issues through immediate action or short-term planning.

Essential Responsibilities:

As the Lead Engineer, you will:

  • Interpret customer and sales specifications and translate into instructions (including bill of materials & drawings) for manufacturing

  • Ensure all work meets customer requirements, quality, safety, and cost objectives

  • Prepare, submit and release drawing packages based on customer specifications

  • Maintain both planned output to meet schedule and high levels of engineering quality

  • Support manufacturing in resolution of issues and engineering change notices

  • Interface with customers, regional sales and field installation services personnel

  • Promote open communication and maintain effective working relationships

  • Work cross-functionally with multiple teams

  • Plan, organize, lead and execute multiple small and large projects simultaneously

  • Generate ideas for process improvement opportunities and execute small projects

  • Generate cost estimates and attend customer meetings

  • Design custom control circuits within defined safety limits


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical or Production), Mechatronics, Physics, Mathematics, or Computer Science from an accredited college or university

  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant industry experience

Desired Characteristics:

  • Experience designing motor control centers (MCC), switchboard (SWBD) products, or controls and communication circuits (industry communication protocols, programable logic controllers, human machine interfaces)

  • Demonstrated analytical skills with ability to analyze and resolve problems

  • Demonstrated ability to interpret schematics and technical specifications

  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team

  • Welcomes change with the ability to work in fast paced environment

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Project management skills with ability to plan, execute and document programs / projects

  • Computer skills in Office and experience with software tools, such as EPLAN and CREO

  • Strong customer focus

  • Self-starter with the ability to work with minimal supervision

  • Willingness to support off-shift manufacturing teams

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Locations: United States; North Carolina; Mebane

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.