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General Electric On Site Service Specialist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Job Description Summary

GE Grid Services North America supports its customer with their HVDC/FACTS system maintenance (Synchronous Condenser, SVCs, FSCs, HVDCs, Statcoms…). Our service commissions, inspects, maintains, repairs HVDC/FACTS solution in North America and sometimes in other regions. In GE Grid Services North America, you will travel to customer sites to support our customers. You will spend time at the office (40/50% of your time) where you will prepare your site activities, including EHS procedures, tool lists, maintenance planning, test procedures and prepare your reports to be issued to customers at your return.

Job Description

About us:

Grid Solutions, a GE Renewable Energy business, serves customers globally with over 12,000 employees. We provide power utilities and industries worldwide with equipment, systems, and services to bring power reliably and efficiently from the point of generation to end power consumers. We are focused on addressing the challenges of the energy transition by enabling the safe and reliable connection of renewable and distributed energy resources to the grid. For more about GE’s Grid Solutions, visit

Why we come to work:

At GE Renewable Energy, our service teams keep our world moving. They’re adaptable, determined, and safety-focused, thriving in high-pressure situations. They’re the kind of people who dig deep for answers, work collaboratively with the right teams to drive solutions, and who sit back and smile when they know they have done a great job. As part of this team, you’ll be rewarded with autonomy and trust, a collaborative, supportive team, and the chance to be empowered and successful, every single day.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Commission new GE HVDC/FACTS systems

  • Inspect/maintain HVDC/FACTS systems

  • Troubleshoot HVDC/FACTS system events

  • Prepare site activities

  • Write quality and comprehensive reports


  • Bachelor's Degree in electrical engineering

  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 60% of the time

Desired Characteristics:

  • Fluent in English

  • Leadership in front of customer

  • Experience with HV or MV electrical maintenance and/or commissioning

  • Experience with Power electronics system (HVDC, SVC, Statcom)

  • Experience with large electric machines (Synchronous condenser, generators…)

  • Experience with HV measurement devices (CTs, PTs…)

  • Experience with relay protection tests

  • Experience with HMI commissioning

  • Experience with commissioning/troubleshooting of PLCs or control units

  • Experience with communication protocol and communication troubleshooting

  • Experience with HV Breakers/Disconnector Switches/Transformers (An asset)


Position open in North America. Engineer to be preferably located in US on East Cost (From Main to North Carolina). Houston (TX) and Montreal (Canada) could be considered.

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).

As a federal government contractor, GE may in the future be required to have U.S. employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Some GE customers currently have vaccination mandates that may apply to GE employees.

Relocation Assistance Provided: No