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General Electric Lead Engineer – Fleet Reliability & Operations in Redmond, Washington

Job Description Summary

Under the responsibility of the Fleet Reliability & Operation (FRO) engineer manager, the Fleet Reliability & Operation Lead Engineer is covering a part of the engineering Hydro workload and working on some specific topics that require reactivity. The selected candidate will be part of team of 14 engineers that are supporting site installation, service transactional projects, warranty issue, and maintenance projects. The ultimate goal is to provide better service to Hydro Customers and site crew to ensure their satisfaction while also ensuring GE's growth in this specific market.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities:

GE Renewable Energy Hydro engineering teams work on Hydro Turbine and Generator projects from the design phase through installation & commissioning. Fleet Reliability & Operation engineers work mainly on site support, commissioning support, service jobs and warranty issues while design teams are delivering drawings and procedures. The main rational for this division of work and main goal of the teams is to have a reactive engineering team available to support unplanned and FastTrack activities.

The position is home-based, generally travelling up to 5 consecutive days per month or 2 month period within the USA to assist site activities, meeting with customers and training/meeting at Brossard office (Canada).

  • Conduct site visits to assess the existing turbine and/or generator condition, supervise signature tests on the unit before disassembly at site.

  • Daily phone call with site team to answer questions and for problem anticipation.

  • Provide additional work recommendation upon dismantling and inspection of existing components

  • Site record sheet review and approval.

  • Non-conformity and general issue resolution.

  • Conduct site visits during the critical phases of the project.

  • Support commissioning and test phase.

  • Follow up of the performance testing of the prototype turbine on site.

  • Issue resolution during warranty period

  • Technical customer support and issue resolution when the warranty is over.

  • Provide Feedback of experience to the design team.

  • Condition assessment (site inspection and major maintenance works recommendations to the customer)

  • Cavitation inspection

  • Main site contact for operation and maintenance contracts.

  • Robotic submarine inspection

  • Leading service transactional project including: spare part part, refurbishment of single components, design modification of specific components, refurbishment projects with limited scope.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in hydro business.


  • Willingness and ability to travel in North America and around the world.

  • Ability to work remotely in a team and to communicate effectively.

  • Must be willing to comply with pre-employment screening, including but not limited, reference verification and background check;

  • Must have unrestricted US work authorization.

  • PE licensed engineer

Desired Characteristics:

  • Creativity, reactivity, sense of urgency, a good mix of common sense and science, priority management, proactivity, autonomy, good communication skills, are the main characteristics require for this position.

  • Knowledge on Hydro Turbine and Generator design and erecting methods.

  • Knowledge of calculation methods related to the strength of materials, finite element simulation, metallurgy and welding processes are added values for the job

  • Being passionate about solving issues.

The salary range for this position is $96,000-128,000 USD. The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate’s experience, their education, and the work location. In addition, this position is eligible for variable incentive compensation.GE offers benefits and programs to help you manage your personal and family needs, grow and develop you and your career, support your work / life integration, and help you stay connected through volunteerism, employee networks, and philanthropy.

Available health and welfare benefits include healthcare, prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage; savings account options (such as a Health Care Flexible Savings Account, Health Reimbursement Account, Limited Purpose Flexible Spending Account, and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account); and an employee assistance program. Additional benefits include a defined contribution 401(k) plan, employee life insurance, optional dependent life insurance, employee accidental death or dismemberment insurance coverage, salary continuance program benefits for disability, optional long-term disability, pre-tax transportation/commuter program, paid holidays, paid time off, parental leave, a layoff plan for salaried employees, tuition reimbursement program, use of Cariloop, adoption assistance, optional identity theft prevention insurance, optional personal legal assistance, and optional personal excess liability insurance.

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