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General Electric GATUN - Electrical Field Engineer in Remote, Panama

Job Description Summary

El Gatun Panama Project :

All resources, and logistics are required to perform services and maintenance activities on customers' site/property in Panama. These activities contribute to, maintain, repair and refurbish sold or existing products. Includes all types of maintenance service (preventive and remedial), manage maintenance facilities and field services engineering. Impacts departmental operations and responsible for planning/execution. The role has some autonomy but is focused on execution of activities within an operating discipline covered by standard functional practices and procedures. Some judgment may be required but this is typically with guidance.

Job Description

Work location is Panama

Roles and Responsibilities

All on site life extensions, repairs and inspection-related service activities for installed fleets and supervision for construction and commissioning of new and existing equipment, able to be performed at customer site. Includes onsite machining, NDT, blading, winding, critical welding, generator diagnostics. Able to make Engineering decisions.

Developing in-depth knowledge of a technical discipline. Uses prior experience and acquired technical expertise to execute policy/strategy.

In-depth understanding of key business drivers; uses this understanding to accomplish own work. In-depth understanding of how work of own team integrates with other teams and contributes to the area.

Uses some level of judgment and has ability to propose different solutions outside of set parameters but with guidance. Uses prior experience and on-the-job training to solve straightforward tasks. Has access to technical skills and analytic thinking required to solve problems. May use multiple internal sources outside of own team to arrive at decisions.

A job holder at this level should be an individual contributor with proven interpersonal skills or is an early people leader who can hire and develop talent. Provides informal guidance to new team members

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

• Electrical Technical Field Advisor will install, commission, and troubleshoot the generator, digital electronic starters (LCI), Digital Generator Protection and supporting wiring systems for gas and steam turbines.

• Trace through the software documentation

• Implement control constant modifications

• Reading and Modifying software sequencing

• Set up and modify the hardware /software associated with Gas and Steam Turbine systems

• Implement excitation control system software changes

• Work with both DOS and Windows NT based operator interfaces

• Work with both analog and digital controls including logic

• Provide Technical Direction for wiring install and terminate, complete functionality checks, and

troubleshooting the turbine excitation / LCI system.

• Perform start-up/shut-down sequencing and turbine/generator operation.

Pre-outage and installation planning; possibly recommending and administering policies and procedures

• Availability to frequent travel and work off-shore

• Ability and willingness to work holidays, weekends and overtime as required by field assignments

• May be assigned other duties to help proactively drive our FieldCore vision and align with our organization’s core values.

Required Qualifications

This role requires advanced experience in the Services & Field Services. Knowledge level is comparable to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college ( or a high school diploma with relevant experience)

Certified GE Electrical Engineer for AVR, Gas and/or Steam Turbine roles

Bachelor’s Degree in engineering and 5 years of experience, or 7 years of experience without formal degree in power plant maintenance, turbine generator maintenance, or power plant equipment installation/commissioning.

Successful completion of required TFA III training programs is a minimum requirement

Fluent and proficient in both spoken and written English

  • Mobility to work in Panama and leave to home country every 90 days

Desired Characteristics

The Electrical Technical Field Advisor, manages the activities of the electrical systems on site during the installation, commissioning and maintenance of gas and/or steam turbines (generator). Responsible for interpreting the field procedures, plant engineering documents and electrical schematics, troubleshooting of turbine/generator electrical systems, planning, organizing, integrating, and directing resources such as labor, tools and materials as required to complete the work scope in accordance with contractual requirements.

Fluency in Spanish

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

#LI-Remote - This is a remote position