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General Electric Field Service Engineer - Rotating Machines in West Melbourne, Florida

Job Description Summary

The Lead Rotating Machines Field Service Engineer (FSE) will provide technical and hands-on expertise to support to resolve customers’ Motors and Generators problems. The person will have a high level of expertise related to the mechanical aspects of large and medium electrical machines and be capable of planning and executing jobs for self and a site team, have a great customer reputation and an entrepreneurial spirit.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

As a Lead Field Service Engineer, you will:

  • Knowledge and ability to execute electrical tests in MV AC Electrical Motors and Generators: Insulation resistance, Winding resistance, voltage drop test, transformation ratio, partial discharge test, hipot & dc leakage test, dissipation factor test)

  • Knowledge and ability to perform tests and inspections in Medium and Large DC rotating machines: Borescope inspections, Neutral zone adjustments, brush and brush holders’ tests and adjustments, commutation inspection (surface condition, sparkling conditions, etc.)

  • Knowledge and ability to perform motors & generators Start-up/Commissioning: Static tests, operational tests (temperature elevation, vibrational tests, electrical parameters, etc.)

  • Knowledge and ability to execute assembly/disassembly of electrical components such as cables, capacitors, rtd´s, surge arresters, fan motors, CT´s, TC´s, winding (coil assembly, parts insulation, etc.), etc.

  • Knowledge and ability to execute mechanical inspections in Large and Medium electrical rotating machines (motors & generators): Dimensional control Sleeve & roller bearings, air-gap inspections, metrology skills, etc.

  • Knowledge and ability to perform shaft alignments: Flexible and solid couplings, Motor – Gear box / Load machines, Generator – gear box / turbine

  • Knowledge and ability to execute assembly/disassembly of mechanical components, machine parts such as rotor, stator, covers, heat exchanger, sleeve bearings, roller bearings, couplings, mechanical seals, etc.

  • Lifting machines / rigging skills

  • Experience in solving vibrations issues and balancing execution of high-speed rotating machines

  • Ability to interpret schematics, engineering drawings, P&IDs, and wiring prints.

  • Knowledge and ability to use precision equipment such as dial indicators, depth gauges, parallels, etc.

  • Assure the GE's Environmental, Health and Safety procedures are strictly followed in the job site

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline from an accredited college or university (or Associate's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline from an accredited college or university with a minimum 5 additional years of related industry experience)

  • 5 years of experience working with mechanical maintenance of large and medium rotating machines.

  • Language & communication skills.

  • Availability to work outside of the office (travel) 85% of the working time

Additional Eligibility Requirements:

  • Ability and willingness to travel 85% of the time​

Desired Characteristics

  • Field Service and Commissioning experience with rotating machines.

  • Ability to execute increasingly complicated assignments, which require considerable engineering skill and creative ability and independent judgment with minimal supervision in high pressure environments.

  • Possess detailed knowledge, competence and expertise with installation and commissioning tasks and services

  • Strong computer proficiency and technical aptitude with the ability to utilize MS Office applications

  • Ability to learn and follow defined departmental policies, procedures and practices

  • Strong analytical skill setDemonstrated track record of execution, problem solving and clear thinking

  • Demonstrated track record of execution, problem solving and clear thinking

Role can be based anywhere within Florida, Georgia, North Carolina or South Carolina.

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