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General Electric Lead Field Engineer - Under Vessel in Wilmington, North Carolina

Job Description Summary

The Lead Field Engineer – Under Vessel (UV) will provide technical leadership and front-line supervision for the successful execution of complex projects and activities involving Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) 2-6 Control Rod Drive, Hydraulic Control Unit, and Nuclear Instrumentation maintenance/troubleshooting

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • The UV Lead Engineer is responsible for the planning, scheduling, staffing and safe execution of Outage Service projects at domestic and international Customer Nuclear Utilities Plants

  • Responsible for project management, commercial execution, technical direction, work control and supervision of nuclear Under Vessel assignments

  • Lead the development, enhancement, and execution of General Electric Hitachi (GEH) training in Control Rod Drive, Nuclear Instrumentation, and Hydraulic Control Unit Maintenance at the GEH training facilities

  • Responsible for leading and coaching multi-disciplined and multi-cultural teams composed of GE and contingent worker personnel, including union and non-union craft labor

  • Establish trusting relationships and interact effectively with senior level customer and supplier management on commercial, execution, technical, and compliance issues

  • Support Product Line activities including proposal development, product development, and growth initiatives

  • Provide Subject Matter Expertise (SME) on the operation of Under Vessel tooling and GEH OEM equipment

  • Exemplify our GE Beliefs and demonstrate integrity, nuclear safety, and quality culture

  • Provide leadership to ensure high quality deliverables are produced in accordance with customer requirements, business procedures, and regulatory guidelines

  • Drive GEH standards and processes across projects to ensure procedural compliance, safety and Human Performance exceeds customer and GEH outage metrics

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering discipline with a minimum of 3 years of nuclear experience or High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 5 years of experience in BWR maintenance activities and nuclear industry experience


  • Ability and willingness to travel 80% of the time to domestic and international customer sites

  • Ability and willingness to pass Fitness for Duty requirements and site security requirements to obtain and maintain unescorted access at US and International Nuclear Plant Sites

  • Ability and willingness to work in radiation-controlled areas and radioactively contaminated areas

  • Ability and willingness to work 12 hours a day, 7 days per week when delivering field projects

  • Ability to manage effectively through high stress conditions

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

Desired Characteristics

  • Bachelor’s Degree of higher in Marine, Mechanical, Electrical, or Industrial Engineering

  • Strong mechanical aptitude and experience performing Under Vessel maintenance activities including: CRD Exchange, CRD Rebuild, HCU Maintenance, and Nuclear Instrumentation Maintenance

  • Minimum 4 years experience in UV First Line Supervisor activities

  • Commercial experience/proposal development and cost Estimating

  • Knowledge of nuclear power plant refueling, maintenance, inspection and Under Vessel activities

  • Experience with Instrumentation and Control (I&C) cable circuits

  • Experience with cable testing and EMI/FRI troubleshooting of low voltage cable circuits (Time-Domain Reflectometry, current-voltage curves, and insulation resistance testing)

  • Knowledge of BWR vessels and components, Nuclear Steam Safety System (NSSS) and Containment Buildings

  • Excellent computer skills, and ability to use Microsoft Office Suite software as well as enterprise systems such as P6, PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) and Oracle ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning)

  • Open communication style and proven ability to develop team relationships, including vendors and global teams

  • Well organized and self-directed worker

The salary range for this position is $69k-$116k. 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 a performance bonus.

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: Yes