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General Electric Outage Services Field Engineer - Nuclear in Wilmington, North Carolina

Job Description Summary

The Outage Services Field Engineer - Nuclear, will provide over-all technical and leadership support for the successful execution of complex projects and activities. Activities to include BWR & PWR reactor disassembly, re-assembly, modifications, fuel movement, in-core maintenance, control rod drive, hydraulic control unit, and nuclear instrumentation maintenance / troubleshooting.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Perform on-site reactor services of systems and equipment and ongoing preventive maintenance and repair after installation

  • Respond to requests for emergency repairs and services to troublesome equipment

  • Provide technical instruction and assistance to customer representatives regarding installation, operation, repair and maintenance at customer's sites

  • Develop and further expand technical knowledge and expertise on BWR & PWR industry standards

  • Maintain knowledge of applicable product line warranties

  • Plan, prepare and/or instruct both internal and external training programs as required, to impart and perpetuate field engineering and/or product knowledge in area of specialization

  • Perform administrative functions; such as writing technical reports, ordering materials, securing quotations, preparing job status reports, reports to customers, time sheet and expense reports on a complete timely, and thorough basis

  • Maintain knowledge of the report system to the extent required for timely and accurate input of field information necessary

  • Provide leadership and technical direction to skilled labor performing work at customer sites

  • Maintain strong safety mindset to assure the executed work reflects the technical requirements within GE safety standards

  • Knowledge to troubleshoot and provide routine maintenance checkout for wide range of equipment

  • Prepare timely and accurate technical reports for customer records and a reference for future outages

  • Develop project scoping documents, schedules, work and safety plans to support customer outage milestones

  • Perform preventive maintenance and repairs from work orders and procedures that are assigned

  • Support Product Line improvements in the area of work execution and tooling development

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree from an accredited university or college (or a high school diploma/GED with at least 4 years of experience in a Field Services role)

Eligibility Requirements

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs

  • Ability to climb 10 flights of stairs twice per day

  • Ability to pass respirator fit test and physical

  • Ability to pass Fitness For Duty requirements and GE and Customer site security requirements to obtain unescorted access

  • Ability to work under high stress conditions

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

  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 75% to domestically and internationally plant sites

  • Ability and willingness to work 12 hrs/day and 7 days/week when needed for project delivery

Desired Characteristics

  • Bachelors degree in Mechanical, Structural, or Marine Engineering is preferred

  • Strong business acumen and ability to market GE products to the customer

  • Ability to work effectively with minimum supervision

  • Strong customer service mindset

  • Prior field engineering experience

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Prior project management experience

  • Strong project management skills

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Ability to use basic hand tools

  • Basic computer skills familiarity with Microsoft Office

  • Basic mechanical aptitude is required. Must be able to read and understand equipment manuals, procedures, and work instructions

The salary range for this position is $64k-$80k. 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, and has the potential for remote work.

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