Lead Field Service Engineer - Metals Automation

GE Capital
Findlay, Ohio
Dec 01, 2023
Dec 29, 2023
Position Type
Engineer, Manager / Leader
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
Job Description Summary
GE's Power Conversion business, part of GE Vernova, provides electrification systems that are critical to customers' power and energy needs for their high-performance applications. We work with some of the world's major energy, maritime and industrial organizations, helping to enable a transition to energy efficiency and decarbonization through our specialist motors, drives and control technologies.

The Lead Field Service Engineer - Metals will do the commissioning and Service of GEPC Metals Projects and provides technical expertise and engineering solutions to support the metals business within the Power Conversion. In this role, you will own the resolution of post-sales technical customer issues at customer sites with accuracy, quality, and timeliness in order to meet customer needs and business goals.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

As Lead Field Service Engineer - Metals Automation you will:
  • Performs installation and commissioning on GE Power Conversion automation, Level1 and Level2 process systems at customer site in Steel/Aluminum/Copper Plants, Mining and under construction plants. Must be capable of working unsupervised and leading small teams.
  • Install and test the field instruments -Pressure, flow,speed,motion,sensors,RTD,X-ray,Laser scanners and Encoders
  • Installation and Commissioning of GE Rxi/HPCi controller and Scada system
  • Perform the FAT and PG Tests with customer as per the Contract agreement.
  • Communication and Process Interface with third party/Customer systems
  • Software Programming changes at Site during Commissioning and Services at customer site
  • Performs troubleshooting activities at site locations during scheduled visits or at site to diagnose problems, determine appropriate resolution, and implements corrective actions.
  • Collaborate with the design engineers to ensure the technical integrity and proper installation and commissioning of automation systems.
  • Provides continuous, 24X7 day a week during a scheduled-on call periods in order to respond to customer calls for service
  • Ensures that engineering and technical support is provided with accuracy, quality, and timeliness to meet customer needs and business goals
  • Lead and support customers onsite and remotely regarding system and component problems.
  • Identify new opportunities & drive development of effective offerings to improve in-service equipment reliability / availability
  • Provide support to engineering teams working on Automation system upgrade projects.
  • Support the bidding process for Metals Automation L1/L2 system upgrade prospect.
  • Provide on-site / remote support for new unit installation / startup and other outage work scopes
  • Other duties may be assigned by management to meet business needs.
Required Qualifications
  • Minimum 5 years of field service or commissioning experience in a field service/ commissioning environment with automation system in a metals/Mining/Cement/Paper environment.
  • Possesses a detailed knowledge, competence and expertise with installation and commissioning tasks and services for automation.
  • Experience and working process knowledge in plants HSM/CRM/PLTCM/Plate Mill/Blast Furnace/Tinplate/Aluminium/Copper
  • Programming skills in PLC/DCS/SCADA System
  • experienced in communication protocols -Ethernet/Profibus/Modbus/Fieldbus/Ethercat etc
  • experience with metal systems (automation, AC & DC drives, AGC and Level 2)
  • Ability and willingness to travel 85% of the time on short notice
  • Ability work long hours to complete the upgrades within outage schedules
Desired Characteristics
  • Ability to learn and follow defined departmental policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills essential.
  • Ability to prioritize workload and organize work activities in order to meet business needs and department goals.
  • Extended hours / overtime maybe required during peak periods and emergency circumstances.
  • The work environment at onsite locations is of a construction type setting. Whilst performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to hot and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, extreme cold, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock, risk of trips, slips and falls.
  • Electronics, electrical and/or mechanical trouble shooting skills (hands-on approach)
  • Strong programming skills in ladder logic and function block PLC applications
  • Proficient programming experience with P80i, GEMCAD & Alspa Pilot,RS Logic,S7 etc
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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

- This is a remote position