Field Service Engineer - Drives

Employer
GE Capital
Location
Findlay, Ohio
Posted
Feb 01, 2024
Closes
Feb 17, 2024
Ref
2709201810
Discipline
Engineering
Position Type
Engineer
Specialty
Electrification
Hours
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 Field Service Engineer - Drives-Performs a wide range of commissioning and Service tasks and ensures proper installation, service and commissioning of products and services. Provides technical support for installation and commissioning of projects and provides maintenance, breakdown emergency support and remote troubleshooting for the GE LV and MV drives

Job Description

About us:
Grid Solutions, a GE Renewable Energy business, serves customers globally with over 1 2 ,000 employees. We provide power utilities and industries worldwide with equipment, systems, and services to bring power reliably and efficiently from the point of generation to end power consumers. We are focused on addressing the challenges of the energy transition by enabling the safe and reliable connection of renewable and distributed energy resources to the grid. For more about GE's Grid Solutions, visit .

Roles and Responsibilities:

As Field Service Engineer - Drives, you will:
  • Perform troubleshooting activities at customer site locations to diagnose problems, determine appropriate resolution, and implements corrective actions
  • Develop requisite documentation to execute work e.g. commissioning procedures, maintenance procedures daily logs etc.
  • Perform installation and commissioning activities at customer site locations of GE Drives
  • Execute on site project management and technical leader duties to resolve customer issues and provide customer satisfaction
  • Under the direction of a senior engineer performs a wide range of technical tasks to ensure the technical integrity and proper installation and commissioning of GE drive systems
  • Develop presentations and provides training and instruction to customers on drive operations
  • Coordinate additional opportunities to serve the customer with the customer service team, parts, other FSE's, repair services, sales, and product engineering teams
  • Advise the customer of recommended upgrades, parts, and service opportunities to improve customer productivity and sell GE parts and services
  • Coordinate maintenance activities for the customer and planning for inspections
  • Provide support to engineering teams working on customer CMU's projects
  • Identify new opportunities & development of effective offerings to improve in-service equipment reliability / availability
  • Promote sales of maintenance services
  • Provide on call support in response to customer calls for service
  • Ensure appropriate response and service is provided to customer
  • Complete timely service reports and other administrative requirements
  • Support business growth opportunities and marketing campaigns
  • Other duties may be assigned by management to meet business needs
Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum 3 years of field service and/or commissioning experience
Eligibility Requirements:
  • Ability and willingness to travel 85% of the time on short notice
  • Perform work on-board vessels within GE / Customer safety guidelines either in shipyards or offshore.
  • Extended hours / overtime maybe required during peak periods and emergency circumstances.
  • Domestic or overseas travel to customer sites for extended periods of time.
  • 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 wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, extreme cold, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock, risk of trips, slips and falls. The noise level on-site or on-board ships can be excessive, personal protective equipment (PPE) will be required.
Desired Characteristics:
  • Ability to learn and follow defined departmental policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Ability to prioritize workload and organize work activities in order to meet business needs and department goals.
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills essential.
  • Diploma or Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or related discipline from an accredited college or university (or Associate degree in Electrical Engineering or related discipline from an accredited college or minimum 5 additional years of related industry experience in drives )
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with GE Drive systems With 2 years practicable working knowledge of at least one GE Power Conversion drive system (Including: MV7000, SD7000, MV3000, MD2000, LV7000)
  • Experience of working with LV/MV Drives ABB, Siemens, AB, Vacon and Schneider
  • Minimum of 2 years practicable working knowledge of at least one GE Power Conversion drive / system controller (Including PEC, PECe, CDC)
  • Ability to execute increasingly complicated assignments, which require considerable engineering skill and creative ability and independent judgment
  • 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
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