General Electric Wind Turbine Controls and Electrical Systems Field Engineer in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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GE Renewable Energy is a 9 billion dollar start-up that brings together one of the broadest product and service portfolios of the renewable energy industry. With 13,000 employees present in more than 40 countries, and headquartered in Paris, GE Renewable Energy is backed-up by the resources of the world’s first digital industrial company. We take the earth’s most abundant resources - the strength of the wind, the force of water, and the heat of the sun, - and put them to work with breakthrough technology that unleashes their true possibilities. Combining onshore and offshore wind, hydro and innovative technologies such as concentrated solar power, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 370 gigawatts capacity globally to make the world work better and cleaner.
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The Wind Turbine Controls and Electrical Systems Field Engineer will be responsible for defined work or projects. You will work within defined parameters to make decisions, apply technical concepts to issues of moderate complexity, and resolve issues through immediate action or short-term planning.
As the Wind Turbine Controls and Electrical Systems Field Engineer, you will:
Possess the ability to travel often and for extended periods (Greater than 80% travel)
Climb Wind Turbine Generators
Perform on-site analysis and troubleshooting of Wind Turbine Generator Electrical and Control Systems
Perform on-site analysis and troubleshooting of Wind Farm SCADA / Wind Farm Control Systems
Respond to requests for emergency repairs and services to troublesome equipment
Have knowledge to troubleshoot and provide routine maintenance checkout for a wide range of equipment vintage
Develop and further expand technical knowledge and expertise of currently recognized industry standards for SCADA system maintenance
Maintain knowledge of applicable product line warranties, and accomplish effective warranty administration
Plan, prepare, and/or instruct both internal and external training programs as required, in order 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 sheets on a complete, timely, and thorough basis
Prepare timely and accurate technical reports for customer records and a reference for future outages
Maintain knowledge of the ERP system to the extent required for timely and accurate input of field information necessary
Provide leadership and technical direction to skilled labor performing work on customer sites
Maintain strong safety mindset to assure the executed work reflects the technical requirements within GE safety standards
Prepare supportability summaries, provide input to Items of Interest, and prepare material for presentations
Act as prime focal point for assigned customers in product support matters
Other duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university (or an Associate’s Degree in a Technical field with a minimum of 2 years of experience in field services OR a Military education with a minimum of 4 years of field service experience OR a High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 4 years of experience in a field services role)
Ability and willingness to possess and maintain a valid driver's license
Ability and willingness to travel a minimum of 80% of the time and for extended periods of time
Ability and willingness to climb wind towers up to 300 feet
Ability to meet OSHA weight limits of 250 to 300lbs max
Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical / Electronics / Computer Engineering from an accredited college or university
Strong business acumen and ability to sell products and services 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
FEP (Field Engineering Program) graduate (GE Employees Only)
Strong project management skills
Strong oral and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
Experience and familiarity with various program languages and applications, such as Java Script, XML, Visual Basic, LabView, SQL, .net, and Matlab
Experience and familiarity with various communication protocols and architectures such as OPC, DNP3, ModBus and EGD.
Experience and familiarity with both Bachmann and GE Controls Mark VIe controllers
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GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.