Controls Engineer
GE Transportation - Lawrence Park, PA

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The Controls Engineer will be responsible for controls design of Smart Loco energy management products, like Trip Optimizer, Trip Advisor and Smartburn, for an embedded computing platform on a locomotive. In this role, you will focus on system design and risk tradeoffs around new customer requirements and any field reliability issues. In this role, you will:

Essential Responsibilities
  • Develop Matlab based control models, subsystem design specifications, failure modes and effect analysis, DFSS Scorecard and system validation specifications; Six Sigma and Tollgate process execution
  • Engage with other engineers on team expected
  • Interact with Marketing, Sales, Quality organization and customers per project need
  • Develop practical and innovative ways to identify and meet goals
  • Be responsible for work that is less defined in scope and has the understanding and experience to execute business objectives, which can affect short-term and some long-term business goals
  • Execute the design, analysis or evaluation of assigned projects using sound engineering principles and adhering to business standards, practices, procedures and product / program requirements
  • Document technical data generated by the assigned project consistent with engineering policies and procedures
  • Provide timely communications on significant issues or developments
  • Participate on teams assigned to address organizational initiatives and generic issues
  • Participate as a presenter or reviewer in technical and program reviews

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics or Computer Science

    Additional Eligibility Qualifications
    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 background investigation and drug screen.

    Desired Characteristics
  • Knowledge and practical experience with Matlab / Simulink / RTW
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with Controls and/or Optimization of a dynamic system
  • Master’s Degree in Engineering
  • Embedded software design experience
  • Strong technical aptitude, including applicable engineering tools and systems
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
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