Wind Electrical Systems (WES) Lead Engineer
GE Power & Water - Schenectady, NY

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1728820

GE is an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation.

The Wind Electrical Systems (WES) Lead Engineer is an integral part of the wind product and design process. Reporting directly to the Engineering Manager of the WES organization, the WES Lead Engineer is a key person for successful, high quality NPI execution, fulfillment and field issue support.

Essential Responsibilities
This role is a global engineering role where the scope of the WES team includes electrical systems and components for GE wind turbines. The range of components that span generators, power cables, medium voltage switchgears, transformers to electrical tower internals, cable harnesses, slip-rings and aviation lights as well as including the definition of the testing and inspection of wind turbine assemblies on the shop floor. The broad electrical scope of the team provides an opportunity for the WES Lead Engineer to optimize turbine electrical systems and components. In addition, you will:
  • Execute Engineering design work on wind turbine electrical components and their assembly within the wind turbine system.
  • Full component ownership. Starting with the definition of characteristics across technical clarification, interface definition, prototyping, testing, introduction into manufacturing up to issue resolution in the installed fleet
  • Definition and control of complete technical documentation of electrical components and subassemblies, including specifications, bills of material, drawings, 3D-models, and schematics
  • Ensure compliance of components to international codes and standards like IEC, UL, CSA, ISO, CE, CCC, DIN etc.
  • Work with global and cross-functional teams to leverage ‘Best Practice’ for electrical component testing and validation procedures
  • Preparation of design / analysis documentation, e.g. Design Practices, design record book articles, Work Desk Instructions (WDI), and Manufacturing manuals
  • Support Sourcing organization for new supplier qualification and supplier audits e.g. by conducting first piece qualifications
  • Support site root cause analysis on technical issues
  • Work closely with the Technical Leaders and global team members to ensure high quality and on-time delivery for all engineering assignments

    Qualifications/Requirements
  • Bachelor of Science or Applied Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience of electrical components, applications and practices
    Eligibility Requirements:
  • Ability and willingness to travel, as required

    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
  • Positive mindset with good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional environment
  • Self-motivated
  • Wind turbine electrical system knowledge
  • Green Belt or full time quality role experience (GE employees only)
  • Proven wind engineering experience
  • Possess a deep foundation in electrical systems
  • Strong analytical approach to problem solving
  • Proven strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated ability to document, plan, and execute multiple NPI program deliverables
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