Lead Engineer / Technologist
GE Energy Management - Pittsburgh, PA

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

GE Energy’s Power Conversion business applies the science and systems of power conversion to help drive the electric transformation of the world’s infrastructure. In this role, you will design and deliver advanced motor, drive and control technologies that evolve today’s industrial processes for a cleaner, more productive future, we serve specialized sectors such as energy, marine, industry and all related services.

Essential Responsibilities
In addition, you will:
  • Define product requirements based on analysis of power conversion applications
  • Develop power converter product concepts
  • Develop system models and evaluate product concepts and design
  • Design, select, specify, and validate critical power components (e.g. IGBTs, IGCTs, Diodes, capacitors, inductors, contactors, fuses)
  • Develop and perform product validation test plans
  • Perform power circuit protection and coordination studies, circuit design, and component selection.
  • Participate in FMEA and risk assessment activities
  • Provide technical clarification of designs with suppliers and manufacturing
  • Work with a multi-disciplinary engineering development team that includes application engineering, power conversion design, controls engineering, mechanical design, control hardware design, and product test / validation
  • Work with manufacturing and sourcing to test and qualify components and assemblies for production and resolve issues as needed to maintain product quality
  • Work with product support teams to determine root cause of component or system failures and implement corrective actions to meet product reliability goals for customers
  • Work with external consultants and third parties to achieve certification of product designs (UL, CSA, CE, etc.)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or related discipline
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience designing and validating high-power power conversion systems

    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
  • Familiarity with simulation tools such as Dynamic system simulators (Saber, MATLAB), Circuit simulation (Saber, SPICE), Power electronic device modeling (Saber), and Electro-thermal modeling of power devices
  • Familiarity with Instrumentation and measurement of power converters
  • Working knowledge of power electronics, power distribution and control systems
  • Demonstrated ability to meet goals and objectives
  • Effective technical documentation skills
  • Effective communication and presentation skills
  • Proven interpersonal and leadership skills Why join one great company when you can join many? At GE, we’re passionate about making life better with new ideas and technologies. We’re diverse, supporting our communities in more than 100 countries. Experience personal growth and competency development as part of the GE team. In the energy industry, we are one of the world's leading suppliers of power generation and energy delivery technologies in all areas of the energy industry including coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy as well as with renewable resources such as water, wind, solar and alternative fuels. Learn more about our Business Today! To stay connected with exciting news and the latest job opportunities from GE AMSTC, Aviation, Energy Management, Oil & Gas, Power & Water and Transportation, follow us on twitter: @geconnections

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