General Electric Lead Field Engineer, Power Delivery in Sacramento, California

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Role Summary:

The Lead Field Engineer, Power Delivery role, will provide direction and assistance to the work group in order to meet assigned objectives.

Essential Responsibilities:

In this role you will work within defined parameters of job scope to make decisions, apply concepts to issues of moderate complexity, and resolve issues through immediate action or short-term planning. You will bear the primary responsibility for Safety Plan preparations for your work, and also seek change orders when the scope of a project is changed or expanded.

As the Lead Field Engineer, Power Delivery, you will:

  • Be responsible for hands on startup and repair of Power Delivery equipment in New England; you will also work with transformers, switchgear, OCBs, Circuit Breakers, busways, UPS, ATS, hydro units, and large motors

  • Work directly with customers and GE sales / service team to identify new service opportunities, develop and issue proposals and execute work scope

  • Develop knowledge of GE Industrial Solutions, terms & conditions, and those of our customers & sub-contractors to minimize risk and ensure compliance

  • Plan, organize, and perform multifunctional field assignments in designated areas of expertise, directing the work of other field engineers and craft labor as required, in a timely and efficient manner

  • Develop and further expand technical knowledge and expertise, currently recognized industry standards for engineering ability

  • 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, to impart and perpetuate field engineering and/or product knowledge in area of specialization

  • Perform administrative functions in a timely manner that are associated with your work; such as writing technical reports, ordering necessary materials, securing quotations, preparing job status reports, reports to customers, time sheets, expense tracking sheets, and cost control activities. Such tasks must be completed on a timely, and thorough basis.

  • Maintain knowledge of the report system to the extent required for timely and accurate input of field information necessary

  • Provide knowledge of and conduct work activities in compliance with, the ES Safety Manual and Safety policy

  • Exercise good judgment in controlling costs and expenditures of company funds

  • Protect the company's capital investments by properly safeguarding and maintaining that equipment for which responsible

  • Make contributions to the continued development and refinement of IS Engineering Standards and Procedures as they apply to designated specialty and to conduct work efforts in accordance thereof

  • Strive to achieve the highest level of customer satisfaction in all transactions and relationships


  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering (OR High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 10 additional years of related engineering / field experience)

  • Minimum of 5 years of field engineering experience


  • Ability and willingness to travel approximately 60% of the time both domestically and internationally, as required

  • Ability and willingness to possess and maintain a valid passport and driver's license

  • 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 of the New England Industrial customer base

  • Technical skills in testing of power distribution and delivery to include Breakers, Switchgear, Relays and Transformers

  • Technical skills in testing low & medium voltage DC and AC variable speed drives

  • Specific technical skills in drives and controls such as DC300, AC / DC 2000, AC Innovation, Analog / Digital Siltrons, and familiarity with MMI's, HMI's, Cimplicity, Arcnet, Genius, CPL and DLAN

  • Experience in the design, fabrication, and refurbishment of bus systems as related to open and metal enclosed switchgear applications

  • Experience in the repair and refurbishment of LV and MV circuit breakers

  • Ability to build strong customer relationships

  • Strong business acumen and ability to sell GE to the customer

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with minimum supervision

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills

  • Customer service oriented

  • Computer skills including Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word

  • Non-GE Power Delivery experience

  • Experience in drives, motors, and Programmable Logic Controllers

  • US Military experience

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