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Lead Applications Engineer Specialist

  • GE Power
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/9/2018 5:50:31 AM
  • 3037646
  • Job Function: Sales
  • Business Segment: Power Automation & Controls
Location(s): Australia; Perth

About Us:
GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Role Summary:
We are looking for a professional self-driven person who is capable of work both as part of a team and remotely. In this role, he will serve as customer focal point to support customer’s issue resolution as well as develop service opportunities. The Application Engineer/Solution Architect will be the primary technical face for A&C’s both hardware and software products, support channels and customers for both pre-sales and post-sales technical service/support.

Essential Responsibilities:
1. Deliver contractual obligations of the Services Agreement with customer:

• Served as Customer focal point. Work with the customer, attend customer meetings. Present a positive professional face of GE in the community and with the customer.
• Providing front line support, cases management and exculpation as required, this will include interaction with the separate site team, different architecture, software and versions.
• Coordinate the interaction between key GE support personnel, drive to case closure.
• Assist with version and sim monitoring and planning across all sites.
• Providing local life cycle management of Control Systems support.
• Provide first line applications/configuration support around software design, system architecture and system maintenance including firmware revision application.
• Provide first line support licensing, &, billing enquiries.
• Providing continuous updates and progressive management and currency of solutions, Security and awareness.
• Facilitating and organized centralized testing of updates and resolution of relevancy of issues, on a representative test bed. The test bed will be located in Perth, however may be used for testing of various site architectures. Equipment in this facility may be co-funded by the customer and GE.
• Enhance GE EHS culture and 100% compliance of EHS requirements of customer as well as GE.
• Travel to variable site per customer request.

2. Fulfill GE A&C service need and promote services sales opportunities:
• Deliver revenues per contract billing schedule.
• Conducting technical training to customers.
• Act as primary technical face between the end user and A&C service product management teams i.e.: Distribution of Service Bulletin.
• Working proactively to resolve technical issues at customer sites, managing customer expectations.
• Respond to functional and technical elements of customer request for information (RFI) and directly influence technical decision making processes.
• Support the growth of a strong pipeline through close collaboration with the Sales organization, including sales, ITO and AE,etc. to support sales growth within the country. Provide a professional technical support and issue resolution experience for all customers during all aspects of the sales process interaction.
• Run standard product training to customers.
• Promoting value-add products and services with the client.
• Educate and advise customers on best practices for upgrading to new products or services to maintain and/or grow GE’s Automation & Controls base.

• A Bachelor's degree in Automation & Control Engineering or equivalent and minimum 7 years of related experience or a Master's degree and minimum 5 years of related experience.
• Customer service mindset.
• Strong background in Automation, SCADA, Communications.
• Familiar with RX3i PLC.
• Experience with Cimplicity and MES software
• Ability to work effectively in a matrix environment and within all levels of the organization.
• Ability to manage multiple complicated tasks.
• Team player, quick learner, highly motivated individual.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
• Willingness and ability to travel within the country 50% of the time.
• Working experience in mining industry.
• Working experience in water industry.

Locations: Australia; Perth

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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