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Field Service Engineer - Controls

  • GE Oil & Gas
  • Entry-Level
  • Posted 1/23/2018 5:49:51 AM
  • 3046915
  • Job Function: Services
  • Business Segment: Oil & Gas Turbomachinery Process Solutions
Location(s): Ghana; Accra

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:
After successfully going through GE Oil&Gas best in class technical classroom and on the job training program, the Field Service Engineer will be in charge of site activities management including planning, assigning manpower resources and tools, providing technical assistance to complete the work scope according to contractual requirements.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • To prepare field services jobs and interventions with the project managers
  • Supervise the installation, calibration and set up of instruments
  • Supervise cable laying, and connection
  • Lead and execute loop check and commissioning phase performing the functional tests
  • Lead and execute unit start-up and performance tests ensuring proper and safe operation of the machine by evaluating the
    running parameters and troubleshoot control system problem as they arise
  • Write accurate professional reports acting as single point of contact between Customers and GE Oil & Gas Headquarter
    concerning technical issues and interfacing with all involved functions
  • Use company e-tools to retrieve technical documents and management of packing list, bill of material and drawings
  • Ensure all in-field activities carried out safely complying with company Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) guidelines and procedures. The candidate will be responsible to keep reliability of Customers assets and to support on proactive way all GE O&G customers


  • A degree in any of the following: Computer Science, Electrical/Electronic/Mechanic Engineer, Industrial physics Degree or HND/or equivalent
  • 3 - 5+ years related work experience in Oil & Gas industry field activities
  • Strong knowledge in rotating equipment control philosophy (Gas Turbine, Steam Turbine, Centrifugal Compressor, Reciprocate Compressor) and their auxiliaries
  • Strong knowledge in unit control panel (UCP), motor control center (MCC), direct current panel (DCP) and fire-fighting system installation and commissioning
  • Strong knowledge in field devices, instruments and actuators (servo-valves, thermo elements, transmitters etc…)
  • Ability to handle special tools like pressure pump, multi-meter, frequency generator, oscilloscope and field generator (MicroCal)
  • Ability to understand and implement technical drawings (wiring diagram, P&ID, General Arrangement, etc…)
  • Good knowledge of English language
  • Availability to frequent travels worldwide up to 70%-80% of the time (on and off-shore)
  • Strong analytic and problem solving skills
  • Good interpersonal & organizational skills
  • Computer skills
  • Must have valid authorization to work full-time without any restriction in the role’s location

Desired Characteristics:

  • Good knowledge of either MKV, MKVI or MKVIe Control Panel on LM units
  • Good knowledge of Alen Bradley PLC5 & panel view, Siemens STEP5 & Contrologix, GE Fanuc 9030 & Simplicity

Locations: Ghana; Accra

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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