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Parallel Switchgear (PSG) Customer Applications Engineer

  • GE Power
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/23/2018 10:51:08 AM
  • 3048215
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Power Industrial Solutions
Location(s): United States; Illinois, Iowa; Oakbrook Terrace, Burlington


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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.

Role Summary:
As the Parallel Switchgear (PSG) Customer Applications Engineer, you will:

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Complete take-off from project one-line drawings, outline and specification
  • Develop initial major bills of material for proposal of switchgear and associated equipment
  • Line by line specification review, compliance, and exceptions of project specification
  • Develop submittal based on project specification, drawings and outline (Projects value at approximately $10K - $ 1.5 MM)
  • Develop sequence of operations of switchgear function
  • Develop detailed outline, schematics and wiring drawings
  • Develop controls design with PLCs, operator interface, HMI and Electrical protective relay, engine controllers, Synchronizers devices
  • Develop test procedures and assist in testing of switchgear equipment
  • Develop customer interconnection and interconnections between controls, switchgear and engine controllers
  • Develop operation and maintenance manuals
  • Interact with Project Managers and ensure timely implementation of project design
  • Interact with customer and respond to technical questions and clarifications
  • Support manufacturing and purchasing teams
  • Support new product and standardization
  • Support post shipment activities – field service start up, warranty, retrofitting existing switchgear and associated equipment
  • Participate in quality assurance and quality control activities


Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, or Computer Science from an accredited college or university (OR a High School Diploma / GED with a minimum 4 years of experience in an engineering, IT, scientific or other technical position)
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in Paralleling Switchgear controls design and manufacturing, LV / MV Switchgear controls and protection scheme, electrical interlocking scheme


Desired Characteristics:
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems
  • Demonstrated ability to lead programs / projects
  • Ability to document, plan, market, and execute programs
  • Established project management skills.
  • Detailed switchgear outline and schematics generation from project Single line
  • BOM (Bill of Materials) creation and experience working with MES
  • Experience in Electrical project specification review and clarifications
  • Proficient in ePlan or ACAD, ePlan 
  • PLC / HMI / SCADA exposure
  • Strong Electro-mechanical background
  • Self-starter, highly motivated, result oriented, customer focused
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Engine Generator - Governing and voltage regulation
  • UL891, UL1558, ANSI, NFPA, IEEE codes
  • PLC controls application in switchgear controls and SCADA applications

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Locations: United States; Illinois, Iowa; Oakbrook Terrace, Burlington

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.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion​ of a background investigation and drug screen.


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