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Senior Field Service Engineer

  • GE Power
  • Experienced
  • Posted 2/6/2018 10:51:49 AM
  • 3054579
  • Job Function: Services
  • Business Segment: Power Industrial Solutions
Location(s): South Africa; Johannesburg

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:
Senior Field Service Engineer to be based in PWV or central to the Witbank area. The successful applicant will be based from a home office or Midrand office as required.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Supervision of equipment installation to meet GE standards, verifying correct cable terminations and system commissioning
  • Working with the customer appointed Erection Sub-contractor in meeting the project schedules
  • Involves travel to customer sites and to attend internal GE product technical training
  • Following all EHS and Regulatory rules and laws and total compliance to GE and Customer standards
  • Expertise with motors and controls, PLC’s, Drives and Protection devices. Excavator experience would be advantageous
  • Expertise in handling various test equipment for DC dragline and shovel control
  • Fundamental understanding of the mechanical operation of Draglines/shovels/Blast-hole Drills & OHV Trucks
  • Support in preparation and submission of “AS COMMISSIONED” drawings and Operation & Maintenance Manuals
  • Foster team environment across all functions and across regional sales teams to facilitate success
  • Provide support to Commercial Operations and Project Managers for quick resolution of issues related to commissioning
  • Ensure uncompromised compliance to GE Spirit and Letter policies and statutory requirements, function as an ambassador of the business and uphold GE integrity standards in all respects


  • Bachelor’s degree or Electrical trade and a Diploma in Electrical Engineering/or equivalent
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in commissioning or maintenance and excavator control systems and rotating equipment
  • Previous experience in sales/marketing would be an added advantage
  • Must have valid authorization to work full-time without any restriction in the role’s location

Desired Characteristics:

  • Ideal candidate should be comfortable in the dynamic atmosphere of a product organization with a rapidly expanding customer base
  • The incumbent should have an experience of handling Mining & General Industry projects and customers
  • Knowledge of Power Control products such as switchgear & breakers in the LV/MV segment and other control products is essential
  • Should demonstrate the tendency to challenge the status quo and drive constant improvement in process and ability to achieve organizational goals
  • We are looking for someone with strong ability to convince the customers and consultants in a professional way earning respect for GE and its products

Locations: South Africa; Johannesburg

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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