General Electric Controls Engineer in Reno, Nevada

About Us:

GE Power’s Distributed Power business is a leading provider of engines, power equipment and services focused on generating power at or near the point of use. Distributed Power offers a diverse product portfolio that includes highly efficient, fuel-flexible, industrial gas engines generating 100 kW to 10 MW of power for numerous industries globally. In addition, the business provides life cycle support for more than 35,000 gas engines worldwide to help you meet your business challenges and success metrics – anywhere and anytime. Backed by our authorized service providers in more than 170 countries, GE‘s global service network connects with you locally for rapid response to your service needs. GE’s Distributed Power business is headquartered in Jenbach, Austria.

GE’s Gas Power Systems business is the global industry leader in efficient, reliable, and cost-effective conversion of fuel to power, serving a wide range of applications from small, mobile power to highly efficient, utility scale power plants. With our substantial technology heritage and the largest delivered fleet of gas turbines of any provider in the world, our specialized plant solutions address unique customer challenges, providing increased performance, fuel efficiency, lower emissions and operational flexibility.

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Role Summary:

The Controls Engineer is a member of the Global Controls team focused on controls development and validation activities. In this role, you will work with members of the local Controls team, as well as be integrated with the global controls team, to develop and validate controls products.

Essential Responsibilities:

As the Controls Engineer, you will:

  • Participate in programs and develop activities related to controls products using sound engineering principles and adhering to business standards, practices, procedures and product / program requirements

  • Develop high performing and highly reliable engine control software solutions for our growing product portfolio

  • Contribute in a strong team to turn clear product requirements into reliable software solutions

  • Support HiL (Hardware in the Loop) activities, including continuous improvement and expansion of the HiL simulator, collaboration and alignment within the global HiL community, development and maintenance of processes / tools, creation and execution of test plans

  • Support unit testing and MiL (Model in the Loop) verification and validation of new engine controllers

  • Provide testing, analysis, technical support and direction on resolving manufacturing, procurement, quality, service and reliability problems

  • Develop and maintain design specifications, test plans and other documentation for controls products (hardware and software)

  • Communicate / cooperate seamlessly and boundary-lessly in a global development team with global colleagues

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in electrical engineering, control engineering, mechanical engineering or mechatronics from an accredited college or university

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a technical role / field

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability and willingness to travel 10% of the time

Desired Characteristics:

  • Master's Degree in electrical / mechanical engineering or computer sciences with a focus on control systems from an accredited college or university

  • Strong background in Internal Combustion Engines with respect to engine performance, combustion, emissions and/or control

  • Process-oriented with a strong background in specification development and validation / verification techniques

  • Experience with Simulink modeling and embedded code development for rapid prototyping and production release

  • Familiarity with RS-232, RS-485, CANbus, Modbus and other industrial communication protocols

  • Knowledge of requirements management techniques and tools

  • Experience in embedded software development

  • Confident self-starter willing to take responsibility for making decisions for a successful total system solution

  • Strong organizational / project management skills required to manage multiple projects and/or activities

  • Demonstrated proficiency in technical writing, oral, listening and presentation skills

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, globally distributed, team-oriented environment

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Deadline oriented with strong attention to detail

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Locations: United States; Illinois, Wisconsin; Waukesha

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.