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It is not about your career… it is not about your job title… it is about who you are…. It is about the impact you are going to make on the world. You want to go into uncharted waters… do things that haven’t been done to make yours and someone else's life better. GE has been doing that for decades! We will continue to do so! We are the world’s digital industrial company. GE is committed to taking on the world’s toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that promise we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles…people like you!

Job Description

Role Summary:The Automation Controls Engineer's role would be to develop system solutions in function block programming for marine and naval markets. In this role you will be responsible for major and complex project execution with long-term business implications, provide technical support to sales and customers, developing of software, and hardware solutions, while following the completed and tested design to the field for installation.

Essential Responsibilities:As the Automation Controls Engineer you will:

+ Form part of a multi-disciplined team to deliver automation systems, ensuring customer and project requirements are met

+ Develop specialist knowledge in marine and test bench plc automation

+ Ability to travel for commissioning of new hardware and software automation products for implementation of marine automation solutions for an extended period

+ Assure all system and component designs meet requirements

+ Support and coordinate with interfacing organizations such as manufacturing, sourcing, services, global engineering, and systems engineering

+ Support New Product Introduction (NPI), fulfilment, and commissioning

+ Communicate progress to all levels of the organization

+ Ensure that all customer, reliability, contract and regulatory technical requirements on allocated projects are met

+ Lead and coordinate engineering design teams to meet system & project objectives in terms of quality, cost and schedule (on time delivery)

+ Identify and manage technical risks on the projects and ensure mitigation plans are in place

+ Support an environment of continual improvement, which includes leading lessons learnt activities and providing continual feedback to the engineering design team

+ Comply with GE EHS regulations

+ Configure, program, test and troubleshoot PLC based control systems and associated components

+ Support, update, and troubleshoot existing automation and drive systems in production

+ Electrical design, testing, and commissioning of control systems, control panels, and associated equipment


+ Bachelor's Degree in Electrical/Computer/Mechanical Engineering or equivalent disciplines

Desired Characteristics:

+ Experience in function block and ladder programming environments

+ Knowledge of object-oriented programming, a desire to learn and become proficient

+ Master's Degree or equivalent in electrical engineering or related subjectGood understanding of regulatory requirements and marine classification requirements

+ Experience of system integration and working on multi-discipline projects

+ Experience in the design and control of PID regulated devices, sequencing, and general equipment automation control through PLC's

+ Knowledge of PID and PI control theory, AC and DC drives and motors, servers

+ Experience developing software using Matlab/Simulink and C/C++

+ Experience in PLC Programming Packages such as P80i, GEMCAD, S7, RsLogix, CodeSys, etc.

+ Experience in designing and modifying SCADA packages such as Wonderware Archestra, iFix, Cimplicity, Proficy Machine Edition, Citect, etc.

+ Excellent written and verbal communication skills

+ Good report writing and presentation skills

+ Good personal organisational skills

+ Understands business objectives and can influence stakeholders to meet objectives

+ Displays strong interpersonal skills and is accessible and approachable

+ Willing to travel within base country and occasionally overseas

+ Industrial automation industry experience preferred

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About Us:GE's Power Conversion business applies the science and systems of power conversion to help drive the electric transformation of the world's energy infrastructure. Designing and delivering advanced motor, drive and control technologies that evolve today's industrial processes for a cleaner, more productive future, it serves specialized sectors such as energy, marine, industry and all related services.

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, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications:GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).Additional Locations:United States;Pennsylvania;Cranberry Township;



Company - Public (GE)


10000+ employees


Over $10B


Boston, MA


Business Services (Unclassified)




Jeffrey R. Immelt

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