Optical Measurement Engineer

Greenville, South Carolina
03 Oct 2016
01 Nov 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
The LifeSight Optical Measurement Engineer is responsible for the development and industrialization of advanced optical systems and software used for part condition assessment conducted by the Power Services (PS) team.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Conduct development to create accurate and productive equipment and processes for the acquisition of optical based sensor measurement data.
  • Conduct development to create image capture and computed image analysis required to insure the best possible measurement process.
  • Provide technical guidance and specifications to the operational team required to make use of the optical measurement methods developed.
  • Create engineering specifications relevant to the operation of the optical measurement processes and equipment.
  • Conduct analysis and provide reports of optical measurement process performance, equipment maintenance issues and measurement data acquisition issues to PS and Engineering leadership.
  • Support New Product Introduction (NPI) programs for advance optical based sensor measurement equipment and process development, including technology development, testing, and performance validation trials.
  • Support industrialization and installation of the optical based measurement system in either shop or field locations as required.
  • Development training programs and provide technical instruction to measurement system operators.
  • Deliver safe, reliable tools and systems on-time and within budget. Delivered technology must meet or exceed all engineering and quality requirements.
  • Stay abreast of competitive threats, emerging technology and PS business imperatives.


  • B.S. Computer Science, Physics (Optical focus), Engineering, or equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years industrial experience with optical and/or laser based dimensional measurement equipment, software, and processes
  • Proven experience with machine vision, optical metrology and robotic system integration
  • Willingness and ability to travel both domestic and international to support program developments and support PS customer commitments.

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 background investigation and drug screen.

Desired Characteristics

  • MS in Optics Engineering or related discipline
  • Six Sigma Greenbelt Training
  • Proven process improvement auditing experience
  • Demonstrated ability to conceptualize, plan work efforts, organize, self-motivate and influence others to deliver results
  • Exceptional computer skills. Proficient in MS Word, Excel, & PowerPoint
  • Commitment to teamwork, team success, and strong customer focus
  • Proven project management experience executing technology development
  • Proven communication skills including authoring technical proposals and presenting technical information to customers
  • Programing experience using C, C++, or C# is desirable.
  • Familiarity with key computer vision libraries such as Cognex and OpenCV or equivalents.
  • Knowledge in machine vision hardware integration and design; camera lens and illumination.
    Proven track record of adaptability and creativity in a dynamic work environment.