Senior Engineer, Coatings

Greenville, South Carolina
03 Oct 2016
03 Dec 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
As the Senior Engineer, Coatings, you will initiate, lead and execute projects to support GE Boiler and HRSG Product line. Projects include failure and field analysis of customer hardware to determine failure modes and operational issues and also AmStar coating support and other coating development programs for solving fleet and customer issues. You will represent GE as technical expert on AmStar and other coating processes for Boiler and HRSG product line.

Essential Responsibilities

In this role, you will be main technical interface with internal GE and external customers to clearly communicate results of development programs and materials analysis from field issues and failures. Present and provide customer solutions to support Boiler and HRSG Services business.

In addition, you will:
  • Lead AmStar and other coating projects for GE Boiler and HRSG product quality, field issues and cost out
  • Carry-out trouble shooting and root cause / failure analyses for GE internal Product Services teams and at customer power plant sites, as well as support on-site assessments on chemistry specific issues
  • Maintain technical proficiency in areas of welding processes, consumables, materials behaviour, failure analysis, quality assurance and manufacturing engineering
  • Support other GE businesses, internal & external customers, and suppliers as required
  • Provide technical review and input to special process qualifications at GE shops and vendors
  • Work Cost Out related programs for cost savings to support MPE Metrics
  • Effectively communicate and provide recommendations through the analysis, preparation and presentation of technical data to internal and external GE customers using reports, records, and letters
  • Uphold and participate in the company quality and EHS programs, and performs other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's Degree in Coating Engineering, Metallurgy, or Material Science or related discipline
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in an engineering capacity

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

  • Advanced engineering degree
  • Specialty experience in HRSG and Boiler materials and related coating processes
  • Ability to use metallurgical tools including: modelling software, microscopes, or mechanical / oxidation test rigs
  • Ability to operate thermal spray equipment to develop, optimize and troubleshoot production coating processes
  • Expertise in coating process effects on coating microstructure, properties and performance
  • Experience and interest in failure and field analysis relative to coatings and weld and braze joints
  • Support vendor process qualifications for coating and welding process internal to GE shops and at GE vendors
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated ability to document, plan, market and manage programs that further the knowledge, understanding and capability of the business
  • Problem analysis and resolution skills
  • Demonstrated leadership in defining the state of the art in at least one technical specialty, along with the ability to teach and set standard practices within this field
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