Wind Electrical System Generator Engineer

Schenectady, New York
03 Oct 2016
02 Jan 2017
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
The Wind Electrical System (WES) Generator Engineer is an integral part of the wind product and design process. The WES Generator Engineer is responsible for field issue resolution, field performance and reliability analysis as well as supporting successful NPI (New Product Introduction) execution and fulfillment related to wind turbine generators.

Essential Responsibilities

Scopes of this global engineering role are systematic root cause analysis and working with the generator design engineers and suppliers to ensure the results are addressed in design changes and testing methods. The support of the service organization with respect to spare parts and upgrades to the existing customer units is part of this roles focus as well. The generator is a major component of a wind turbine and therefore these responsibilities provide opportunity for optimizing of the electrical system performance and the overall reliability of GE wind turbines.

As the Wind Electrical System Generator Engineer, you will:
• Work with global and cross-functional teams to drive root cause analysis of field issues and to understand field performance and reliability of the wind turbine generators
• Create and control documentation related to root cause analysis of field issues, lessons learned, field and lab testing etc.
• Report finding, results and corrective actions to internal and external stakeholders
• Support the execution of engineering design changes on wind turbine generators for reliability or performance improvement / enhancement
• Support the definition of wind generator characteristics across technical clarification, interface definition, prototyping, testing, and introduction into manufacturing up to maintenance
• Prepare design / analysis documentation, e.g. Design Practices, design record book articles and Work Desk Instructions (WDIs)
• Support related functions like Sourcing, Supplier Quality, and Services etc.


• Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or related degree from an accredited college or university
• Minimum of 2 years of electrical engineering experience

• Ability and willingness to travel 25% as required

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

• Proven design knowledge related to electrical rotating machines
• Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering
• Green Belt or equivalent quality certification
• Strong analytical approach to problem solving
• Positive mindset with good verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to work in a cross-functional and global environment
• Self-motivated
• Proven wind turbine product knowledge
• Wind engineering experience
• Possess a deep foundation in electrical systems
• Proven strong interpersonal skills
• Demonstrated ability to document, plan, and execute multiple NPI program deliverables in parallel

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