Senior Field Engineer - Power Generation Equipment

Unspecified, Alabama
08 Oct 2016
17 Nov 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
The Senior Field Engineer will provide direction and assistance to work group in order to meet assigned objectives on General Electric steam and gas turbine power generation equipment. In this role you will work within defined parameters to make decisions, apply concepts to issues of moderate complexity, and resolve issues through immediate action or short-term planning at customer power generating facilities.

Essential Responsibilities

In addition, you will:
  • Perform on-site installation of systems and equipment and ongoing preventive maintenance, repair and calibration after installation
  • Respond to requests for emergency repairs and services to troublesome equipment
  • Provide technical instruction and assistance to customer representatives regarding installation, operation, calibration, repair and maintenance at customer's sites
  • Develop and further expand technical knowledge and expertise, currently recognized industry standards for engineering ability
  • Perform administrative functions such as: writing technical reports, ordering materials, securing quotations, preparing job status reports, reports to customers, time sheet and expense sheets on a complete timely, and thorough basis
  • Provide leadership and technical direction to skilled labor performing work on customer sites
  • Maintain strong safety mindset to assure the executed work reflects the technical requirements within GE safety standards
  • Knowledge to troubleshoot and provide routine maintenance checkout for wide range of equipment vintage
  • Prepare timely and accurate technical reports for customer records and a reference for future outages


  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering from an accredited college or university (OR a High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 4 years of experience in a Field Services role)
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a field services or maintenance position
  • Ability and willingness to possess a valid driver's license and US Passport
  • Ability and willingness to travel 75% of the time, 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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering from an accredited College or University
  • Experience and training on other OEM equipment
  • Extensive Field Engineering Services experience is required
  • Ability to work effectively with minimum supervision
  • Strong customer service mindset
  • Field engineering experience
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Project management experience
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Strong business acumen and ability to sell GE products to the customer
PLEASE NOTE: If being hired to Canada location, you must have legal authorization to work in Canada and any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation: The drug screen requirement in the background check process is not required if the role is based in Canada.
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