Lead Performance Optimization Engineer

Schenectady, New York
15 Oct 2016
02 Jan 2017
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
The Lead Performance Optimization Engineer will proactively track and detect performance opportunities and implement improvements across the fleet. This role will work closely with the Power Performance Testing, Performance Engineer, Services and Fleet Reliability Operations teams to ensure alignment of optimal solution and roll out plan. Execution of the solution will involve interfacing with site technicians and customers.

Essential Responsibilities

As the Lead Performance Optimization Engineer you will:
  • Monitor the fleet and detect performance shortfall and promptly troubleshoot to provide immediate containment and correction
  • Coordinate and obtain permanent corrective action and determine affected sites. Escalate if needed
  • Own and drive performance PAC cases by providing necessary solutions and raised concerns for repeated issues
  • Execute customer power performance testing in partnership with Fleet Reliability Operations
  • Provide Technical Support / Repairs / Escalation for issues that have been problematic and escalated
  • Support continuous improvement projects to eliminate waste in our processes


  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Aerospace, Marine, or Industrial Engineering from an accredited college or university (OR Associates Degree with a minimum of 2 years of wind experience, OR a High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 4 years of wind experience)
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in services, projects or engineering

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

  • Ability to present technical data in a succinct and clear manner
  • Minimum of 1.5 years of technical wind turbine operational experience
  • Ability to work in a matrix organizational environment
  • Technical Versatility
  • Ability to learn technology outside of one's specialty
  • Distinctive ability to analyze technical processes
  • Green Belt certification or equivalent Quality certification
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to make decisions and to adopt responsibility
  • Strong quality awareness and ability to identify future failures, defects and problems
  • Ability to work with multicultural teams, strong team player
  • Ability to work within structured work methods
  • High flexibility and motivation
  • Willingness to climb turbines when necessary, ability to work at heights
  • Strong Project Management skills
  • Ability to drive complex projects / issues to completion / elimination
  • Instrumentation, standards, fluid mechanics (e.g. turbulence) and/ atmospheric sciences experience
  • Experience with capturing and/or analyzing power performance test data
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

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