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Power Conversion Validation Engineer

GE Energy
Salem, VA 24153
Role Summary:The Onshore Renewables Power Conversion Product Development team focuses on technology development and innovation for high power electronic devices and their applications, electrical systems and control software development and validation. You will have the opportunity to interact and work with members of the GRC and GE businesses worldwide. You will provide your expertise in the area of validating the correct function of electrical systems in the high power, medium-voltage ranges.

Essential Responsibilities:As the Power Conversion Validation Engineer, you will:

+ Lead the planning, design, construction, and operation of new equipment used to effectively test and validate power electronics products

+ Assist in developing test operating procedures and completing safety reviews for test permits

+ Participate in technical reviews to evaluate new product requirement specifications for completeness and clarity for testing

+ Provide feedback for constant process and product improvement

+ Develop product test plans and ensure complete test coverage

+ Document supporting evidence

+ Establish and maintain traceability of requirements to testing results

+ Document test results of defects and abnormal behaviors

+ Validate systems to agency certification requirements (e.g. IEC, UL, CSA, etc)

+ Work with EHS and engineering team to develop and ensure compliance to safe work practices


+ Bachelor's Degree in Electrical or related Engineering

+ Minimum 3 years of experience with either power electronics or control systems

Desired Characteristics:

+ Experience testing power electronic systems through product validation

+ Experience with instrumentation and measurement of power converters

+ Demonstrated project leadership capability

+ Demonstrated ability to meet goals and objectives

+ Effective technical documentation skills

+ Effective communication and presentation skills

+ Proven interpersonal and leadership skills

+ Minimum of 5 years experience within the power industry or in power electronics

+ Advanced Technical Degree

+ Experience developing and operating state-of-the-art high power (>1MW) power electronics test systems

+ Ability to plan, design, construct, interface with suppliers and commission complex electrical power circuits and systems

+ Understanding of electrical and thermal design aspects for power electronics systems

+ Familiarity with IEC, UL, and CSA regulatory standards

+ Familiarity with NFPA 70 and 70E and Arc Flash analysis (EasyPower or SKM) and testing

+ Familiarity with low & medium voltage insulation systems-partial discharge theory and testing methods

+ Working knowledge of low & high voltage electrical distribution, power conversion and control system design

+ Working knowledge of wind turbine or photovoltaic system technologies

+ MBB / BB, DFSS certified (GE employees only)

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About Us:GE Renewable Energy harnesses the earths most abundant resources the strength of the wind, the heat of the sun and the force of water to power the worlds biggest economies and the most remote communities.

With an innovative spirit and an entrepreneurial mindset, we engineer energy products and digital services that create industry-leading value for our customers around the world.

We see the promise of renewable energy everywhere we look. Our team has the courage, scale, passion, diversity and resourcefulness needed to deliver that promise wherever and however the world needs it.

Together with our customers, were proving that no one ever has to choose between affordable, reliable, or sustainable energy.

We are unleashing limitless energy.

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

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 drug screen (as applicable).Additional Locations:United States;Virginia;Salem;


Posted: 2019-10-10 Expires: 2019-11-09

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