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Senior Controls Engineer

GE Energy
Huntsville, AL 35801
**Job Description Summary**

The Senior Controls Engineer demonstrates leadership in communicating business goals, programs and complex processes within our Huntsville plant. The ideal candidate has the expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for themselves and others. This role has the ability to effect short term and some long term business goals and is an integral part of our plant.

**Job Description**

**Essential Responsibilities:**

+ Lead improvement projects

+ Responsible for programming and integration of Distributed Control System (DCS) and PLCs for manufacturing equipment

+ Responsible for designing and developing new control systems

+ Responsible for Testing, maintaining and modifying existing systems

+ Support Production by troubleshooting and programming existing equipment


+ Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college (or a high school diploma / GED with a minimum of 8 years of experience with control systems)

+ Minimum of 5 years of experience in control systems.

+ Ability and willingness to work off shift (2nd/3rd shift), as required.

**Desired Characteristics:**

+ Working knowledge of PLC and single loop controllers. Preferably should have working knowledge of GE PAC systems, GE Fanuc, CompactLogix, Mitsubishi, Yokogawa, Networking Systems, Ladder Logic, Structured Text, Functional Block Diagram, Cimplicity, Proficy Historian

+ Experience specifying instrumentation

+ Knowledge of PLC / DCS configuration and design

+ Knowledge of MarkVIe/MarkVIeS or equivalent DCS system

+ Experience specifying instrumentation

+ Experience with communication protocols (Profibus, Modbus, etc.)

+ Design and development of control systems for process, utilities, and safety related equipment

+ Strong oral and written communication skills

+ Good interpersonal skills to allow productive collaborative relationships with inside customers, vendors, operations, mechanical and technical personnel

+ Track record of fostering a respectful work environment

+ Ability to influence others and lead small teams

+ Lead initiatives of moderate scope and impact

+ Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously

+ Effective problem identification and solution skills

+ Proven analytical and organizational ability

+ Ability to work safely and effectively in an industrial or manufacturing environment

+ Self-motivated and have great attention to detail

+ Training and experience with Process Hazard Analysis, root cause failure analysis, environmental and quality initiatives

+ Experience working is a PSM facility

+ Strong trouble shooting skills

+ Work equally well alone and/or in a Team

+ Knowledge of a wide variety of processes: Chemical, Fluid Dynamics, Mechanical, Thermodynamics

+ Some travel may be required

**Optional Characteristics:**

+ Knowledge of SIS and IEC61511/ISA-84

+ Tracer (building automation)

+ Experience working with Variable Frequency Drives (VFD)

_This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment._

**Additional Information**

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at https://assets.phenompeople.com/CareerConnectResources/GE11GLOBAL/en_global/desktop/assets/images/poster_screen_reader_optimized_w_supplement.pdf . at http://www.ge.com/sites/default/files/15-000845%20EEO%20combined.pdf Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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).

**Relocation Assistance Provided:** Yes


Posted: 2020-11-16 Expires: 2020-12-16

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