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Role Summary: The HMI Engineer position requires an individual that possesses a solid understanding of visualization software, industrial communication, cyber security and control systems as well as exhibits strong project management and communication skills.
Essential Responsibilities: In the role of HMI Engineer, you will:
Provide technical leadership for assigned HMI upgrade and controls retrofit projects under the overall management responsibility of the project manager
Be accountable for on-time schedule performance, project milestones, customer deliverables, and compliance with regulations and standards
Design and implement Human Machine Interface (HMI) screens for turbine control retrofit using a variety of HMI software packages
Provide technical support to software engineers in meeting customer needs on HMI applications
Design, implement and support communication networks for control system applications
Support proposal activities for HMI project opportunities
Provide technical support of HMI and control system during commissioning to ensure customer satisfaction
Perform hardware selection of system control components for HMI solutions
Modify legacy control system software for turbine control
Implement cyber security requirements
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an accredited college or university
Minimum 7 years of experience in power generation and/or process control design, HMI and industrial networking
Ability and willingness to travel up to 30% of time, as required
Green Belt Certified (GE Employees only)
Prior experience in Enhanced CDM, DLN Upgrades, STARSS, Compressor S17 Protection, Control Curve upgrades and other modkits for Gas only/Dual – Fuel frame 6FA, 7FA, 7E, 9E, 9FA Gas Turbines on Mark V/VI/Vie controller platforms
Expertise in legacy HMI systems (Windows NT/XP) and Mark V/Mark VI Controllers
Prior experience in performing software modifications for Mark V/Mark VI/Mark VIe Controllers for GT applications
Recent experience working on complex Cisco network/HMI upgrades for ST/GT/BOP controllers with Modbus/GSM/OPC communication with DCS
Experience implementing cyber security systems
Strong background in HMI application software including Proficy iFix, Cimplicity, Historian based products
Field installation experience for UCVH Upgrades, system integration/testing, network upgrades
Cisco Shell, MS Office (including visio), VBA (limited), RedHat Linux (Basic OS), Windows NT/XP/7 (Basic OS), VMWare applications for virtualization, GE ControlST, GE eTCSS, Cimplicity, Proficy Machine Edition (Basic), National Instrument’s Labview, MATLAB, MPLAB C (Microcontroller compilers), Good software design practice for Mark V/VI/Vie controllers
CompTIA Network+ certified
Familiarity with Mark V / VI / VIe control system programming and system design
Track record of long lead control system projects
Strong computer skills in setting up Windows based applications including Windows XP, Windows 2000, Win7 , Server 2012, Win 10
Strong troubleshooting skills including hardware, software and communication networking.
Strong oral and written communication skills
Motivated, self-starter, results oriented
Proven team player with solid cooperation, flexibility and mentoring traits
Proficient MS Office computer skills
Minimum of 8 years of experience in technical field
Combined Cycle Power Plant design experience
Domestic / international controls design experience
Understanding of turbine control applications
Field engineering experience
Knowledge or understanding of communication protocols such as Modbus, OPC, TCP / IP
Prior experience in hardware configuration and testing for both Mark VI & Vie systems
Masters in Engineering from an accredited college or university
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