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At GE Digital, we are creating technology and solutions to enable social, mobile, analytical and cloud capabilities for the Industrial Internet. The Industrial Internet is an open, global network that connects people, data and machines. It’s about making infrastructure more intelligent and advancing the industries critical to the world we live in. At GE, we believe it’s about the future of industry—energy, healthcare, transportation, manufacturing. It’s about making the world work better. GE is transforming itself to become the world's premier digital industrial company, executing critical outcomes for our customers. Explore how you can drive greater asset reliability, lower operating costs, reduce risk and accelerate operational performance with our Predix platform and software solutions. 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, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
Role Summary: This position will be responsible for network and compute operations as well as GE Brilliant Factory machine connectivity at the new greenfield manufacturing site in Huntsville AL. In this role, you will work with the broader GE Digital team to install, maintain and support the network and compute environment for the site. You will also develop the cross machine and cross factory standards for PLC communication and connectivity working closely with factory technical resources.
Responsible for working independently on components of larger network segments. Responsible for incident troubleshooting, change implementation, vendor relationships, and problem analysis. Contributes to the team on a variety of projects to deliver high quality results. Strong collaboration skills: ability to work with other network operations engineers and cross-functional peers. Strong communication skills: clear written and verbal communication.
In this role you will:
Perform installations, assist L2/L3 teams with configuration, maintenance, system administration, and operational support for the network and compute environment
Plan and perform backup, recovery, and security procedures to the compute environment
Drives continuous improvement of operational activities to maximize efficiency
Develops automated solutions to address potential problems before they result in a service interruption
Interpret program strategy and translate into actionable activities at a factory level
Develop the technical standards by which factories will connect their machines and tools
Coordinate and execute the connection of machines and tools to the GE Network
Collaborate with the Lean and Fastworks labs to develop standards for new machines and tooling
Collaborate and partner with the larger Aviation Brilliant Factory team, the Global Research Center (GRC), the GE Software CoE and other industry leaders to develop and execute strategic initiatives in areas such as virtual manufacturing, sensor enabled manufacturing technologies, as well as factory and supply chain optimization
Provide advanced support to the Controls & Connectivity Technician at the factories
Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Information Management or another technical / engineering / IT field
Minimum 3 years of experience working in IT Infrastructure/compute environment
Minimum 3 years of experience working in telecommunications/systems infrastructure in a large-scale / global enterprise
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
Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job.
Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen
Advanced PLC knowledge
Strong understanding of network terminology, troubleshooting concepts, and full stack connectivity
Strong understanding of how compute / applications interact with the network
Strong understanding of how to troubleshoot / triage network related issues
Experience with Allen Bradley and Honeywell Products
Experience with Rockwell Products and Software
Sensor Enablement Experience
Experience with MES systems
Ability to read or understand electrical drawings
Understanding of how to configure network devices and IP address management
Understanding of routing / switching / wireless technologies
Understanding of complex technologies like firewalls, IPS, and load balancing
Ability to learn to use network tools to aid in troubleshooting / monitoring the network
Database & SQL Reporting
Business Intelligence (BI) tools i.e. Spotfire
Self-motivated and passionate about learning new technologies
Ability to work on outages while maintaining the ability to think critically and remain calm and composed
Ability to work to deadlines and think critically about the task at hand
Strong ability to collaborate with subject matter experts and effectively work with (and learn from) other employees to drive outcomes
Ability to proactively identify areas of need and lead the effort to remediate them
Ability to lead and support multiple projects simultaneously
Demonstrated clear thinking, inclusiveness and collaboration skills
Creative problem solver and process-oriented
Ability to gather requirements and design / deploy a solution or tool to meet those needs
Experience in a manufacturing environment
Cisco Certifications such as CCNA, CCNP, CCDP, CISSP. Similar certifications in areas related to network virtualization or internetworking solutions also a plus
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