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Asset Life Optimization Lead Engineer

  • GE Power
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/23/2017 5:26:50 PM
  • 2821637
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Power Power Services
Location(s): Poland ; Warsaw


About Us:
GE Power is a world leader in power generation with deep domain expertise that helps customers deliver electricity
from a wide spectrum of fuel sources. We are transforming the electricity industry with the digital power plant, the
world’s largest & most efficient gas turbine, full balance of plant solutions and our data-leveraging software. Our
innovative technologies and digital offerings help make power and water more affordable, reliable, accessible and
sustainable.

Role Summary:
In this role, you will be responsible for supporting GE Power Generation Services by developing failure modes and identifying productivity programs that focus on GE, Alstom, or other OEM (oOEM) components. Initiatives will include development of concepts like Design for Reliability (DFR), Condition Based Maintenance (CBM), repair and replacement lifing, and analytics for risk management.

Essential Responsibilities:
• Understand and assess risks associated with interval extensions and life of GE, Alstom, or oOEM hardware
• Understand and evaluate the failure modes of a part based on review of used hardware, comparisons to similar GE hardware, and known repair and new make processes
• Understand and sometimes modify the reliability risk models, to present a clear picture of the program’s technical risk to the business
• Support unit specific maintenance interval entitlement initiatives focused on flange-flange GT and balance of plant
• Be responsible for timely execution of productivity programs in support of Power Services initiatives
• Lead, investigate, quantify and develop opportunities for optimizing gas turbine asset utilization
• Interact with cross-functional teams at multiple levels in the execution of productivity programs, to include but not limited to: Product Service, Product Lines, MYA Risk, Design COE, Reliability Engineering, Outage Planning, Customer Support Engineering, Application Engineering, Parts, Sourcing and RTCOE
• Assess unit health through evaluation of unit operational data, data analytics, historical outage reports, fleet issues, and both fleet and unit specific part’s distress modes/events history
• Generate interval outage scope recommendations aligned to productivity cost and cycle targets, reliability and performance goals, and Customer value
• Maintain a current level of awareness and understanding of fleet issues with associated corrective actions
• Integrate LEAN Six Sigma, Simplification, Fast Works and other quality tools into day-to-day activities

Qualifications/Requirements:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, or Materials Engineering (or equivalent knowledge/experience)
• Technical background in the design of gas turbine hot gas path or combustion hardware
• Strong experience in an engineering capacity
• Strong experience with turbomachinery in an engineering capacity
• Effective interpersonal, Communication skills, oral and written
• Fluent English

Desired Characteristics:
• Demonstrated ability to work in a matrix global organization
• Proven track record of delivering results in a dynamic business environment
• Be able to connect the loose ends and present a comprehensive story.
• Familiarity with Weibull++, or reliability estimates.
• Ability to rapidly change directions on multiple concurrent projects based on emergent business priorities
• Demonstrated high written and verbal communication skills, good English (reading, speaking and writing).
• Good Understanding of Engineering Principles and familiarity with Manufacturing Processes
• Demonstrated ability to drive projects to completion

Locations: Poland ; Warsaw

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.
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