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Electro-Mech Test and Measurement Applications Specialist

  • GE Power
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/23/2017 5:21:50 PM
  • 2821955
  • Job Function: Services
  • Business Segment: Power Power Services
Location(s): United States ; New York; Schenectady


About Us:
GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.


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.


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:
The Electro-Mechanical Test and Measurement Applications Specialist is responsible for performing static or dynamic tests on a wide variety of power generation equipment and hardware ranging from individual components to fully assembled units. These tests may require the use of acoustic, vibration or operational oscillation measurement equipment and dynamic data acquisition systems in a lab or at a customer site.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Essential responsibilities include setting up test apparatus including instrumentation, data acquisition, postprocessing (using LMS software) and design validation of electro-mechanical machinery
  • Translate engineering specifications into relevant vibration, acoustic or mechanical oscillation measurement methods for procedures or technical qualification requirements
  • Directly conduct vibration, acoustic and mechanical oscillation measurements in either shop or field locations or as required to validate existing engineering specifications or new measurement processes
  • Work with mechanical or electrical engineering groups within GE in the performance of test plans for turbomachinery vibration characterization and evaluation for a wide variety of components and products including instrumentation, fixturing and procedures
  • Prepare test results summaries and participate in formal and informal reviews of the test data with internal or external customers
  • Provide technical guidance or training to field service measurement technicians and specialists
  • Assist the development of training programs and provide technical instruction for these programs
  • Support the generation of commercial proposals to GE customers
  • Drive safety, quality and technical excellence
  • Perform all work in accordance with EHS guidelines


Qualifications/Requirements:
  • BS in Mechanical or Electrical engineering or related discipline with at least two years demonstrated experience in setting up and performing vibration testing on industrial equipment
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in acoustic, vibration or mechanical oscillation measurement with steam turbine, gas turbine or generator technologies including equipment installation, data acquisition, data analysis and reporting
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required
  • Travel at least 60-70%


Desired Characteristics:
  • Familiarity with the implementation and troubleshooting of dynamic instrumentation such as accelerometers, strain gages, proximity probes, pressure probes and typical static instrumentation such as thermocouples, flow sensors and similar sensors
  • Experience in the use or development of telemetry based measurement systems
  • Ability to set up and execute tests independently and as part of a team of engineers and technicians
  • Perform preliminary data reduction, summarize and visualize results in native data acquisition software such as LMS as well as external software such as Excel or MATLAB
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, schedule, motivate and train others
  • Commitment to teamwork, team success, and strong customer focus
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, & PowerPoint
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills



Locations: United States ; New York; Schenectady

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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