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Engineering Technical Leader- Traction & Aux Controls

About Us:
At GE Transportation at http://www.getransportation.com/ , we move the world. We are a global digital industrial leader and supplier to the rail, mining, marine, stationary power and drilling industries. Our solutions help customers deliver goods and services with greater speed and greater savings using our advanced manufacturing techniques, industry expertise and connected machines. Established more than a century ago, GE Transportation is a division of GE that began as a pioneer in passenger and freight locomotives. That innovative spirit still drives GE Transportation today. It's the engine of change that puts us at the forefront of transportation technology, software, and analytics. And it's why we continue to find-and realize-the potential that keeps our connected world moving forward. The GE Transportation Global Headquarters is located in Chicago, Illinois. There are over 65 service sites worldwide.
GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer 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.
Role Summary:
Lead concept, design, implementation, and validation of the locomotive Traction & Auxiliary sub-system on large programs/New Product Introductions. Own Traction & Auxiliary control system functionality, and performance. Improve performance, reliability, reduce cost, develop advanced designs, and apply improved methods/tools. Mentor global peers and provide technical guidance. Focus for product management, systems, sub-systems, sourcing, manufacturing, quality, suppliers and service teams.
Essential Responsibilities:
The Engineering Technical Leader - Controls Engineering will demonstrate leadership in coordinating business goals, programs, and processes for an area or business segment. In this role you will utilize your experience and expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for self and others, and have the ability to impact short-term and long-term business goals, set strategies, and drive priorities.
+ Lead development of the Traction and Auxiliary sub-system with systems engineering, program management, commercial, simulation, software and hardware teams in the application of advanced controls techniques/methods/tools to meet emerging requirements for new applications such as modular control architecture, hybrid power developments, and new vehicle configurations
+ Define Traction and Auxiliary development strategies and lead the execution of high visibility large scale programs and New Product Introduction developments
+ Direct and own control system design and development for all locomotive Traction & Auxiliary features including function definition, requirements derivation, dynamic analysis, failure modes analysis, design trade-offs, implementation, and validation
+ Drive model based controls design processes and tools for embedded controls development
+ Direct and lead the integration of control systems with component hardware (alternators, rectifiers, DC/AC inverters, AC/AC convertors, motors, batteries) and other sub-systems (diesel engine, engine cooling, engine control, compressed air, ventilation) to meet performance, application and platform functional requirements
+ Direct and lead controls testing utilizing desktop simulation/modelling, integrated model/software testing using virtual simulators, integrated model/software/electronics testing using full operability HITL(hardware in the loop) simulators, locomotive validation testing, customer acceptance testing, and field in-service testing
+ Lead the investigation, root-cause identification, and resolution of control system reliability issues
+ Lead the execution of design, analysis, or evaluation of assigned projects using sound engineering principles and adhering to business standards, practices, procedures, and product / program requirements
+ Provide technical leadership to personnel supporting the assigned project as well as becoming technically engaged with other functional groups to maintain efficient project execution
+ Meet the program deliverables, be responsible for development of the Traction and Auxiliary control system architecture and strategies
+ Lead integration and coordination of the Traction and Auxiliary control strategy with the component hardware design teams and other vehicle subsystems
+ Provide timely communications to technical and line management on significant issues, impacts, or developments which effect schedule, costs, scope of work, or resource
Qualifications/Requirements:
+ Bachelor of Science in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
+ At least 5 years of experience in an engineering control design position with hands-on design, development and implementation of closed loop controls and diagnostics
+ Working knowledge Matlab/Simulink
+ Willing/able to support hands-on execution of simulation and on-locomotive testing & validatio
+ Ability and willingness to travel as required
Desired Characteristics:
+ Experience with DOORS, SysML, MagicDraw or similar requirements definition methods/tools
+ Experience in control model auto-coding for high speed, closed-loop real-time control
+ Experience with system level validation testing
+ Experience with transportation/locomotive auxiliary or traction equipment, systems, control, diagnostics, design or test
+ Hands-on/Working knowledge of rotating electric machines (alternators, motors), rectifiers/inverters/convertors, power electronics, propulsion battery
+ Strong technical aptitude, including applicable engineering tools and systems
+ Solid oral and written communication skills
+ Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
Locations: United States; Pennsylvania; Erie
GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.


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