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Engineer- Traction & Auxiliary Controls
Title:Engineer- Traction & Auxiliary Controls
Company:General Electric
Location:Erie, PA
Our Client:  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 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: Develop control features for locomotive Traction & Auxiliary sub-system. Execute from concept through final validation and customer feedback. Develop assigned Traction & Auxiliary control features ,and validate functionality/performance on New Product Introduction and Current Product Improvement. Apply engineering fundamentals to improve performance, reliability, reduce cost, develop advanced designs/architectures, and apply improved methods/tools with guidance from experienced engineers.

Essential Responsibilities: The Traction & Auxiliary Control Engineer executes hands-on detailed design of product developments to meet business goals and program commitments using standard design processes. In this role you will utilize your expertise and develop experience to solve control problems, develop and execute design and implementation, and effect short-term and some long-term business goals.
  • Execute control system design and development for locomotive Traction & Auxiliary features including function definition, requirements derivation, dynamic analysis, failure modes analysis, design trade-offs, implementation, and validation
  • Integrate control system modules 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
  • Execute control validation utilizing desktop simulation/modelling test tools, integrated model/software testing using virtual simulators, integrated model/software/electronics hardware testing using full operability HITL(hardware in the loop) simulators, locomotive validation testing, customer acceptance testing, and field in-service testing
  • Execute investigation, root-cause identification, and resolution of control system reliability issues
  • Collaborate with Lead and Senior Traction & Auxiliary Control Engineers, systems engineering, program management, commercial teams, simulation, software and hardware teams in the application of advanced controls techniques/methods/tools to meet emerging requirements
  • Support the evaluation and conceptualization of new control technology, applications, and platforms as part of New Product Introductions
  • Execute the design, analysis, or evaluation of assigned projects using sound engineering principles and adhering to business standards, practices, procedures, and product / program requirements
  • Engage a broad range of existing product and technical experts learn designs, tools, process and build continuously build expertise
  • Document technical data generated by the assigned project consistent with engineering policies and procedures
  • Provide timely communications on significant issues or developments
  • Participate on teams assigned to address organizational initiatives and generic issues
  • Participate as a presenter or reviewer in technical and program reviews
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or other Engineering discipline
  • Demonstrated project experience in control engineering developments
  • Willing/able to support hands-on execution of hardware in the loop simulations and on-locomotive testing & validation
  • Ability and willingness to travel as required

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