General Electric On- Site Lead Field Engineer - Metals in Des Moines, Iowa

Role Summary:

The Lead Field Service – Resident Engineer will provide support, technical expertise and engineering solutions to support the metals business within the Power Conversion. In this role, you will own the resolution of post-sales technical customer issues at customer sites with accuracy, quality, and timeliness in order to meet customer needs and business goals.

Essential Responsibilities:

As the Lead Field Service – Resident Engineer, you will:

  • Support trouble shooting of installed products at customer site, including accurate and timely settlement of all warranty claims from assigned customers

  • Execute on site project management and technical leader duties to resolve customer issues and provide customer satisfaction

  • Coordinate additional opportunities to serve the customer with the customer service team, parts, other FSE’s, repair services, sales, and product engineering teams

  • Advise the customer of recommended upgrades, parts, and service opportunities to improve customer productivity and sell GE parts / services

  • Coordinate maintenance activities for the customer and plan for inspections

  • Provide support to engineering teams working on customer CMU’s projects

  • Support the bidding process for the customer CMU’s projects

  • Identify new opportunities and develop effective offerings to improve in-service equipment reliability / availability

  • Develop presentations and provide training and instruction to customers on system operations

  • Promote sales of maintenance services

  • Perform other related engineering tasks to facilitate proper commissioning and customer satisfaction

  • Provide on call support in response to customer calls for service

  • Ensure appropriate response and service is provided to customer

  • Complete timely service reports and other administrative requirements

  • Support business growth opportunities and marketing campaigns


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college (OR Associate's Degree with a minimum of 8 years of experience in a customer facing role OR High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 10 years of experience in a customer facing role)

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience within an engineering environment

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with metal systems (automation, DC drives, AGC and Level 2)


  • Ability and willingness to travel and work overtime, as required

  • Ability and willingness to possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and/or US Passport

Desired Characteristics:

  • Electronics, electrical and/or mechanical trouble shooting skills (hands-on approach)

  • Ability to learn software tool applications to support HMI and application changes

  • Strong computer skills with familiarity with MS Office, TCP / IP configuration

  • Ability to read and interpret mechanical and electrical drawings

  • Electrical maintenance experience

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to read and write in English

  • Ability to prioritize / organize work and meet deadlines

  • Ability to set and meet aggressive targets

  • Self-starter with minimal supervision required

  • Ability to work independently

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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 at . 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.

Locations: United States; Illinois, Michigan; Chicago, Portage, Detroit

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.