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Lead Electrical Engineer

Company: General Electric
Location: Waukesha
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description Summary

The Lead Electrical Engineer is responsible for the design and development of power conversion technology platforms and execution of cost reduction and quality improvement programs with cross-business and cross-functional impact.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

Program scope will include specification, development, prototyping, qualification and verification of line level voltage power distribution and energy storage systems including UPS, as well as low to mid-level voltage AC-AC, AC-DC and DC-DC conversion systems. Other aspects will include safety design and testing, system interface, EMC and immunity to poor power quality, mechanical enclosure and cooling.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Design, implement, and test new power electronic hardware to meet documented requirements for power conversion products like PDUs, MDPs and UPSs.
  • Gather requirements and building specifications for power conversion platform elements and work with team members developing test plans and execution of qualification tests.
  • Identify and deliver the opportunities for continuous improvement of products and processes impacting core technologies and design excellence.
  • Work on projects in core technology platforms that can be used by multiple GEHC businesses and deliver with program predictability in all aspects of schedule, cost, quality.
  • Participate in FMEA, risk assessment and RCA activities.
  • Participate in writing product documentation, technical reports, and schedule estimates, and authoring hardware development and test plans


  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in development engineering relevant to power electronics design
  • Experience of industry recognized power electronics simulation and analysis tools such as Matlab and PLECS and other design capture tools
  • Experience of power components including semiconductors, control and regulation IC's, distribution and safety components
  • Experience and basic understanding of medical device and industrial power safety standards such as IEC60601-1, IEC950, NFPA-70 and UL508
  • Must be willing to work in Waukesha or West Milwaukee, WI fulltime & Must be willing to travel internationally approximately 10% of the time

Desired Characteristics

  • Masters in Electrical Engineering
  • 8 years relevant industrial experience in design and test of power conversion and distribution systems specific to diagnostic medical imaging products including regulatory compliance and reliability engineering methods and tools.
  • Proven ability to work cross-functionally and across GE businesses
  • Demonstrated supplier and manufacturing interface skills
  • Demonstrated skills in DFR tools such as FMEA, FTA, Reliability Growth Testing, as well as the physics of failure approach to reliability engineering

Additional Information

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.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Relocation Assistance Provided: No

Keywords: General Electric, Waukesha , Lead Electrical Engineer, Other , Waukesha, Wisconsin

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