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Principal Engineer - Chief Engineering

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General Electric Company

Nashville, TN

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Principal Engineer - Chief Engineering




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 EEO combined.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:

In this role the Principal Engineer - Chief Engineering will be involved in long-term planning of the low voltage and medium voltage product design team organizations and product related critical technologies: mechanisms, interruption, interlocking, circuit breakers, switching devices, and packaging. This role contributes to the overall strategy and manages complex issues within low and medium voltage switching / interrupting devices and the enclosed products they are integrated into.

Essential Responsibilities:

As the Principal Engineer - Chief Engineering, you will:

Demonstrates accountability for functional, business, and broad company objectives in the field of electrical switching and interrupting device and interlocking mechanisms

Integrates and develops design and development processes that meet business needs across the organization

Identify, develop, evaluate, and introduce engineering solutions to meet near term and long range engineering needs with regards to RCA (root cause analysis) of testing and field issues, reliability, performance and innovative design opportunities

Provide technical consultation on design and modeling approaches to mechanism design throughout the business including supplier and field support

Lead and provide the key technical direction to large projects with critical business impact

Maintain an active role in developing and defining the state of the art in mechanisms to anticipate, apply, adapt or develop technologies for product introduction, quality, performance, cost improvements and problem resolution in meeting current and future business needs including adherence to schedules and estimated costs

Support internal & external customers, and suppliers as required

Provide technical consultation to cross-functional teams throughout the business to improve or resolve manufacturing, product center, supplier, or field issues

Effectively communicate and provide recommendations through the analysis, preparation and presentation of technical data to internal and external customers using reports, records, and letters

Use knowledge and expertise to market winning proposals in anticipation of business product needs

Prepare invention disclosures to protect technology that gives the business a competitive advantage, as well as protecting the intellectual property rights of the company

Provide technical guidance, direction and training to new and experienced materials engineers, specialists, technicians and co-ops in mechanisms


Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, or Computer Science

Minimum of 8 years of experience in an engineering capacity

Desired Characteristics:

Strong oral and written communication skills

Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

Demonstrated ability to document, plan, market and manage programs that further the knowledge, understanding and capability of the business

Problem analysis and resolution skills

Demonstrated leadership in defining the state of the art in distribution equipment construction and design, along with the ability to teach thermal management and arc handling capabilities and set standard practices within mechanical mechanism design

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United States; Connecticut, North Carolina; Plainville, Mebane

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at


print_poster.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.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion​ of a background investigation and drug screen.

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