General Electric Graduate Field Service Engineer in Des Moines, Iowa

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.

Role Summary:

The Graduate Field Service Engineer, under direct supervision, will spend 6-12 months in the services graduate training program. In this role, you will spend time at training project sites throughout North America as well as possible international training.

Essential Responsibilities:

As the Graduate Field Service Engineer, you will:

  • Upon completion of initial training period, be placed into one of the segments within the Services Group

  • Provide engineering assistance for a particular specialized area of a project or all phases of a project from initial development through marine / offshore commissioning

  • Assist and/or observe software development, including design / coding of components and modules according to detailed specifications and direction

  • Participate in the analysis and development of test plans

  • Generate test results and makes observations and/or recommendations for corrective action

  • Assist in hardware development and design

  • Develop and write functional specifications researching and compiling technical information and data as required

  • Develop drawings and schematics

  • Keep abreast of latest technological developments, and develop an understanding of company products and customer requirements

  • Perform assignments to support field engineering, including visits to installation and commissioning sites

  • Perform related engineering assignments as requested

  • Visit overseas offices in the United Kingdom, France and/or Germany

  • Provide engineering assistance for a particular specialized area of a project or all phases of a project from installation design through commissioning and service support

  • Assist in hardware installation and the safe / controlled energization and testing of equipment and systems

  • Assist in the safe and controlled testing of software functionality by following test plans and procedures

  • Collate and compile Test documentation

  • Maintain drawings, schematics and software code at current status

  • Perform related engineering assignments as required


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Technology or related field from an accredited university or college (OR High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 4 years of Electrical Engineering, Technology or related field experience)


  • Ability and willingness to travel 90% of the time following initial training period

Desired Characteristics:

  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Ability to write professional / technical reports and procedures

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Ability to interact and communicate with internal and external customers

  • Strong PC skills, including use of standard MS Office applications

  • Ability to prioritize workload and shift work activities in order to meet business needs / department goals

  • Ability to independently arrange and organize work efforts on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis

  • Ability to meet tight deadlines

  • Ability to conceptualize and implement performance objectives that meet established requirements

  • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated

  • Ability and desire to learn new skills quickly

  • Demonstrates a high degree of personal and professional ethics and integrity

  • Ability to make recommendations regarding job methods and departmental procedures

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Locations: United States; California, Illinois, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Texas; Houston, Pittsburgh, San Diego, New Orleans, Chicago

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