Lead Field Mechanical Engineer – MDS in Charlotte, NC

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

Baker Hughes   •  

Charlotte, NC 28202

Industry: Energy & Utilities


5 - 7 years

Posted 37 days ago

Role Summary/Purpose

The Lead Field Engineer – Machinery Diagnostic Solutions is a key part of the operations team responsible for design, planning, execution, and troubleshooting of Asset Condition Monitoring Systems focused on meeting customer and business goals. This position will be focused on machinery diagnostics needs of the business.

Essential Responsibilities

In the role of Lead Field Engineer – Machinery Diagnostic Solutions, you will:

  • Place a high emphasis on supporting client needs as they pertain to evaluating machinery condition based on rotor dynamic analysis; installing, troubleshooting, and maintaining protection system hardware; installing, troubleshooting, and maintaining monitoring system hardware & software.
  • Diagnose machinery problems based upon: vibration data, operational data, and customer communications
  • Provide leadership, technical direction, and assistance to the customer, user, and other GE field personnel in the diagnostic and long-term maintenance of Bently Nevada equipment and customers' rotating machinery
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to convey technical concepts to business and technical personnel
  • Ability to foresee a customer's need for information or work practice to achieve higher plant reliability
  • Perform installations, commissioning, and trouble-shooting of Bently Nevada Hardware and Software Products and Solutions at GE and customer locations
  • Complete timely standard service reports, invoicing packages, and other administrative requirements
  • React to customer required travel in a timely manner, while bringing all required service equipment
  • Complete documentation of findings / recommendations
  • Create, review and interpret technical reports
  • Track, report, and forecast financials on individual projects on a regular basis
  • Professionally communicate with customer and other team members
  • Perform Asset Management / Reliability Service Studies
  • Prepare timely Work Order requests, Quick Quotes and Invoicing packages
  • Assess job site Safety and perform services as per GE Environmental, Health, and Safety Policies Charlotte NC 28209
  • Understand Term & Conditions commitments
  • Drive customer satisfaction through commitment to quality
  • Drive and Support the growth initiatives of the business
  • Understand contractual commitments
  • Drive customer satisfaction through commitment to quality


  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 5 years of Machinery Diagnostics Field Experience

Eligibilty Requirements:

  • Travel up to 80%, as required
  • Work over-time
  • Possess a valid driver's license and passport (or able to obtain a passport)
  • Obtain TWIC Card
  • Ability to safely deploy to remote geographic assignment locations – onshore and offshore locations with limited access to medical care, which may require 4 hours (or more) travel time to reach secondary level medical care

Desired Characteristics

  • Professional Engineering License (FE or EIT will be considered)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English language
  • Self-starter with minimal supervision requirement
  • Strong written and oral communication skills to convey technical concepts to business and technical personnel
  • Experience working under stressful working conditions
  • Project Management Skills
  • Strong computer skills; both Hardware and Software, plus MS Office software skills
  • Mechanical & Electrical trouble shooting skills. "Hands-on approach"
  • Experience reading, interpreting, and understanding mechanical prints
  • Knowledge of Reciprocating Compressors
  • Experience with Networking devices and protocols
  • Knowledge of rotating machinery operation and controls systems
  • Knowledge of machinery protection and management systems
  • Knowledge or experience with AT LEAST one or more of the following: mechanical vibration, rotating machinery vibration and/or diagnostics, rotordynamic analysis, machinery balancing and alignment
  • Knowledge of Bently Nevada products and services
  • Demonstrated authority and assurance dealing with people

Valid Through: 2019-10-9