Sr Field Service Electrical Engineer at MTU America in Mankato, MN

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Job Summary
This position performs engineering work related to researching, designing, and applying of control system products to custom power systems applications. This includes complex troubleshooting, inspections, specialized testing and on-site commissioning.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Design interfaces between MTU control panels and engine ECUs
  • Develop special customer applications with MTU controls system
  • Interface electrical and mechanical applications and systems per customer requirements
  • Design and maintain custom templates on a per job basis
  • Troubleshooting capabilities: complex relay calibration, use of load and power quality recording instrumentation, high voltage circuit breaker and switchgear testing, all equipment associated with substation equipment testing.
  • May perform and/or supervise a full range of complex engineering studies.
  • Write complete, detailed reports promptly at end of project
  • Work directly with controls and governor manufacturers to improve functionality and mitigate issues
  • Specify new controls, options, and functionality requirements to manufacturers
  • Hardware responsibilities: switchgear, modular controls cabinets, voltage regulators, control panels, engine ECUs and other protective relays
  • Work with the electrical department to harmonize and standardize electrical drawings and control systems
  • Assist all areas of company with controls related issues
  • Safety and environmental procedures and work instructions can be referenced in the Matrix

Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor's degree and 5 years experience in service and/or testing in the generator set manufacturing or similar industry, or 9 years experience in service and/or testing in the generator set manufacturing or similar industry.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Dependable, Creative, Versatile, Flexible and Team Orientated
  • Programming: PLC programming, function block, structure text, scripted languages, Boolean/digital logic.
  • Device communication/structure: SCADA, TCP-IP, Modbus and CANbus
  • Power systems: fundamentals, paralleling system management, power electronics
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to read, understand and interpret blueprints, line drawings and ladder diagrams
  • Willingness to travel to customer and manufactures sites
  • Devise strategic plans for problem resolutions using facts and gathered data
  • Responsible for electrical commissioning and overseeing the installation of systems, and equipment.
  • Carry out product performance reviews and verification by formulating test plan, utilizing data mapping and power quality logging on generating systems
  • Making improvements to, and offering advice about, operational procedures
  • Scheduling and coordinating work to tight deadlines
  • Ensuring that equipment works to its specification
  • Investigating problems and diagnosing and repairing faults
  • Troubleshooting
  • Liaising with installation/project engineers
  • Writing reports and documentation
  • Providing technical support
  • Ensuring safe working conditions
  • Training maintenance and operative staff where appropriate
  • Project Management Skills
  • Good operational knowledge of electrical power distribution systems
  • Working knowledge of AC Voltages up to 13800 volts
  • Willing to work flexible hours, weekends, holidays and night work. Must be available for out-of-town and international travel of up to several weeks. Travel up to 50%

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