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Bently Nevada Technology Hardware Engineering Director

  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Experience Level: Experienced
  • Posted Date: 2/23/2018 5:52:57 PM
  • Job #: 3044847
  • Location(s): United States; Nevada; Minden

About Us:

Baker Hughes, a GE company (NYSE:BHGE) is the world’s first and only fullstream provider of integrated oilfield products, services and digital solutions. Drawing on a storied heritage of invention, BHGE harnesses the passion and experience of its people to enhance productivity across the oil and gas value chain.

BHGE helps its customers acquire, transport and refine hydrocarbons more efficiently, productively and safely, with a smaller environmental footprint and at lower cost per barrel. Backed by the digital industrial strength of GE, the company deploys minds, machines and the cloud to break down silos and reduce waste and risk, applying breakthroughs from other industries to advance its own.

With operations in over 120 countries, the company’s global scale, local know-how and commitment to service infuse over a century of experience with the spirit of a startup – inventing smarter ways to bring energy to the world.

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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.

Role Summary:
The Hardware Engineering Director will lead hardware technology teams at BHGE Bently Nevada in delivering best in class industrial assets protection and monitoring solutions.

Essential Responsibilities:
In the role of Bently Nevada Technology Hardware Engineering Director, you will:

  • Be responsible for approximately 80 engineers and 5 direct managers in both new hardware and systems development in support of the BHGE Bently Nevada product lines
  • Own team metrics for defect free, on time, new technology developments and introductions, including a tight integration with the Software development team
  • Formulate a long-term vision and strategy closely working with the product line leaders for the Bently Nevada hardware and system solutions, Employee performance management and development, Insure financial performance, identification of investment needs, and preparation of budgets
  • Be responsible for growing organization depth and developing talent form both a leadership and technical perspective
  • Coach direct reports and provide feedback on performance, Drive “Can do” leadership culture where integrity rules, Engage technical / functional experts across the business to
  • Initiate short-term business support programs as required and assisting the teams’ prioritization
  • Integrate and energize a global technology team and serve as primary technical point of contact for Bently hardware topics

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Electronic, Civil or Software Engineering, or related discipline within Industrial Technology from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in industrial electronics controls, protection, monitoring device platform development and/or related system applications
  • Minimum 5 years direct report management experience

    Desired Characteristics:
  • Master’s in Business Administration or related field from an accredited college or university
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Demonstrated ability to meet goals and objectives
  • Demonstrated technical depth and breadth, strong experience on electronic system design and validation and verification techniques
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to energize the team to tackle challenging projects and to generate innovative ideas
  • Exceptional communication skills and ability to coordinate teams in a global environment
  • Former management / leadership experience in matrixed organization
  • Expertise in electronics, instrumentation and/or control systems
  • Expertise in vibration measurement devices, eddy current, seismic
  • Expertise in signal processing and estimation
  • Expertise electronics and embedded systems components and software.
  • Industrial domain knowledge in Energy and Oil and Gas equipment, operations and maintenance
  • Experience with systems requirements, system optimization and design documentation for safety critical systems
  • Six Sigma Green Belt certified (BHGE employees only)

    Locations: United States; Nevada; Minden

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


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