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Laboratory Engineer

  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Experience Level: Experienced
  • Posted Date: 2/16/2018 4:52:46 PM
  • Job #: 3065299
  • Location(s): United States; Oklahoma; Oklahoma City

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 Laboratory Engineer will work with Baker Hughes a GE Company (BHGE) Research Engineers and Oil and Gas Industry research partners to bring innovative solutions to life in the lab as well as the field. This position will also be in support of the laboratory operations, and include sustaining equipment and support of general lab tasks.

Essential Responsibilities:
In most cases you will be assembling, installing, commissioning, operating, and gathering data on tests for researchers. These tests will be unique experiments that require a high level of documentation and attention to detail.

These tests will be in support of developing technologies and result in products that will contribute both to the GE Customer’s efficiency and operability but also BHGE profitability.

This position is part of the OGTC Laboratory Technical staff, which is an elite group of technology operations professionals. They report to the Laboratory Manager and are held to a high standard of operations, safety and teamwork excellence. This position will be responsible for operating in, and maintenance of a world-class research laboratory and ensuring that testing occurs in a safe and professional manner.

This position will also be responsible for the development and maintenance of control systems and programming in National Instruments Labview. This is a hands on position and requires equipment operation and testing. This position can involve some regional, national and international travel.

In the role of Laboratory Engineer, you will:

  • Work with technicians, engineers and researchers to maintain the lab spaces, and work to maintain and improve the equipment and procedures for operation
  • Work independently or with team to plan and execute tests and ensure that all testing level documentation is accurately maintained
  • Create solutions to complex technical problems
  • Support project managers in the development of safety protocols related to specific projects / experiments
  • Own safety responsibilities for experiments/projects built, operated and executed
  • Conduct tests and collect data according to written procedures
  • Ensure equipment is maintained and calibrated according to lab procedures
  • Ensure good coordination and communication with project managers
  • Assist in project design, development, and production
  • Prepare and conduct experiments
  • Create prototypes of equipment using various assembly methods and technologies
  • Be responsible for moving and installing large, heavy equipment safely
  • Work directly with customers, and researchers to bring prototype equipment online

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in mechanical and/or electrical environment

    Eligibility Requirements:

  • Lift 50 lbs and be able to work in confined spaces

    Desired Characteristics:
  • Demonstrated experience working with Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE) requirements
  • Understanding of electrical circuits, LOTO, and arc flash
  • Experience with instrumentation and control systems (National Instruments Lab View Preferred)
  • Demonstrated chemical safe handling experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Research & Development Experience
  • Demonstrated chemical safe handling experience
  • Proven record of working safety
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Able to manage multiple projects and resources to drive projects to completion
  • Prior experience working independently and as part of a team
  • Strong computer and controls system skills
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of mechanical and electrical assembly processes
  • Knowledge of pressure, flow, and temperature carrying devices
  • Experience with pressure vessels, and high temperature testing
  • Experience with electrical equipment, and power systems testing
  • Experience with analytical equipment
  • Experience with equipment calibration and tracking
  • Experience with basic machining and welding
  • Experience with powered industrial vehicles, overhead cranes, and non-standard equipment lifts
  • Experience with mechanical assembly and modification

    Locations: United States; Oklahoma; Oklahoma City
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