General Electric Drives Sales Application Engineer in Honolulu, Hawaii

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 Drives Sales Application Engineer for GE Power will provide technical support to the Regional Commercial team in the development of field services proposals for automation equipment and systems. In this role, you will identify and propose value-added service solutions to a broad range of Industrial customers. In this fast paced, customer facing role, you will require strong field service technical skills, understanding of industry processes, and highly effective communication skills.

Essential Responsibilities:

As the Drives Sales Application Engineer, you will:

  • Identify and develop new business opportunities to maintain and grow the sales pipeline

  • Develop technical solutions to meet customer business needs

  • Communicate requirements for order fulfillment to sourcing and operations

  • Document competitors’ activities and assess potential market moves

  • Review and influence customer specifications to assure compliance and/or noted exceptions for development of equipment and service quotations

  • Make technical presentations to all levels of customer organization

  • Support development of engineering and installation work scopes, schedules, and cost estimates to facilitate total scope project offerings

  • Put together quality and timely technical scope / solution / customer benefits that can be incorporated into proposal documents

  • Be responsible for technical leadership on all Field Service proposals, including identifying on-site material and labor requirements, job-site walks, customer bid reviews, specification reviews, and competitive analysis

  • Provide input for NPI (New Product Introduction) programs and introduce new services / products to sales / service teams and clients

  • Contribute positively to regional sales, orders, profitability, and ITO (Inquiry TO Order) quality goals


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an accredited college or university (OR a High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 4 years of experience with the application of AC and DC drives (LV and MV) / Control Systems (i.e., PLCs, Networks, HMIs)

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in application engineering or field engineering in automation products and systems, including a minimum of 5 years of experience working with customers in the Oil & Gas, metals, mining, paper, Power Gen or other general industries


  • Ability and willingness to travel 80% of the time

Desired Characteristics:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering

  • Six sigma training or equivalent quality training

  • Strong presentation skills

  • Strong creative problem solving skills

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Strong customer mindset

  • Ability to communicate at all levels of the organization

  • Prior experience with customer specifications review, proposal development, and contract development and negotiations

  • Prior experience in developing and writing specifications and proposals

  • Ability to bring an innovative approach to complicated problem solving

  • Ability to provide technical direction and training for leadership program candidates

  • Ability to work in a team-oriented setting and develop complex solutions utilizing the entire GE portfolio

PLEASE NOTE: Position is located in the central part of the US, other cities may be considered.

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