Lead Field Engineer

Lead Field Engineer

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In the role of Lead Field Engineer, you will work as a member of Electrification Distribution Solutions in US, in order to meet assigned objectives. you will work within defined parameters to make decisions, apply concepts to issues of moderate complexity, and resolve issues through immediate action or short-term planning.

Reporting to the Area Field Services Manager, you will be performing installation, troubleshooting, repair, and preventative maintenance on electrical distribution equipment.

Your responsibilities

  • Provide knowledge of and conduct work activities in compliance with the ABB HSE (Health, Safety and Environment), ABB Way, and Safety Manual & Safety policy at all times
  • Maintain knowledge of, and conduct work activities in compliance with all safety policies
  • Develop and further expand technical knowledge and expertise, currently recognized industry standards for engineering ability
  • Maintain knowledge of applicable product line warranties, and accomplish effective warranty
  • Be responsible for hands-on execution of projects including Startup, commissioning, troubleshooting, engineering, design, and repair of Power Delivery equipment in respective area; Power Delivery includes transformers, switchgear, OCBs, Circuit Breakers, busways, UPS, ATS, PLCs, Relays, Power Management Controls systems and other Power related equipment & controls
  • Perform administrative functions such as writing technical reports, ordering materials, securing quotations, preparing job status reports, reports to customers, time sheet, and expense sheets on a complete timely, and thorough basis
  • Exercise good judgment in controlling costs and expenditures of company funds. Protect the company's capital investments by properly safeguarding and maintaining that equipment for which responsible
  • Make contributions to the continued development and refinement of Installation and Field Services Engineering Standards and Procedures as they apply to designated specialty and to conduct work efforts in accordance there of
  • Strive to achieve the highest level of customer satisfaction in all transactions and relationships

Your background

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering OR a High School Diploma with a minimum of 10 years of engineering / field experience.
  • Experience in the repair and refurbishment of LV (Low Voltage) and MV (Medium Voltage ) circuit breakers (OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) equipment such as Siemens, GE, ABB, SquareD, Multilin relays, and Switzer Relays).
  • Ability and willingness to travel approximately 70% as required. Ability and willingness to possess and maintain a valid passport and driver's license.
  • Technical skills in testing of power distribution and delivery to include Low Voltage and Medium Voltage Breakers, Switchgear, Relays and Transformers.
  • PLC experience is a plus.
  • Ability to build strong customer relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with minimum supervision.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills.
  • Strong Computer skills to include Outlook, Excel, and Word.
  • Candidates must already have a work authorization that would permit them to work for ABB in the US.


  • Retirement plan
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Medical insurance
  • Wellbeing program

More about us

ABB's Distribution Solutions Division provides utility, industrial and commercial customers with safe, smart and sustainable technologies for the distribution of electricity. With ABB AbilityTM enabled digital solutions at its core, our extensive portfolio includes distribution automation products, switching, limiting, measuring and sensing devices, switchgear, modular substation packages, and related services.

We look forward to receiving your application. If you want to discover more about ABB, take another look at our website www.abb.com.

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ABB Group
Full time
Salary Range
$68,000.00 - 107,000.00
per Year
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Schenectady, NY 12309, US
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