Food & Beverage Application Engineer – Atlanta, GA


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GE Energy

Business Segment

Energy - Headquarters

About Us

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Posted Position Title

Food & Beverage Application Engineer

Career Level




Function Segment

Functional Management


United States

U.S. State, China or Canada Provinces




Postal Code


Relocation Expenses

Full Expenses

Role Summary/Purpose

The Food & Beverage Application Engineer provides technical support to the Vertical team in the development of a pipeline of potential food and beverage process opportunities incorporating GE Energy products and services. This is done through a consultantative, solutions approach in which the Food & Beverage Application Engineer provides P&L neutral designs to the customer demonstrating technical expertise and building customer credibility.

Essential Responsibilities

  Proactively promote and position GE early in the project phase to create value and influence by working closely with consultants, developers & customers

  Provide technical expertise to Sales & Commercial Operations in selecting, implementing, and developing competitive product applications to address energy efficiency, resource scarcity and environmental requirements

  Estimate GE Energy equipment and system performance, hardware and price for budgetary estimates

  Assess competitive system performance & hardware evaluation throughout the entire bid process

  Identify customer’s needs and maximize the application of the entire GE Energy portfolio of solutions

  Identify new products and product repositioning and communicate it back to the GE Energy businesses

  Participate in customer presentations, discussions, negotiations, conferences, and all front line marketing / sales efforts in a technical sales role. Be a catalyst in problem solving

  Lead technical project design and scope at customer meetings maintaining a high level of business acumen

  Communicate these project requirements to effectively leverage GE Energy’s matrix organization

  Train sales force to empower them with the latest technical knowledge and information

  Collaborate and participate as a member of the industrial vertical team to create and communicate the GE value proposition

  Maintain expertise on product and technology knowledge, international codes and standards, and processing technology advances


  Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or other relevant Engineering field (extensive field service can be a substitute for this qualification)

  Minimum of 5 years experience in engineering or systems work areas associated with food or beverage processing / operations including electrical power systems, mechanical thermal systems, waste water or controls and operation


  Ability and willingness to travel a minimum of 30%

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Desired Characteristics

  Strong analytical capabilities and ability to perform initial systems performance and economic analysis evaluations

  Excellent communication skills (written and spoken) applied to all internal / external business levels

  Ability to execute and influence in a matrixed organizational structure

  Demonstrated ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects with minimal direction

  Team player and self-starter with demonstrated problem solving and organization networking capabilities

  Ability to share best practices across multiple cultures and regions

  Knowledge of GE Energy products and services

  Organization and presentation skills

  Advanced engineering degree

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

  Six Sigma certification (GE employees only)

Why join one great company when you can join many? We are more than 300,000 people with jobs that range from biochemist to finance specialist to wind energy engineer. We’re passionate about making life better with new ideas and technologies. We’re diverse, supporting our communities in more than 140 countries. Experience personal growth and competency development as part of the GE team. GE Energy is leading the field in the development, implementation and improvement of the products and technologies that harness our resources such as wind, oil, gas and water.

GE Energy is one of the world's leading suppliers of power generation and energy delivery technologies in all areas of the energy industry including coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy as well as with renewable resources such as water, wind, solar and alternative

Atlanta, GA with its warm climate and beautiful metropolitan area continues to grow; while remaining known for its commitment to the environment. Atlanta is home to many major league sports teams as well as the performing arts, historic sites, & museums. With over 30 colleges & universities. Come see why we love Atlanta!

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