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York, PA, US

Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Engineering

Senior Systems Engineer - American Hydro Corporation

Steeped in a tradition of hydropower, American Hydro is the leading supplier and installer of large equipment for the hydro electric industry. American Hydro is currently looking for Senior Systems Engineer to add to the family at our Mechanical Engineering Team in our York, PA facility.  We are tight-knit group that takes a great deal of pride in what we produce.  If you are a detail orientated hardworking team member who is looking for place to call home, we invite you to apply to this opening.


  • Performance of electrical and systems engineering equipment for a hydro turbine project

  • Development of cost-effective custom equipment designs at the proposal stage and achievement of the budgeted costs at the final design stage

  • On time completion of engineering deliverables

  • Cost savings realized through design reviews and value engineering

Main Responsibilities:

  • Commit to work under American Hydro core values that include open communication, teamwork, and continuous improvement

  • Coordination and integration of purchased control systems, generators, auxiliaries, etc, with supplied turbine equipment to assure that equipment packages are competitive and perform as per customer and industry standards

  • Prepare purchase specifications for generators, control systems and auxiliaries to support bids and contracts

  • Monitor suppliers of equipment package components

  • Generate drawings and parts lists for system components

  • Review product discrepancies versus design requirements and prescribe disposition

  • Initiate submittals to customers and/or suppliers and review and respond to comments on returned drawings and documents

  • Write and compile Operating and Maintenance manuals

  • Perform field troubleshooting and testing

  • Satisfy ISO 9001 Quality Standards as they relate to these engineering tasks


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering with ten years related experience and/or training in power plant systems engineering; or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Advanced engineering degree or Professional Engineering Certification preferred

American Hydro (A Wartsila Company) is an AAP/EOE Employer.  Find out more at  We welcome all applicants through our online application system.

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