R&D Data Scientist

Company Name:  Mitsubishi Power Americas, Inc.

Lake Mary, FL, US, 32746



Mitsubishi Power Americas, Inc. in Lake Mary, Florida is looking for a R&D Data Scientist. 


This role will be based at our Headquarters in Lake Mary, FL.




The R&D Data Scientist will support the Innovations team’s focus on modeling and analytics. This role will be responsible for algorithm development, gas turbine combined cycle system level modeling, FMEA, simulation, testing and implementation of various modeling and analytics techniques as part of R&D projects related to digital technology initiatives. The target candidate will have at least 3-5 years’ experience within a role related to monitoring and diagnostics, reliability engineering, data analytics, data science, troubleshooting or thermal process modeling for heavy industrial gas turbines.  Multi-platform experience and prior experience with BOP and bottoming cycle modeling and diagnostics is a plus. Willing to travel to customer sites in the U.S. and well established international sites.




  • Develop control algorithms and system level modeling to support analytic and digital initiatives using a variety of commercial software and programming platforms including Python, OSI PI, Excel, VBA, SQL, Power BI, Tableau and others.
  • Support the development of clean sheet design approaches to new and existing ideas for emerging technology and data analytics schemes applied to Industrial Gas Turbine Power Plants.
  • Develop computational algorithms, mathematical processes using Machine learning and other Artificial Intelligence techniques to identify anomalies in power plant equipment behavior and reach meaningful conclusions as to the root cause.
  • Develop protocol and program serial interfaces across various control platforms in support of embedded technology and digital ecosystem.
  • Provide support for project planning and implementation activities with internal and external teams.
  • Support use-case definitions and value propositions for software application development with internal business development teams such as PLM/marketing as well as engineering and M&D.
  • Support marketing, sales, product line management and engineering efforts through publication of technical papers / case studies and attendance at industry conferences for digital applications as necessary to advance Digital Solutions initiatives.
  • Support customer meetings and deliver presentations on digital applications as required.
  • Overnight travel (up to 25%) by land and/or air.
  • Perform other such duties as required.




  • Comply with all safety policies, practices, and procedures, reporting all unsafe activities to Management and/or Human Resources.
  • Be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat, and overall computer navigational skills.
  • Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals.
  • Contribute to building a positive team spirit.
  • Communicate effectively with all levels of employees.
  • Protect confidential information by not communicating, disclosing to, or using for benefit of 3rd parties.
  • Maintain the highest degree of honesty and integrity at all times.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.


Role-Specific Experience:


  • Demonstrated competency working with large data sets and performing data analysis and root cause analysis. Expected to use commercial data historians and data manipulation / visualization software including: OSI PI, Python/C programming, Power BI, Tableau, predictive analytics modeling tools, machine learning tools/algorithms, etc.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of combined cycle industrial gas turbine power plants including design, O&M (operations and maintenance) and process interactions.
    • Able to read and interpret P&ID’s and control logic diagrams.
  • High-level knowledge and capabilities with industrial process controls, including Netmation, Ovation, T3000, TXP or MKVIe (GE) control systems.


Education and Industry Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, training, or certification in Engineering or Computer Science/Programming from four-year college or university or technical institution; and at least three to five (3-5) years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public


Mathematical Skills: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


Computer Skills: SharePoint, Windows Operating Systems, Microsoft Office Suite, Visio, Knowledge of PI system database software, electronic mail; graphics; technical network diagrams, process flowcharts etc.




The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, bend, talk and hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee’s working environment maybe loud.  The employee may be required to adhere to MHPSA and customer safety procedures including but not limited to, the use of personal protection equipment (hardhat, safety glasses, goggles, hearing and fall protection).




  • Excellent Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision & 401K Matching).
  • Excellent growth and advancement opportunities.
  • Tuition reimbursement and on-the-job training.
  • Paid vacation, sick time and holidays.
  • Committed to quality product and services.
  • Great working environment and culture.
  • Employee Appreciation Programs and Events.


Mitsubishi is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer actively seeking to diversify the workforce and is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. Therefore, all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally recognized protected basis under applicable law, are strongly encouraged to apply.




Nearest Major Market: Orlando