Repair Center Technical Coordinator
Repair center technical Coordinator will acquire technical components to test parts in the Repair Center that will enable us to re-introduce components into good stock, enabling us to reduce inventory. They will also work with Engineering to perform minor repairs and fill a database that will be used by Quality and Services to trend on the most common failure modes.
Support the Repair Center Lead Engineer; primary points of focus will be maintaining the testing equipment and providing technical support to the RC team for in house renovations and writing safe procedures for new or existing benches. Opportunities for additional in-house benches and repairs should be considered and brought to management’s attention with reasonable time lines, procedures and business case. Assist with 3rd party vendors and renovation procedures along with repair report support. Additional support for safety/training considerations in warehouse and testing area. Provide support
Duty / Responsibilities
ABB & Phoenix part testing with available equipment. Additional part testing when Tech 1 not available.
ABB Inverter, LCL Filter, IGBT testing, SACE breaker, crowbar renovations/maintenance in house.
Part repairs of circuit boards, replacement of diodes and fuses, minimal assistance from Technical Office only as required.
Assist RC Engineer in maintaining test bench integrity (High Power Electrical Converters-based off of ABB ACS800 drives, VFD drives motor control, Phoenix Contact PLC control systems for various benches).
Assist RC Engineer in troubleshoot testing of equipment, in coordination with engineering teams as needed, to maintain availability. Test equipment availability is priority 1 upon failure.
Assisting with the validation of repairable part needs (in house) so internal repairs can be completed in a timely manner and with the proper components – Working with Tech 2 and procurement department to plan order needs.
Propose additional in-house repair options with reasonable timelines, business case, and procedures written. – Support provided by the RC Engineer and/or RC manager upon request.
Propose designs of tooling and developing processes/policies to reduce hazards in the Repair Center.
Work with Quality for disposition of wind farm returned components, ie repair/rework/scrap that do not already have processes in place in a timely manner with management support.
Identify and escalate areas for continuous improvement in the Repair Center Services Department for O&M.
Prepared to speak with customers in a professional and/or technical manner.
Extensive work in SAP tracking flow of material and progress of repair referencing consumptions, individual sites, and serialization of components. Along with historical tracking of serialized components from pervious failures.
Provide feedback through reports showing failure trend analysis.
Provide reports showing trend analysis by sites by root cause to identify training needs.
New part orders to maintain in house repair capabilities; this work would be with the procurement team support and management.
Root Cause/Failure Mode characterization.
Repack components as required after final testing; final step of refurbishment to generate a like new component. Using Anti-static bags and gloves to protect component.
Generator & Gearbox maintenance; spinning bearings to specific tolerances to protect from flat spots from weight.
Identify parts as repairable vs. non repairable and receive in by site in SAP; independent scrap authorization (SAP and Physical) is necessary for components that can be repaired but are not reparable. – When Tech 1 Not available.
Prepare material for refurbishment to 3rd parties and Europe after testing and direct communication with individual vendors noting site specific repairs. – When Tech 1 Not available.
Providing tracking information for all shipments either to vendors/Gamesa Spain/or US WF on every shipment – when applicable.
Higher level scrap decisions as required that come up with communications through the vendor regarding components that have been shipped to vendor but cannot be refurbished. Work with repair vendors and suppliers on normal basis. – When Tech 1 Not available.
The ability to work independently to prioritize repairs and testing of components based upon repair time/testing time and the warehouse/wind farm needs based upon consumptions and current inventory levels around the country.
Using electrical theory knowledge to recognize components that have passed through testing and require additional manual repairs as described above.
Foster extensive vendor relationships for regular and frequent repairs as well as extended relationship in the future. Proper professional communication required. – When Tech 1 Not available.
Assist in identify gaps in processes and assist in updating processes for Repair Center with the RC Engineer.
Travel to wind farms, vendors, and training facilities as necessary 10-15% of the position depending on needs.
Other duties as assigned by management.
Comply with all Environmental, Health and Safety Requirements of the company.
Required: High School Graduate/GED / Equivalent Work /
Vocational / Technical School / Diploma Program
Preferred: Associates Degree in Engineering or other Technical field
Required: 2-4 years of Electrical and hydraulic component service experience
Arch Flash Certification Preferred
Preferred: 5-8 years’ experience in technical or repair service roles
Job ID: 182413
Organization: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
Company: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Inc.
Experience Level: Experienced Professional
Job Type: Full-time
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