Mechanical Specialist Repair Technician 197499

Job Description

Job Description:

Position Summary:  This position is responsible for planning, performing, and reporting on drivetrain (gearbox, main shaft, and main bearing, generator bearings, etc) inspections and repairs. This position is also responsible for trouble-shooting support for all components associated with drivetrain (pumps, fans, sensors, etc). 95% travel site-work-related is required. The mechanical specialist will interface with clients and manage small crews on a regular basis.

Position could report & support O&M during periods of down time or travel to support other jobs within the Advanced Maintenance team. Heavy lifts, Major Campaigns and Blades


Duty / Responsibility

• Ability to work in confined / enclosed space and comfortable with heights

• Inspections (borescope) of drivetrain components (main shaft + bearings, gearbox + gears + bearings)

• Gearbox repairs – high speed bearings, high speed shafts, intermediate speed bearings, mechanical pump

• Assist in troubleshooting of drivetrain related issues (pumps, sensors, brakes, cooling unit, filters, etc.)

• Assist in large corrective (crane work) replacement of gearboxes and main shafts

• Strong written and verbal communication skills to describe complex damages, participate in preparation of inspection and repair reports, and follow up to final resolution

• Advance knowledge of maintenance and electrical testing equipment for turbines

• Test electrical components and systems, as well as mechanical and hydraulic systems

• Perform maintenance on wind turbine equipment including troubleshooting electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic malfunctions. Replace worn or malfunctioning components.

• Support Advanced Maintenance group with various projects, including large and small correctives on a variety of components

• Identify process improvements; including reduction of non-value added operations, increased productivity opportunities, increased safety opportunities, etc

• Inspect, diagnose, adjust, and repair components in the wind turbine. Inspect the exterior and physical integrity of towers and blades.

• Technician must be able to work within the maximum safety guidelines using personal protection equipment

• Basic computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, diagnostic tools and equipment

• Must be willing to travel for extended periods of time - up to 95%

• Perform other duties – Safe, team-oriented work habits are essential

• Support site O&M and troubleshooting efforts when needed



High School Graduate/GED/Equivalent Work – Required

Vocation/Technical School/ Diploma Program – Preferred

Associate’s Degree – Preferred

Bachelor’s Degree – Preferred  

Related Work Experience:

2-4 Years – Required

Can additional experience substitute for education? Yes

If “yes”, identify how many years of additional experience: 4

Knowledge Base/License/Certification/Registration (List the required and / or preferred licenses, certifications or registrations, if any)

Gearbox / Generator Repairs and Inspections: Preferred

Familiarity with Gamesa and/or Siemens Mechanical/Electrical turbine operation: Preferred

Ability to lead repair team: Preferred

Specialized Skills & Knowledge [List the minimum required specific knowledge and skills necessary to perform this job (e.g., basic accounting principles, computer programming, languages, spreadsheets, specific manufacturing processes, etc.]

Turbine trouble shooting (knowledge in electrical and hydraulic schematic readings)           

Knowledge of mechanical/electrical inspection techniques

Turbine work and safety practices          

Knowledge of mechanical/electrical repairs

Document inspection repairs and create reports

Microsoft Excel, Word.  Ability to work from height for inspection or repairs

Use of borescope and Laser alignment tool - digital camera – set up and operation          

May provide general guidance to others and train lower level employees.

Primary Equipment/Applications Used

Primary equipment used: Wind turbine tools, Electrical testers, digital camera, Standard office equipment, forklift, Laser alignment and borescope.

Required software: Basic use of Microsoft Office Suite - Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc. 

“Driving is an essential function of the job and applicants must have a valid driver’s license at the time of application with an acceptable driving record.  Employees must maintain a valid license and acceptable driving record and may be subject to periodic DMV checks of their license. “

Organization: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

Company: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Inc.

Experience Level: Early Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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