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Mechanical Specialist Repair Technician

at Siemens AG

Posted: 11/13/2018
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 233928

Job Description

About Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

With a worldwide installed capacity of 75 GW, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has a presence in more than 90 countries and a team of 27,000 employees worldwide. Its end-to-end value chain presence encompasses onshore and offshores wind turbines design, manufacturing, installation as well as cutting-edge service solutions. The global headquarters and legal domicile of the company is located in Zamudio, Spain. The company is listed on the Spanish stock exchange.


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.


Essential Duties:

  • 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


Required Education/Work experience:

High School Graduate/GED/Equivalent work

2-4 years related work experience

Microsoft Office Suite - Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.

Preferred experience/knowledge:

·         Gearbox / Generator Repairs and Inspections

·         Familiarity with Gamesa and/or Siemens Mechanical/Electrical turbine operation

·         Ability to lead repair team

·         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

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