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      Mechanical Engineer I (Wind Turbine Drivetrain) - Operations Engineering

      Posted : 2021-07-28

      Invenergy drives innovation in energy. Powered by decades of entrepreneurial experience and unparalleled execution, we solve the energy challenges facing our customers and communities. We provide power generation and storage solutions at scale around the world to create a cleaner energy future. We develop. We build. We own. We operate. We are Invenergy.Job DescriptionPosition OverviewThe Mechanical Engineer (Wind Turbine Drivetrain) provides technical support to a large operating fleet of wind energy projects with emphasis on addressing the reliability and performance challenges associated with wind turbine drivetrains and developing subject matter expertise in the field.    Responsibilities- Assist with the reliability management of bearings, gearboxes, generators, and motors within wind turbine drivetrain systems
      - Assess damage to drivetrain components, categorize severity, and provide repair dispositions
      - Develop in-house condition monitoring capabilities, including the monitoring of particle counters and vibration data
      - Track major component repairs, including the collection of repair reports and the updating of a failure log
      - Schedule End of Warranty inspections for major drivetrain components
      - File warranty claims with wind turbine OEMs
      - Help build and develop the capabilities of in-house repair teams
      - Lead pilot projects to evaluate new equipment, tools, or processes
      - Source hard-to-find parts for aging wind turbines
      - Perform parts usage analysis on high-volume or high-cost consumables
      - Visit sites to conduct special inspections, failure investigations, or provide training
      - Some travel (Required Skills- Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline or relevant physical science
      - Zero to three years of work experience
      - Strong interest and understanding of mechanical systems
      - Ability to climb ladders and work at heights in wind turbine nacelles on occasion
      - Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products and able to quickly acclimate to new software
      - Excellent verbal, writing, and interpersonal skills
      - Strong time-management and/or project-management skills
      - Desire to work in a dynamic environment alongside people with multiple interests and backgrounds
      Preferred Skills- Master's degree in a technical discipline is preferred
      - Experience with wind turbines, equipment reliability, bearings, condition-monitoring, or CMMS software is a plus
      - CAD experience is a plus, for occasional custom parts or tooling needs
      - Experience working with large data sets and performing statistical analysis is a plus
      - Demonstrated interest in renewable energy