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Role Summary: As a Lead Engineer in the Land Constrained Hub Subsystem team, you will be at the forefront of wind turbine technology and systems design in GE Renewable Energy Onshore Wind. You will influence wind turbine product development and oversee the development of hub subsystem pitch bearings from concept to implementation.
Essential Responsibilities: • Support component design lifecycle of pitch bearings and bolted joints in the hub subsystem team. • Complete Finite Element Modeling of components and defend results at Chief Engineer reviews. • Author technical specifications and produce detailed drawings of parts for manufacturing. Support sourcing qualifications and supplier quality assessments. • Interface with external suppliers and sourcing to develop design cycles that meet wind turbine new product introduction delivery targets. • Drive should-cost assessments to meet component cost targets. • Resolve field issues and provide technical support to product service engineers. • Develop and drive tests to validate component capability and reliability. • Guide continuous improvement on analytical tools relative to pitch bearing capability and cost optimization. • Communicate design details and technical recommendations to senior leadership. • Assess field data to improve operability and reliability of responsible parts.
Qualifications/Requirements: • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent from an accredited college or university. • 5+ years of industry experience in mechanical systems and/or component design.
Desired Characteristics: Technical: • Deep domain knowledge of bearing design and analysis. • Expert knowledge of ANSYS or other finite element analysis tools. • Fluency with technical drawing and GD&T. • Experience with 3D-CAD tools such as UG. • Experience in renewable energy or power generation technology. • Experience translating product and system requirements to component-level technical requirements. Leadership: • Strong oral and written communication skills. • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills. • Self-starter with drive towards technical excellence. • Ability to work in a matrix team environment. • Proven track record of technical project leadership. Willingness and ability to travel 10% per year.
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