Lead Design Engineer, Drive Train – Lubrication Systems

Lead Design Engineer, Drive Train – Lubrication Systems

GE - General Electric

Salzbergen, Germany

Role Summary:

Lead and execute engineering design, analysis and product support work on wind turbine gearbox lubrication and cooling system components. In this role, you will utilize your experience and expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for self and others, and have the ability to effect short-term and some long-term business goals. The design responsibility reaches from the conceptual design stage through prototyping to the serial implementation and support of the installed fleet.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Design lubrication and cooling system components within the gearbox and drivetrain for large wind turbines;
  • Provide design calculation and mechanical/thermal problem solving;
  • Drive qualification testing/validation support relative to equipment standards for structural, thermal rejection, vibration and acoustics;
  • Work closely with suppliers and manufacturing on the production;
  • Create and revise of drawing/specifications/design practices/certification documents for lubrication and cooling system of gearboxes and drive train. Apply GE design processes and Six Sigma methodology;
  • Optimization and improvement of existing components, including capacity evaluation for upgrade application. Design to cost considering should cost models. Apply lesson learned to avoid/fix leakage issues for new units and installed base;
  • Work with certification and testing institutes, support customer and due diligence activities;
  • Work cross-functionally with quality teams, manufacturing engineers, sourcing, planning, field support and others to improve first time yield;
  • Investigate causes for component interferences, functional failures, gearbox excessive vibration.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • B.A./M.A. in Mechanical, Structural or Material Engineering, or equivalent knowledge or experience;
  • Solid background in mechanical design engineering, with good mechanical sense and fundamental base;
  • Experience in designing, qualifying, supplier and fleet support of drive train (gearbox) lubrication and cooling systems;
  • Experience in cooling and lubrication system design in gearbox application;
  • Experience in gearbox shaft seal system;
  • Fluency in English with excellent communication and presentation skills;
  • Ability to work with global team members across cultural boundaries;
  • Strong desire and ability to drive improvement and change.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Basic knowledge of wind turbine design, components, assembly and manufacture;
  • Familiar with one or more of the calculation programs like Flowmaster;
  • GE Business tools and practices expertise;
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certification;
  • Technical drawing and design interpretation background;
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and challenging conditions.

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