01 Nov
Mechanical Engineer I (Wind Turbine Drivetrain) - Operations Engineering
Illinois, Chicago , 60601 Chicago USA

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. ResponsibilitiesAssist 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 (< 25%) and moderate field work may be required

Required SkillsBachelor’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 SkillsMaster’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

We foster an entrepreneurial culture driven by teamwork and collaboration. In fields spanning engineering, development, finance, legal, government affairs, communications and information technology, we are led by an experienced leadership team that has worked together in the clean energy industry for more than 25 years. At Invenergy, you will work in a dynamic environment in which you can utilize and develop your technical expertise to solve the energy challenges facing our customers and communities.


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