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Senior Repair Engineer

Company: General Electric
Location: Greenville
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description Summary The Repair Technology team is responsible for the creation of methods, processes and tools that are utilized for unplanned maintenance such as Major Component Exchanges and Uptower Repairs to Service Onshore Wind Turbines. The Senior Repair Engineer will develop repair procedures and tooling required to enable key repair capabilities for Service NPI. This includes baseline capability, advanced repairs, and emergent issues. They will increase team capability through technical guidance & creating best practices. They will develop the capability and prove out safety by working closely with various cross functional teams - Repair Technology team, Deployment Leaders, PMs, SVC Unplanned Failures Team, ENG Segments, Regional FRO and Control Title Holders. The role is essentially 70% documentation and 30% testing/validation. Job Description Essential Functions/Responsibilities Design, develop and validate repair procedures meeting customer and business requirements. Prove out safety and functionality. Drive design decisions by clearly communicating the "unknowns", associated risks and tradeoffs that are required to properly execute a safe and effective repair procedure. Develop, test and validate repair/replacement procedures through: model walk throughs, prototyping, freestanding components and complete wind turbine machine heads. Identify and clearly communicate requirements for process specific tooling. Work cross functionally with tool designers to ensuring the design allows for installation, operation, and disassembly of the tool in a safe and effective manner. Own the design of innovative repair solutions and ensure adherence to engineering standards. Follow and use the team's Design Review Process, quality standards, best practices and systems to fully review and document repair procedures: eDRB, PLM, FMEAs, WDIs, Handoff Packages, etc. Work cross functionally with Chief's Office, Services Engineering, Wind Field Services and others to improve GE Renewables standards for major component exchanges, advanced repairs and material handling practices used in Wind Service & Repair applications. Maintain broad awareness of efforts within the group to assure lessons learned and responsiveness to customer/program needs. Create trade-offs in process down-selection while soliciting input from cross functional team. Make decisions with incomplete information to drive solutions while clearly communicating the tradeoffs and managing the associated risks. Support repair technology planning as needed, including benefit/cost/cycle estimates and prioritization. Qualifications Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in Engineering (Mechanical, Industrial, Civil or equivalent) Significant years of working experience in Wind Energy Eligibility requirements Ability and willingness to travel globally up to 10% of the time Ability and willingness to climb wind turbines and work at heights Proficiency with English both written and oral communication Desired Characteristics Experience in Product Service, Field Service, Outage and/or Repair Experience in Onshore Wind Industry Ability to work through unknown/complex repair processes and to identify risks, mitigations and contingency plans Ability and willingness to challenge status quo, without allegiance to past or current practices and technology, to get to the best GE products Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills. Ability to intact with both senior management and hourly technicians Creative and open mindset GE business tools and practices experience Wind Turbine Product/Services knowledge Familiarity with industrial tooling Familiarity with empathic design Hands on service/repair experience Proven record of being team oriented and results driven Desire to experiment and prototype new solutions Technical project management experience Ability and willingness to support physical necessity of shop/field work (i.e., handling rigging, tooling, etc.) when required Strong oral and written communication skills Familiarity with CAD design and analysis PC proficiency (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Access) Demonstrated technical, analytical and problem-solving skills with simple, creative solutions Ability and willingness to climb wind turbines and work at heights Ability and willingness to travel globally up to 10% of the time when required GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable). Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

Keywords: General Electric, Greenville , Senior Repair Engineer, Other , Greenville, South Carolina

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