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about 1 month ago
Salary band: $10k - $15k
Location: North America, United States, Texas, Houston
Job type: Permanent
Contact: EDP Renewables
Category: Engineer
Job Description:

The Mechanical Reliability Engineer will provide mechanical component engineering support to operating wind energy facilities. This is a highly independent role that will receive minimal supervisory guidance. Main accountabilities:Primary responsibility for the reliability of various mechanical (and electro-mechanical) components in EDPR NA's wind turbine fleet, including, but not limited to, pumps, pitch rams, gears, bearings, pitch/yaw motors and drives, hydraulics, etc.Reliability analysis of major and other key components in order to develop projected failure rates for existing and new turbine technologies, for the purpose of budgeting, financial decision-making, and to develop component manufacturer/build preferencesDiagnose problems with wind turbine components via analyses of data and performance, troubleshooting, and equipment inspectionsLead and conduct internal failure analysis and the RCA process, working closely with Technology, Operations, and Asset Management personnelWork with OEM, component manufacturers, and other industry resources to address component problems and improvement opportunitiesDevelop solutions to component problems pertaining to design details, manufacturing and supplier details, and parts and sub-component considerationsProvide implementation recommendations and support to Central Maintenance Department regarding component repair, replacement, and retrofit solutions including work instruction development, preliminary BOM, and preliminary planningReview safety and quality aspects of component repair and replacementAssess risks and provide input on safety and quality control measuresDevelop and implement a life-cycle assessment and optimization program for key componentsWork with various internal resources to ensure that proper monitoring, historical data, and analytical programs are in place to achieve departmental tasks and goals, including closely working with our European platform to develop consistent solutions, and more powerful analyses with combined inputsImplement lessons learned and continuous improvement of component processesAdditional duties as required Direct reports: none Travel: 20 -30% Minimum qualifications:Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related technical degree3 - 5 years of relevant technical experience, including at least 3 years in the wind energy industryThorough practical and technical knowledge of power generation equipmentProficient knowledge of Microsoft Office softwareSix Sigma training preferredFamiliarity with wind turbine sub-systems preferred (pitch, yaw, hydraulics, cooling, etc.)Working knowledge of reliability analysis theory and applicable software (Weibull ++, Block Sim, R)Willingness and ability to travel frequently (20 - 30%)Ability to operate a motor vehicle including possession of a valid driver's license Behavioral requirements:Ability to multi-task and be self-motivatedAbility to perform job tasks in a collaborative working environmentAbility to read and understand plans, specifications, drawings, and documents relating to engineering and constructionHigh attention to detail and strong problem solving abilityStrong written and verbal communication skillsDemonstrated interpersonal and teamwork skillsStrong time-management skills including demonstrated ability to provide technical support for multiple concurrent activitiesExemplary standards of integrity, ethics, safety, quality, and productivity Physical Demands & Working Conditions:Sitting/Standing/Flexibility: Ability to stand and sit for 8 or more hours when in an office environmentSpeech/Reading: Ability to speak, read, and write English proficiently and deliver a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule formLifting: Ability to lift items weighing up to 10 poundsVision/Hearing: Ability to understand a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule formSafety: Ability to understand and communicate safety precautions when necessaryPhysical capability to walk, kneel, twist, and climb in order to access wind turbine towers and equipment for inspections and data collection

Company Description:

EDP Renewables (Euronext: EDPR) is a leading, global renewable energy company devoted to value creation, innovation, and sustainability. We operate in markets around the globe and are continuously expanding our business to new regions, making the commitment to lead in each market as well as create value for our stakeholders and shareholders.

EDP Renewables North America ranks fourth in the United States in terms of net installed capacity and has more than 2,700 turbines in operation. The North American platform has over 40 wind farms across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. We commissioned our first solar park in December 2014 and have aggressive growth plans to expand our solar division in the coming years.

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