Wind Fleet Performance Engineer

Schenectady, New York
03 Oct 2016
20 Nov 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
The Wind Fleet Performance Engineer will provide technical support to the local field technicians in high-level cases (via phone and also at site). This individual will analyze the failure and availability statistics of the local installed fleet. They will also work in close cooperation with the Functional Technical Support (component tutor) to increase the turbine performance, based on statistical data.

Essential Responsibilities

As The Wind Fleet Performance Engineer, you will:

• Support the SAM's / Regional Managers in all technical needs and during customer visits
• Work with 1st level support to identify failure trend in an early phase and to initiate corrective actions
• Provide technical support for retrofits and validation of performance increase
• Support the Functional Technical Support and the Product Service Engineering during Root Cause Analysis (RCA) programs
• Provide Technical Support / Repairs / Escalation for issues that have been problematic and escalated from Services team
• Improve pre-COD issue resolution with clearer ownership and faster response


• Bachelor's Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Aerospace, Marine, Computer or Industrial Engineering from an accredited college or university (OR Associates degree with 2 additional years of field services or engineering experience OR High School Degree/GED with 4 additional years of field services or engineering experience)

Eligibility Requirements:
• Ability and willingness to travel up to 25%
• Ability and willingness to climb a wind turbine

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

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 background investigation and drug screen.

Desired Characteristics

• Minimum of 1.5 years of technical wind turbine operational experience
• Strong Communications skills
• Ability to present technical data in a succinct and clear manner
• Technical Versatility
• Ability to learn technology outside of one's specialty
• Strong Project Management Skills
• Distinctive ability to analyze technical processes
• Green Belt certification or equivalent Quality certification
• Strong leadership skills
• Ability to make decisions and to adopt responsibility
• Strong quality awareness and ability to identify future failures, defects and problems
• Ability to work with multicultural teams, strong team player
• Ability to work within structured work methods
• High flexibility and motivation
• Willingness to climb turbines when necessary, ability to work at heights
• Strong Project Management skills
• Ability to drive complex projects / issues to completion / elimination

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