Senior Mechanical / Component Engineering Engineer

Greenville, South Carolina
15 Oct 2016
17 Nov 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
The Senior Mechanical / Component Engineering Engineer will drive customer fulfillment and supplier support activities for composite wind turbine parts.

Essential Responsibilities

As the Senior Mechanical / Component Engineering Engineer, you will:
  • Work with little supervision and provide guidance to less experienced engineers to accomplish:
    • Design ownership of large composite wind turbine blades, nacelles and spinners
    • Analyze composite structures using finite element methods
    • Direct the creation of and own component drawings
    • Simplify processes used in the execution of design ownership

  • Qualify suppliers to produce components to drawing intent to meet life, performance, & cost requirements during serial production
  • Support manufacturing issues and disposition deviations from drawings
  • Work proactively internally and with suppliers to improve product quality and robustness
  • Innovate new repairs and manufacturing methods for composite wind components
  • Support composite component certification
  • Disposition customer blades experiencing damage in handling or operation
  • Lead field issue Root Cause Analysis investigations
  • Support programs for services improvements or megawatt rating increases
  • Support cost reduction for existing composite components
  • Interface with Supplier Quality, Fleet Support & other global teams to solve supplier and customer issues


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, or Computer Science from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in an engineering position or related

    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

  • Advanced Degree in Engineering from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience working in wind blade industry or related
  • Strong understanding of general physics and mechanical engineering fundamentals
  • Experience in structural design of composite components
  • Experience with manufacture of composites
  • Proven interpersonal skills in a global team
  • Proven communication skills in both written and oral English
  • Passionate about driving quality for best-in-class component designs
  • Awareness of competing technologies & components in the wind market
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