November 30, 2008 | Mark Paradies

Job Opening: Portland, Oregon – Vestas – Engineer, Mechanical Systems – Needs Root Cause Analysis Skills

From the posting:


– Completes continuous improvement projects to analyze and resolve field failures of mechanical systems/components for wind turbine generators. Includes root cause analysis, development of immediate corrective actions, design of permanent solution and implementation.

– Respond to technical inquiries from service personnel, project managers, and outside customers.

– Provides required engineering support during and after the installation of wind turbines.

– Conducts studies to assess failure modes and effects and develop time to failure models.

– Prepares and maintains necessary drawings, specifications, and documents for project installations, and continuous improvement projects.

– Coordinates/participates with Vestas Research & Development in Denmark as required for ongoing product development and reliability projects.

– Utilizes mechanical engineering expertise and knowledge of wind turbine systems to provide technical support of sales.

– Provides ongoing technical support for in-service wind turbines as needed.

– Solid field and manufacturing troubleshooting skills.

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