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General Electric Lead Design Engineer, Drive Train – Gearbox (f/m/d) - Wind Energy in Salzbergen, Germany

Job Description Summary

Lead and execute engineering design, analysis and product support work on wind turbine gearbox and drivetrain components. In this role, you will utilize your experience and expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for self and others, and have the ability to effect short-term and some long-term business goals. The design responsibility reaches from the conceptual design stage through prototyping to the serial implementation and support of the installed fleet.

Job Description


Responsibilities include:

  • Own gearbox design closely developed with key suppliers for large wind turbines.

  • Provide design calculation and mechanical problem solving

  • Lead qualification testing/ validation support relative to equipment standards for gearboxes

  • Work closely with suppliers and manufacturing on the production

  • Create and revise of drawing/specifications/design practices/ certification documents for mechanical and structural components of gearboxes. Own GE BoM related to the maingearbox.

  • Work with certification and testing institutes, support customer and due diligence activities.

  • Work cross-functionally with quality teams, manufacturing engineers, sourcing, planning, field support and others to improve first time yield.

  • Investigate causes for component interferences, functional failures, gearbox excessive vibration

  • Responsible for design, development and testing to prove out component functional, reliability and acoustic.


  • B.A./M.A. in Mechanical, Structural or Material Engineering, or equivalent

  • Project management skills to manage supplier design projects

  • Solid background in mechanical design engineering, with good mechanical sense and fundamental base

  • Solid experience in designing, qualifying, supplier and fleet support of rotating machinery or gearboxes

  • Strong communication, interpersonal and presentation skills

  • Fluent English written and spoken


  • Basic knowledge of wind turbine design, components, assembly and manufacture

  • Familiar with one or more of the calculation programs like KISSsoft, LVR, LDP, MASTA

  • Roller bearing design and/or application engineering experience ((journal bearing knowledge is a bonus)

  • Intimate experience with the use and application of ISO 281 and ISO 16281 for roller bearing analysis.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of roller bearing and gear failure analysis.

  • Ability to work with global team members across cultural boundaries, proven ability to work under pressure and challenging conditions.

  • GE Business tools and practices expertise

  • Strong desire and ability to drive improvement and change

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No