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

Job Description Summary

The PE is a recognized expert in gearbox and related rotating mechanical elements as gears and bearings with a focus on Drive Train of wind turbines.

Demonstrates accountability for functional, business, and broad company objectives. Integrates and develops processes that meet business needs across the organization. Involved in long-term planning. This role contributes to the overall strategy and manages complex issues within functional areas area of expertise.

Job Description


  • operates within the Engineering organization, has alignment with, and is mentored by Consulting and Chief Consulting Engineers.

  • has demonstrated technical depth in a technical discipline while applying state-of-the-art technology to solve difficult technical problems. Additionally, influences how the discipline interacts with the larger system

  • identifies, develops, evaluates, and introduces engineering solutions to meet near term and long-term engineering needs.

  • leads and provides the key technical direction to large projects with critical business impact by setting expectations at beginnings of projects, support during both the execution and review at the end.

  • maintains an active role in developing and defining the state of the art in own technical specialty in order to anticipate, apply, adapt or develop technologies for product introduction, quality, performance, cost improvements and problem resolution in meeting current and future business needs including adherence to schedules and estimated costs

  • provides technical consultation to cross-functional teams throughout the business to improve or resolve manufacturing, product center, supplier, or field issues

  • effectively communicates and provides recommendations through the investigations, analysis, preparation and presentation of technical data to internal and external GE customers using reports, records, and letters.

  • uses knowledge and expertise to market winning proposals in anticipation of business product needs.

  • prepares invention disclosures to protect technology that gives the business a competitive advantage

  • contributes to external industrial, manufacturing or standard-setting bodies

  • provides technical guidance, direction and training to new and experienced engineers, specialists, technicians and co-ops.


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

  • Considered an expert in design of gearboxes and related components as gears, bearing, shafts etc.

  • Significant experience in an engineering capacity (additional to education)

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

  • Strong oral and written English communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, proven in large organizations

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills

  • Fluent English written and spoken


  • Wind industry experience

  • Solid problem analysis and resolution skills

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

  • Demonstrated ability to document, plan, market and manage knowledge enhancements per business needs

  • Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt certification is preferred

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Relocation Assistance Provided: No