ZF Wind Gearbox Mechanic IV- VHL in Vernon Hills, Illinois

Wind Gearbox Mechanic IV- VHL

Vernon Hills

Primary Responsibility:Independently disassemble a damaged wind turbine gearbox, inspect parts for disposition and then reassemble all components (repaired / replaced / reused) into an operable repaired gearbox.

Essential Tasks:

  1. Utilizes heating, cutting torches, hydraulic presses, high pressure extraction devices, heavy power tools, and liquid nitrogen to remove couplings, gears, bearings and disassemble high pressure joints.

  2. Rig Gearboxes and main shafts around work shop with overhead cranes and fork trucks.

  3. Level and align repaired gearboxes for testing with motor.

  4. Match mark components; label disassembled parts and sketch part assemblies with enough organization for someone else to reassemble the gearbox.

  5. Measure critical parts using ID micrometers, OD micrometers, and Depth micrometers

  6. Machine small components for reassembly to include drilling and tapping holes.

  7. Reassemble all machined components including gears, bearings and high pressure joints.

  8. Measure and set bearing endplay to specific work instructions and drawings.

  9. Machine painting.

  10. Creates and documents failure analysis reports, orders parts

  11. Performs trouble-shooting and function testing of repaired gearbox.

  12. Performs related tasks or works on special projects/teams as required.

  13. Supervise a small crew.

Organizational Relationships:Reports to Team Leader- Wind Services, has no direct reports.

Educational Requirements:H.S. diploma or equivalent required. Technical or vocational training strongly preferred. Must be able to read, write and speak English.

Experience Requirements:5+ years hands on mechanical repair and inspection experience required. Machining and measuring tool experience. Experience in the wind industry and/or its products a plus. Machine repair, hydraulic, and electrical experience a plus. Ability to read manufacturing and schematic drawings a plus.

Other Requirements: Must be in good physical condition. Must follow appropriate industry and company safety and environmental policies. Candidate must not be afraid of heights or confined spaces and work on towers +300 feet tall. Able to work occasional overtime during the week and weekends. Travel for training and some regional overnight travel required.

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