Turbine Engineer Job Description

Turbine Engineer Job Description

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Turbine engineer provides expertise with assessment, repair, and exchange of several of the following mechanical system components including main bearing systems, yaw systems, gearboxes, hydraulic system, cooling systems, blades and structural components.

Turbine Engineer Duties & Responsibilities

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Coordinate with the global Supplier Quality Organization to improve the quality of raw materials, qualify new vendors, and assist in process changes or new product development
Lead the design, development, testing, and analysis of advanced technology gas turbine blades considering cost, performance, operability and reliability
Work with several Service Centers located in different parts of the world, to ensure a good transition into repair production
Design, develop, test, and analyze advanced technology gas turbine components and systems considering cost, performance, operability, reliability, and emissions working as a member of a design team
Lead the design, development, testing, and analysis of advanced technology gas turbine components and systems considering cost, performance, operability, reliability, and emissions
Provide area leadership for all quality topics including timely dispositions of non-conformances, QMS compliance including internal audits, and achieving cell goals for quality metrics
Interpret engineering drawings and specifications against physical parts to investigate non-conformances and effectively document and communicate findings
Analyze internal and external quality data to identify high impact and recurring defect modes to drive meaningful corrective actions
Determine root cause of non-conformances and implement corrective actions both internally and externally
Maintain familiarity with manufacturing processes and practices in order to continuously improve manufacturing quality

Turbine Engineer Qualifications

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Licensing or Certifications for Turbine Engineer

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Education for Turbine Engineer

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Employers hiring for the turbine engineer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Technical, Science, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Education, Design, Physics, Computer Science

Skills for Turbine Engineer

Desired skills for turbine engineer include:

Materials
Mechanical systems
Controls
Blades
Electrical cabling
Generators
Physical environment impact on structures
Pitch and yaw systems
SCADA systems
Towers

Desired experience for turbine engineer includes:

Unigraphics (UG) experience
Or similar CAD / CAE system
Support Cell Goals for Continuous Improvement through Six Sigma and Lean methodology, and by coaching Quality Thursday ideas generated by technicians
Prepare and present cell quality data weekly to plant leadership including progress towards quality targets, current challenges, and corrective actions
Minimum of 1 year of experience in an industrial equipment manufacturing environment
Provide support and technical direction to O&M personnel to insure that facility equipment remains safe and reliable

Turbine Engineer Examples

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Turbine Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of turbine engineer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for turbine engineer
  • Technical evaluation of steam turbine blading components, assessing the existing designs and condition of equipment to develop technical recommendations for cost effective solutions
  • Implement modern design tools and develop improved design methods and tools to continually advance our competitiveness and product integrity
  • Develop and implement the design of new power plant equipment or system upgrades to meet customer requirements for functionality, schedule and cost
  • Provide technical field assistance for all forms of field service, start-up and commissioning of steam path equipment
  • Interface with customers in office meetings and on-site to effectively represent MHPSA, demonstrating technical expertise and customer sensitivity to achieve a high level of customer satisfaction
  • Interface with vendors to keep up to date on technology advancements that can be applied to reduce costs or increase performance and / or reliability
  • Support sales and marketing efforts for new units and upgrades
  • Communicate technical requirements and background with customers through service bulletins, documentation, and customer meetings
  • Enhance mechanical system records and documentation to improve ongoing service operations
  • Interface with MHPS steam turbine and mechanical system engineers to obtain a consensus on new designs, upgrades or field problem resolution
Qualifications for turbine engineer
  • Basic use and understanding of FEA tools, basic use of DFSS tools and methodologies
  • BS degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering from a four year accredited college or university
  • 8 years of professional experience, with at least six years of project experience in design/operation/ consulting related to large industrial/utility steam turbines
  • Familiar with and proficient in running at least one heat balance software
  • 12 years of professional experience, with at least ten years of project experience in design/operation/ consulting related to large industrial/utility steam turbines
  • Familiarity with the main features of the products of all major steam turbine manufacturers
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of turbine engineer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for turbine engineer
  • Ensure product meets or exceeds internal and external customer requirements
  • Some overnight travel (up to 15%) by land and/or air with some trips lasting two or more weeks
  • Identify, investigate and drive resolution of systemic software issues by leading cross-functional teams on issues within the 8D process
  • Provide technical resolution to software & hardware customer technical issues through ServiceNow case execution and metrics
  • Follow the available upgrade processes and procedures along with performing quality checks to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Drive continuous improvement within the TSO team on processes & procedures to improve productivity and reduce quality defects
  • Support revenue growth through the execution of CM&Us and transactional engineering support
  • Work directly with the design and requisition teams to identify sites and drive execution of software / firmware field trials and ensure that all checklist steps are followed and approved prior to the release to the existing fleet
  • Provide work direction / guidance to the Services SCADA-IM team including but not limited to security policies, user access control, customer communication, and training
  • Develop training material relative to the software / platforms the TSO team supports that can be used by both internal and external customers
Qualifications for turbine engineer
  • Ability and willingness to travel to customer sites as business requires
  • 2 years’ experience in control software, embedded software or other software environments
  • BS degree in engineering from an accredited college or university
  • At least 1 year of experience with gas turbine auxiliary systems
  • At least 1 year of experience with gas turbine control systems
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Computer Science from an accredited college or university
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Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of turbine engineer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for turbine engineer
  • Prepare, plan, and execute thermal performance tests on steam turbines
  • Provide service recommendations for the restoration of steam turbine components to optimal conditions
  • Communicate and coordinate with internal and external customers regarding audit / testing activities, schedules, technical issues, and test results
  • Participate in the hand-over meeting from the Sales to the Project team
  • Participate in the contract analysis with the PM
  • Support for PM in defining and clarifying open items / deviations
  • Ensure the creation of the planning schedule for the engineering activity
  • Participate in an internal and external Kick off meeting
  • Organize and lead the participation of the extended team members as necessary to support the work of the core team
  • Manage the engineering action plan in order to mitigate risks
Qualifications for turbine engineer
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in Wind Turbine technology operations or maintenance
  • Expertise in simulation tools (FLEX5 or BLADED preferred)
  • Manage the Design Review activity for the project
  • Lead technical aspects of technical reviews with Customer
  • Control of the engineering planning schedule
  • Submit drawings, documents and data to Customer as required
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Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of turbine engineer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for turbine engineer
  • To meet such requirements, turbine section designers face myriad of challenges requiring the skill, knowledge, and experience of Mechanical, Aero, and Thermal Engineering analysts
  • This position is designed to align the prospective Bachelor’s or Master’s degree candidate with turbine components design and then completely immerse that individual within the technical details of stress-strain, thermal, aerodynamic, vibration and life-cycle analysis
  • Lead steam turbines application and requisition for projects, owning all aspects of technical proposals and requisition activities, including on-time-delivery and reduction of cycle times among others
  • Own the engineering support to respond to internal and external customer requests for technical information, ensuring the timely presentation and execution of solutions
  • Understand and translate market requirements and dynamics to drive value selling and promote NPI/NTI plans
  • Execute WindSCADA (Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition), WindCONTROL, and TurbineCONTROL software upgrades
  • Identify & escalate customer software issues that arise during and following the software upgrade process within ServiceNow
  • Work directly with the design, requisition and CM&U teams to plan, execute and troubleshoot software upgrade projects
  • Lead business critical fleet-wide projects and initiatives within the TSO team such as CM&U upgrades, developing new TSO capabilities or improving performance on new units
  • Develop advanced technical expertise to provide world-class software troubleshooting and support across the fleet
Qualifications for turbine engineer
  • Prior direct work experience with a major steam turbine supplier
  • Mechanical Engineering degree (or equivalent in knowledge/experience)
  • Self-starter with initiative and interpersonal skills to direct projects and work in matrix environment
  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, from an accredited college or university
  • Must graduate between May 2016 to summer of 2017
  • Currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
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Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a turbine engineer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for turbine engineer
  • Lead customer Design To Order features, New Product and New Technology Introduction, Conversions, Modifications and Upgrades for software for pitch systems
  • Develop and maintain pitch software release and documentation process
  • Ensure product meets all program requirements including cost, performance, and reliability
  • Serves as project/technical lead on small to medium sized projects
  • Resource integrator –builds professional networks and identifies and connects resources to achieve goals
  • Mechanical design and qualification of rotating and stationary turbine components
  • Analysis of experimental turbine performance data
  • Work closely with engine leads to optimize turbomachinery to make the best overall engine
  • Interface with production team to ensure your designs are successfully translated into hardware
  • Be the link between WTG Engineering & Support EMEA North and Technology R&D
Qualifications for turbine engineer
  • Successful candidates are expected to have effective communication skills (verbal, written and listening), a strong sense of teamwork and customer focus
  • This function requires a dedicated, self-starting, creative individual with a working knowledge of combustion turbine plants (H-Frame), project engineering skills and good commercial sense
  • Experience managing an outage
  • Gas Turbine experience especially the H-Frame fleet
  • Balance of Plant knowledge
  • Experience managing spreadsheets with information regarding parts

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