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Work at the forefront of automotive innovation with ZF,
one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers.

Wind Field Service Technician

Req ID 9655 | Vernon Hills, United States

  

Primary Responsibility: Performs complete disassembly, inspection and reassembly of wind turbine and industrial gearboxes.  Work conducted in shop, on site  and up tower.  Interact with customers in the field.

Essential Tasks:

  • Utilizes heating, cutting torches, hydraulic presses, high pressure extraction devices, heavy power tools, and liquid nitrogen to remove couplings and disassemble high pressure joints. Rig Heavy Industrial Equipment on and off vehicles  with overhead cranes and level and align machine for testing with motor
  • Mark matched components and label disassembled parts. Sketch part assembly diagram  with enough organization for another tech to reassemble with minimal questioning. Ability to use and read  micrometers for critical measurements. Ability to operate small lathe or grinder to machine components for small infractions before reassembly, i.e. spacers and key stock.  May include drilling and taping holes as necessary. Boroscoping  skills
  • Clean parts via power wash or hands for inspection team review. Disassemble and reassemble all machine components including bearings and couplings and high pressure joints (4000 bar)
  • Creates and documents failure analysis reports, orders parts. Performs trouble-shooting and final testing. Identifies field failures, communicates with customer scheduled repairs in the field, makes travel arrangements and creates expense reports upon return. 
  • Performs related tasks or works on special projects/teams as required. May supervise a small crew.

 

 

Required education, skills and experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • 5+  plus years hands on mechanical repair and inspection experience required.
  • Previous field service travel experience
  • Machining and measuring tool experience. 
  • Must be able to climb 300 feet with 35 lbs of gear on them and work in confined spaces
  • Must be able to work alone
  • Be able to travel domestically and internationally
  • Must have a current driver’s license

 

Preferred skils and experience

  • Experience in the wind industry and/or its products.
  • Machine repair, hydraulic and electrical experience
  • Ability to read electric schematic and blueprints
  • Must be in good physical condition. 
  • Must follow appropriate industry and company safety and environmental policies. 
  • Able to work occasional overtime during the week and weekends.   

 

Reporting to Position: Sr. Account Manager. Has no direct reports.

 

Physical demands and work environment:  The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Physical demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the associate is required to climb 300 feet carrying 35lbs of tools in wind towers and work in confined spaces for extended periods of time. Handle or feel objects and/or tools; operate power tools; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop; bend, verbally communicate; and hear safety indicators. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus.

 

Work Environment:  While performing the duties of the job, the associate is exposed to a heights, outdoor elements, remanufacturing floor atmosphere with some office exposure.

 

Be part of our ZF team as Wind Field Service Technician and apply now!

 

 

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Our Commitment to Diversity

ZF is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.


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