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Vestas Factory

Lead Engineer Test Verification, Gearbox/Bearing 
DK, Aarhus C | Professional | Full-Time 
| ID: 2527 

Vestas are at the forefront of Wind Turbine design and our Test & Validation department play a major role in driving this forward. This is an exciting time to join our team at the world’s largest single test location for wind turbine components and become a part of our modular future! 

Industrialisation > Test & Verification > Power Train & Module Integration Testing
The Test and Verification department within Vestas Wind Systems A/S plays an important role towards verification of components, modules and products. 

In order to optimise testing, we bring field conditions into our test centre and expose them to functional, performance and reliability testing.

Vestas test centres are some of the world leading facilities within testing of turbine main components (gearbox, generator, converter, etc.) and include several test-rigs with the capability to test components separately or as complete wind turbines up to 20MW.

In Test and Verification, we are 100+ highly motivated engineers, specialists and turbine technicians who are responsible for planning, executing and troubleshooting during test campaigns.

Furthermore, our team is responsible for specifying and building up new test capabilities to continually ensure that Vestas products have the highest quality in the wind market.

Responsibilities

Assume overall responsibility for Gearbox (GBX) and bearing testing at Vestas

  • We expect you to take the full responsibility of the future test and validation of our gearboxes and bearings. You will build up a subprime collaboration with our Drivetrain department and other relevant stakeholders to ensure continuous alignment both on the operational and the strategical
  • Develop test strategies, methodologies and procedures for gearbox, bearings and lubrication systems in close corporation with Vestas' gearbox designers and other partners
  • Contribute to simulation model building and validation to continuously develop virtual validation capabilities
  • Provide technical guidance to the operational teams to ensure highest quality in test, while optimising the utilisation of the industry's most advanced test facilities
  • Analysis and documentation of test results to ensure that fulfilment of Vestas' performance and reliability targets are proven
  • Root cause analysis for failures in close corporation with designers, suppliers and laboratories, incl. evaluation on impact on performance and reliability
  • Drive overall Test & Validation activities in New Projects as well as project management of own projects

Qualifications

  • Master or bachelor’s degree e.g. mechanical engineering
  • 5+ years’ experience including practical and theoretical insight in GBX, bearing and lubrication technology - in particular failure modes
  • Knowledge of systematic reliability validation
  • Knowledge in test and verification methods
  • Measurement techniques particular for the specialty
  • Dynamic modelling

Competencies

  • Structured, trustworthy, communicative, self-motivated
  • You are self-driven and able to handle several tasks at the same time. 
  • Strong communicator with engineers, technicians and other stakeholders
  • Fluent in English, verbally and written
  • Lead activities by close cooperation with engineers, stakeholders and external partners.

What we offer

You will join a very homogenous department with a high focus on team development and with excellent opportunities for personal development in a highly professional environment. In our team you will have the possibility to work among many different tasks, projects and assignments that will challenge your daily work - every day is never the same.

We value initiative, responsibility and the right balance between an individual drive and teamwork.

Additional Information
Primary work location:  Oliehavnsvej, Aarhus – Denmark.

This position requires approximately 15 days of travel. 

For additional information on the position, please contact Specialist, Power Conversion V&R – Flemming Christensen +45 40596825.

You can apply online by clicking on the “Apply Online” button at the top or bottom of this page.


About Vestas

Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and with 97 GW of wind turbines in 79 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. 

Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled 83 GW of wind turbines under service, we use data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions. Together with our customers, Vestas’ more than 24,400 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future. 

We invite you to learn more about Vestas by visiting our website at www.vestas.com and following us on our social media channels.