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Mechanical Engineer, Rotor Lock

Requisition ID:  35454

Leça do Balio, Grande Porto, PT

Work experience:  Professional
Type of position:  Full-Time
Job Family:  Engineering

Vestas Factory

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Power Solutions > Aerodynamic & Mechanical > Lubrication & MBA
The Powertrain Module in Vestas Power Solutions is responsible for developing the complete Vestas powertrain for both onshore and offshore wind turbines. The module consists of 3 submodules, Lubrication & MBA (Main Bearing Arrangement), Gearbox, and Generator. The Lubrication & MBA submodule is responsible and accountable for the design solutions of (i) the powertrain lubrication system, (ii) the main bearings, and (iii) the structural components. 

The Lubrication & MBA submodule team is located in three hubs, Aarhus in Denmark, Porto in Portugal, and Chennai, India. 


  • Identify requirements for the rotor lock system from high-level specifications
  • Define interfaces to the other systems
  • Design and specify components like cylinders, manifolds, pipes, and fittings for extreme and fatigue loads
  • Be part of the development team providing and implementing new solutions for new development projects
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams, in coordination with international suppliers to provide optimum solutions
  • Verify the rotor lock system by the mean of test and calculation methods
  • Support the Implementation of the rotor system into production
  • Drive VA/VE activities to optimize product cost to required performances
  • Participate in the estimation of a component's lifetime
  • Monitor the performance of the rotor lock systems on all installed turbines through Life Cycle Management


  • Master's degree in Mechatronics or Mechanical Engineering
  • Knowledge about automated systems is an added value
  • Good technical understanding of hydraulic systems and automation
  • Specific experience within the wind industry (during studies) is beneficial but not required
  • Enthusiastic about practical work on tests and verification as well as theoretical knowledge
  • Fluency in English 
  • Good communication skills


  • Comfortable with change - not afraid to step out of the comfort zone
  • Proactive in communicating across functions and cultures
  • Thirst for knowledge
  • Structured, self-motivated, open minded
  • Good presentation skills
  • Willing to travel abroad

You have eagerness in developing new products with fundamental knowledge of:

  • lLad analysis and application
  • Calculation and sizing of hydraulic components
  • Extreme and fatigue analysis
  • Design for manufacturing
  • System engineering
  • Quality development tools (requirements, DFMEA, verification, validation)

What We Offer

We offer an exciting job in a creative and international environment. You'll be working in a fast-growing team which is at the forefront of growth within the wind energy sector. As well as offering an attractive salary and benefits package, we put the emphasis on developing both personal and professional skills. In return, we expect you to make an effort to achieve results.

Additional Information 

We look forward to receiving your application as soon as possible, as we will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis. To apply for this opportunity please submit your resume in English.

About Vestas
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We are specialised in designing, manufacturing, installing, and servicing wind turbines, both onshore and offshore. 
Across the globe, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. We consider ourselves pioneers within the industry, as we continuously aim to design new solutions and technologies to create a more sustainable future for all of us. With more than 145 GW of wind power installed worldwide and 40+ years of experience in wind energy, we have an unmatched track record demonstrating our expertise within the field. 
With 29,000 employees globally, we are a diverse team united by a common goal: to power the solution – today, tomorrow, and far into the future. 
Vestas promotes a diverse workforce which embraces all social identities and is free of any discrimination. We commit to create and sustain an environment that acknowledges and harvests different experiences, skills, and perspectives. We also aim to give everyone equal access to opportunity. 
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