ZF Wind Field Service Gearbox Mechanic III- VHL in Vernon Hills, Illinois

Wind Field Service Gearbox Mechanic III- VHL

Vernon Hills

Primary Responsibility:Support field service operations with in shop assembly/disassembly of gearbox components and subassemblies for warranty and non-warranty field work. Prioritize daily work activities according to intervention schedules to meet repair deadlines. Coordinate shipping and receiving of all gearbox assemblies, field tool kits, and support equipment to and from field locations, customers, and vendors. Inspect incoming parts for disposition and then assemble / reassemble all components (repaired / replaced / reused) for use in field gearbox repairs. Keep track and inventory of gearbox specific tooling. Work with the ZF Belgium Product Integrity Management department (PIM) to ship failed components requested for fault analysis. Other duties as assigned by management.

Essential Tasks:

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

  2. Maintains and updates assembly and shipping schedule for warranty and non-warranty field repairs.

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

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

  5. Take pictures of failed/damaged components describing the failure modes.

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

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

  8. Machine painting.

  9. Maintain reports and documentation.

  10. Follow all technical work instructions

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

  12. Inventory control and tracking of tooling, support equipment, and parts assigned to field services.

  13. Coordinates inbound and outbound logistics of gearbox subassemblies and tooling kits.

Organizational Relationships:Reports to Technical Service Manager, 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:2+ plus 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. Able to work occasional overtime during the week and weekends.

ZF North America, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. ZF North America, Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. ZF North America, Inc. expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of ZF North America, Inc. employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.