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Lead Engineer, Electrical at Vestas in Portland, OR



$80K — $100K *


Electrical Engineering


5 - 7 years

Job Description

This Wind Energy professional will provide electrical engineering support for Wind Turbine Generators including turbine availability and performance. The Electrical Engineer will assist to improve, and optimize wind turbine performance, power quality, and reliability. The Electrical Engineer will evaluate wind turbine electrical operating conditions, develop repairs, perform root cause analysis of failures and identify remedies, generate work instructions, and collaborate with external customers, field services, quality, and commercial teams.


  • Provide technical support to optimize operation of wind turbines in North America and globally
  • Evaluate wind turbine performance data including use of statistical analysis methods
  • Development of electrical and power systems improvements to increase electrical operation reliability, reduce failures, optimize availability and power generation, eliminate turbine faults, an
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Valid through: 7/7/2020

About Vestas

Vestas Wind Systems A/S is a Danish manufacturer, seller, installer, and servicer of wind turbines. It was founded in 1945, and as of 2013, it is the largest wind turbine company in the world. The company operates manufacturing plants in Denmark, Germany, India, Italy, Romania, the United Kingdom, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Australia, China, and the United States, and employs more than 21,000 people globally. Vestas traces its roots to 1898 where Hand Smith Hansen bought a black smith shop which operated as a family business. After the second world war Vestas was founded in 1945 by his son Peder Hansen as "Vestjysk Stålteknik A/S" (West-Jutlandish steel technology). The company initially manufactured household appliances, moving its focus to agricultural equipment in 1950, intercoolers in 1956, and hydraulic cranes in 1968. It entered the wind turbine industry in 1979, and produced wind turbines exclusively from 1989. The companys North American headquarters was relocated in 2002 from Palm Springs, California to Portland, Oregon.
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