Field Service Mechanical Engineer

Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Date Posted: 09-09-2018
Our client, a leader in the power generation industry, is looking for a Field Service Mechanical Engineer.
This customer-facing role requires a high degree of technical competence with a corresponding level of self-sufficiency and resourcefulness as well as executing all responsibilities in a professional manner and with a customer service-oriented attitude.  Assignments may require working alone and as a member of a team to perform technical installations, commissioning, maintenance/repairs, and troubleshooting on generator stators, bearings, field/rotor, pumps, exciters, couplings, and auxiliary equipment.  Promote aftermarket business including activity relating to field service, new unit sales, parts sales, and shop repairs of our client’s equipment as well as non-proprietary equipment.
Familiarity with Westinghouse, Siemens, ALSTOM, and other OEM generator frames/models is an asset.  Experience with air, hydrogen, and liquid cooled generators in 2 and 4 pole configuration desirable.  Experience with generator rotor and stator robotic test equipment such as RoGIS, MAGIC, and MAGIC Jr. a plus.  Experience with generator high voltage testing such as PI, DC Leakage, and Hipot also a plus.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the ability to accurately perform the following:
  • Comply with OSHA, employer and site specific, and other industry standard health and safety practices having jurisdiction to protect both life and property. 
  • Interpret machine performance data, instrumentation readings, test values, specifications, technical requirements, and technical drawings to competently understand job scope requirements and assist in performance of job functions.
  • Prepare method statements, execute quality documents, maintain on-site safety documentation, and adhere to FME policy.
  • Conduct core maintenance activities such as disassembly, clean and inspect, evaluation, and reassembly on heavy-duty industrial generators and equipment such as the following:  rotor couplings, frame components, shaft-driven oil pumps, bearings, seals, hydrogen seal assemblies, and rotor removals. Experience working with union and non-union trades required.
  • Demonstrate competencies with tooling such as the following:  hydraulic tensioners, hydraulic rams, basic hand tools, pneumatic impact drivers, multi-meters, megger, rigging, generator special tooling, caliper, and precision measurement equipment.
  • Conduct inspections, evaluate, and provide recommendation on equipment for vibration, alignment, lube oil and jacking oil systems, bearing babbit condition, generator oil seals, ventilation systems, unit running clearances, cooling systems, and overall generator cleanliness and overhaul.
  • Conduct electrical testing on low voltage windings in the field.
  • Compose detailed and concise technical reports for customer acceptance and documentation of work performed while on-site.
  • Submit daily outage reports, timesheets, and expenses in a timely manner to enable Company billing.
  • Attend technical meetings and functions as a liaison between the customer and the employer to help ensure the delivery of satisfactory services.
  • The ability and willingness to be prepared and available to travel when called upon and on short notice on a regular basis both domestically and internationally 75% - 85% of the time or as business needs dictate. 
  • This job description is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive and you may be required to undertake various duties as may reasonably be required of you by the Company.
Education and/or Experience:
A Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and three to five years of applicable field experience or completion of an accredited industry training program with a concentration in windings and high voltage components plus three to five years of applicable field experience or equivalent combination of education and field experience.

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; commits to long hours of work and willingness to work overtime and different shifts when necessary to reach goals. Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Analytical - Uses intuition and experience to complement data.
  • Design - Generates creative solutions; uses feedback to modify designs; applies design principles; demonstrates attention to detail.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.
  • Customer Service - Responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.
  • Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; able to read and interpret written information.
  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
  • Visionary Leadership - Inspires respect and trust.
  • Leadership - Inspires and motivates others to perform well; accepts feedback from others; gives appropriate recognition to others.
  • Business Acumen - Aligns work with strategic goals.
  • Diversity - Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; promotes a harassment-free environment.
  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; supports organization's goals and values.
  • Judgement - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; includes appropriate people in decision-making process.
  • Motivation - Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; measures self against standard of excellence.
  • Planning/Organizing - Uses time efficiently; sets goals and objectives.
  • Professionalism - Reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Quantity - Meets productivity standards; completes work in timely manner; strives to increase productivity; works at a fast pace when required.
  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time.
  • Initiative - Volunteers readily; seeks increased responsibilities; asks for and offers help when needed.
  • Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Language Skills:
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.  Ability to read, write and understand English.
Mathematical Skills
Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's.  Ability to perform these operations using units of Canadian money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
Reasoning Ability
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Computer Skills
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of:
CAD/Engineering Software
Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, Outlook.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Valid COATS Card
Current driver's license
Valid United States Passport
Competitive Wage and Benefits.
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