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EMEA Field Services Operational Leader - Blades (m/f)

  • GE Renewable Energy
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/30/2017 6:55:14 AM
  • 2784724
  • Job Function: Project Management
  • Business Segment: Renewable Energy OnShore Wind
Location(s): Germany ; any GE Wind office in Germany


About Us:
Renewable Energy offers its customers solutions for energy production from renewable resources such as wind, solar and biogas. With more than 30,000 installed wind turbines globally, GE Energy provides more than 25,000 megawatt installed capacity of clean and efficient energy. A comprehensive service program supports clients from project development to operation and maintenance, to solutions for network integration and the commercial exploitation of wind energy. In Germany, GE Wind Energy is represented by almost 4,500 wind turbines. The wind turbines are manufactured in Salzbergen, Lower Saxony - GE's European headquarters for renewable energy, where also the European Customer Service and Training Center is located.


GE is committed to taking on the world’s toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that promise we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world's brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles... people like you.

Role Summary:
The Wind Energy EMEA P&S Operational Leader - Blades (m/f) will be responsible for the planning & execution of internal and external inspections and repair of fiberglass and composite blades, spinners, and nacelles from Category 1 through Category 5.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Building up and maintain an inspection schedule based on regulatory & contractual requirements
  • Identifying the best inspections methods through projects & services phases
  • Review inspection results & create inspection reports
  • Take repair decisions based on internal guidelines
  • Prioritize & Plan needed repairs by utilizing internal & external resources
  • Help in all areas of site preparation (i.e. coordination of tooling and materials)
  • Control Repair reports and drive vendor recover actions as needed
  • Support on WDI creation/validation between GE and 3rd Party
  • Audit inspections & repairs
  • Feedback improvement needs to New Unit Development
  • Act as main contact for 3rd Party companies
  • Be direct contact for Service Center questions around blades
  • Support the blade manager in all given goals

    Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Significant experience in Wind Energy industry including blade/composite experience
  • Engineer, Techniker or Meister degree
  • Experience on Job Planning & Execution
  • German and English language fluency
  • Ability to work and influence effectively across functions in a matrix environment
  • Ability and willingness to work and climb heights of 300ft or more
  • A valid driver's license


  • Desired Characteristics:
  • EHS GWO Training
  • Customer & 3rd party management experience
  • Ability to read and understand schematic drawings


  • Locations: Germany ; any GE Wind office in Germany

    GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
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