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Application Engineering Expert Wind Gearbox

Requisition ID:  11847
Category:  Engineering & Technology
Career level:  Professional
Contract type:  Permanent

The rapidly changing wind industry is one of the growing key industries for SKF, which offers excellent opportunities for engineers to drive new solutions for the wind gearbox industry. Do you want to join us in implementing our strategy for the wind industry and make it a success story? Then this might be your next job!


Application Engineering Expert for the Wind industry


We are looking for a proactive, innovative and energetic Application Engineering Expert to join our Wind Gearbox Competence Centre. 


In this role, you will get a great opportunity to be in direct contact with major gearbox customers and drive new developments. You will also work closely with product development and engineering as well as SKF factories around the globe, to bring the most cost efficient solutions to our customers.


We serve the Wind industry through a full value chain approach, with a closely connected global network and strong regional capabilities. Through the combination of our customer centric approach and our continued strong efforts in innovation, we are set to continue to be in the forefront of the wind industry. 


Key responsibilities:
Our Wind Gearbox Competence Centre supports the wind gearbox business globally by providing advanced technical support to customers, developing Application Engineering competence and by driving new developments for wind gearboxes together with product development and R&D.


As Application Engineering Expert in our Wind Gearbox Competence Centre you will be responsible to drive the engineering part of key projects with our major customers. In this role you develop new solutions, based on

advanced calculations, from design until approval of prototypes and start of series production. Furthermore, you will:


•    Translate technical needs and technology trends to SKF development requirements
•    Work to improve technical solutions, including risk mitigation actions such as D-FMEA and DVP 
•    Actively drive competence development by taking an active role in the Wind Gearbox Application Engineering Community, encourage knowledge sharing, document knowledge in Engineering Handbooks etc.


We expect you to have:
•    University degree in Engineering or equivalent
•    Experience in modelling and simulation of mechanical systems
•    Strong drive and ability to work independently in a global team
•    A critical attitude to risk evaluation, risk mitigation and quality of work.
•    Previous experience in (wind) gearboxes will be considered a plus


As you will in this role act as Application Engineering Expert, supporting other Application Engineers globally and cooperate with factories, development and R&D, we expect you to have strong interpersonal and communication skills with fluency in English.


Additional information
The position holder will be part of the Wind Gearbox Competence Centre, which is a team of 5 experienced Application Engineers, located in Belgium and France. 


This role is preferably located in Brussels (Belgium) or Schweinfurt (Germany), other locations can be considered. You will report to David Vaes, Manager Wind Gearbox Competence Centre. 


For questions about the recruitment process please contact Frida Simonsson, Recruitment Expert, at


What are you waiting for? Apply now!
If you are interested and meet the above requirements, please submit your application with CV and cover letter (in English), no later than 2021-08-08. 


Please note that we can’t accept applications via e-mail.

About SKF

SKF’s mission is to be the undisputed leader in the bearing business. SKF offers solutions around the rotating shaft, including bearings, seals, lubrication management, condition monitoring and maintenance services. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 17,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in SEK is around 75 billion and the number of employees ca 41,000.