RCA Technical Owner – Mechanical Engineering/Tower-Nacelle

January 21, 2022
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Job Description

Job Description
The RCA Technical Owner is responsible for leading all technical workstreams on one or multiple RCA projects in the Land Constrained segment of the Onshore Wind business. They will partner with the RCA PM on the overall execution of the RCA. The technical owner will mainly lead RCAs in which they have expertise but may be needed to lead RCAs in other specialist areas. The candidate will own, execute, and resolve these workstreams with a focus on quality and speed to verify corrective actions, new unit containment, and fleet containment to avoid poor quality costs.

Owns all technical workstreams (e.g. data acquisition, mechanical/FEM, test and validation, inspection, certification) with support from the engineering team on their execution

Partner with the RCA PM to develop a Smartsheet action plan to include all in scope tasks throughout the 8D process of the RCA

Identifies the skill sets for the technical scope of the RCA

Lead and report out on all technical workstream meetings

Lead technical discussions for the business and customers on the RCAs

Responsible for issuing/updating technical documents and leading relevant key processes within the RCA evolution

Partner with the RCA PM to resource the RCA and develop budget and cost impact evaluation

Partner with the LC Quality Manager to ensure a methodic problem-solving process is applied using best practice problem-solving tools

Support SAFER cases related to RCAs

Build strong cross-functional engagement with ONW Quality, FRO, Supplier Quality & Segment Engineering teams to optimize and prioritize RCA work streams

Support the LC Quality Engineering Leader to drive actions from the RCA Kaizen to drive improved and faster RCA resolution.

Maintain thorough and well-organized documentation of the RCA

Partners with Sourcing on vendor recovery of supplier-caused defects

Interface with the FRO team for RCA Support, Top Issues execution, track & trend issues handoff to RCAs, and review boards


Masters Degree or above from an accredited university or college

Minimum of 10 years of experience in Wind business.

Experience in Tower and/or Nacelle is a must.

Strong background in wind turbine technology with proven experience in mechanical engineering (structural bolted connections, castings, fracture mechanics, Finite Element Analysis).