The manufacture of wind energy plants in the on-shore segment has been our core competence and passion for around 35 years. With more than 46 GW installed capacity worldwide, our turbines supply sustainable energy to more than 80% of the global energy market and we are one of the largest companies in the wind industry. National subsidiaries in more than 30 markets and production facilities in Germany, Spain, Brazil, the USA, Mexico and India offer our more than 9,600 employees the opportunity for international and intercultural cooperation.

We are growing and together driving forward the expansion of alternative energies worldwide - if you wish, from now on with you. Join the #TeamNordex

Converter Expert (m/f/d)


West Branch, IA, US, 52358


Do you want to be part of an agile team where colleagueship truly matters?

As a global company, we interact with a variety of people and cultures. Integrity, Respect, Colleagueship and Ownership are the unifying force for all departments and regions around the world. It’s the individual that defines the team. And it’s the team that makes the difference. Join the #TEAMNORDEX and shape the future of energy with us.


Position Summary:

The Converter Expert will lead the Technical Support team in solving issues with power converter components across multiple Nordex wind turbine platforms.  They will be responsible for motor drive frequency converters as well as power converters controlling DFIG operation; utilizing site inspections and predictive condition monitoring systems to determine components needing attention as well as which steps to take to prevent failure.  They will also work to determine the types of repairs most prudent for given failures.



  • Support Service Operations in achieving reliable turbine operations with availability on target.
  • Meet regularly with back-office support groups as well as on-site teams to discuss issues being detected and execution of solutions.
  • Utilize workflow management software to communicate across organizational levels.
  • Provide technical leadership for interdepartmental teams working to solve converter component issues.
  • Collaborate with Engineering teams to improve suite of predictive monitoring tools.
  • Maintain an overview of issues impacting fleet identifying and mitigating risks to solution deployment.
  • Other duties as assigned by the manager.


Direct Reports:

  • None



  • Certification in electrical engineering, BS in Electrical Engineering, or equivalent education.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with power generation or wind turbine technology
  • Strong communication ability, with operations and engineering teams as well as Service Management
  • Excellent English language skills, German or Spanish would be beneficial.
  • Electrical system Knowledge, specifically power generation
  • Computer literate, in Microsoft Office, SAP, databases, and workload management systems
  • Excellent in planning, organizing, systematic problem solving and End-to-End Thinking
  • High Capacity for Teamwork and Collaboration Skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills - able to constructively and productively work with others to achieve the best outcome for both the customer and the business.
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Open to development, visionary character
  • Conceptual, systematic, and consequent personality
  • Strong Solution focus
  • Systematic problem-solving behavior
  • Travel to project sites and as required (20% travel)
  • Driving is an essential function of the job. Must possess a full valid driver’s license and be insurable under our auto insurance policy. This position will be subject to periodic driver’s abstract checks to confirm continued insurability.
  • Ability to meet specific OSHA and ANSI weight limits of 265 lbs. or less
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment physical administered by a medical examiner to ensure the ability to safely perform job functions and meet the physical demands of the position



We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We will consider applicants for this position without regard to any category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, including but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status or uniformed service member status. Nordex USA, Inc. does not require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.


Nearest Major Market: Cedar Rapids
Nearest Secondary Market: Iowa City