ZF is a leading supplier in driveline and chassis technology, and a leader in transmission remanufacturing employing over 70,000 people worldwide.  ZF Services is located in Vernon Hills, IL and provides remanufacturing and aftermarket part sales for the majority of ZF products. Driveline and chassis technology from ZF is offered in the form of the established Sachs, Lemförder, Boge, ZF Lenksysteme, and ZF Parts brands. With its global service network and on demand offers, ZF Services has also become a popular partner in the non-automotive sector.

ZF employs an international network of cutting-edge research and development departments. Our teams develop technically advanced products for drivelines, chassis and suspension systems – setting new industry benchmarks in the process.  Like the world’s first 9-speed automatic transmission for passenger cars, which was launched at IAA 2011 and subsequently won Auto Test magazine’s “Innovation of the Year 2012” award.

ZF Services, LLC is looking for a

Wind Services Gearbox Mechanic IV


Primary Responsibility: Independently disassemble a damaged wind turbine gearbox, inspect parts for disposition and then reassemble all components (repaired / replaced / reused) into an operable repaired gearbox.  

Essential Tasks: Utilizes heating, cutting torches, hydraulic presses, high pressure extraction devices, heavy power tools, and liquid nitrogen to remove couplings, gears, bearings and disassemble high pressure joints. Rig Gearboxes and main shafts around work shop with overhead cranes and fork trucks. Level and align repaired gearboxes for testing with motor.  Match mark components; label disassembled parts and sketch part assemblies with enough organization for someone else to reassemble the gearbox.   Measure critical parts using ID micrometers, OD micrometers, and Depth micrometers Machine small components for reassembly to include drilling and tapping holes. Reassemble all machined components including gears, bearings and high pressure joints. Measure and set bearing endplay to specific work instructions and drawings. Machine painting. Creates and documents failure analysis reports, orders parts Performs trouble-shooting and function testing of repaired gearbox. Performs related tasks or works on special projects/teams as required. Supervise a small crew.


Educational Requirements:   H.S. diploma or equivalent required. Technical or vocational training strongly preferred.  Must be able to read, write and speak English.  

Experience Requirements:   10 plus years hands on mechanical repair and inspection experience required.  Machining and measuring tool experience.  Experience in the wind industry and/or its products a plus.  Machine repair, hydraulic, and electrical experience a plus.  Ability to read manufacturing and schematic drawings a plus.  

Other Requirements:   Must be in good physical condition.  Must follow appropriate industry and company safety and environmental policies.  Candidate must not be afraid of heights or confined spaces and work on towers +300 feet tall.  Able to work occasional overtime during the week and weekends.  Travel for training and some regional overnight travel required.

Organizational Relationships:   Reports to Production Supervisor, has no direct reports.

Are you interested in working with ZF Services, LLC?  If so, please send your complete documents to the address listed below.


Vacancy Index:

VHL - 16

contact and address:

Human Resources
Fax: (847) 478-6813

ZF Services North America, LLC.
777 Hickory Hill Dr.
60061 Vernon Hills, IL

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ZF ist ein weltweit führender Technologiekonzern in der Antriebs- und Fahrwerktechnik mit 122 Produktionsgesellschaften in 26 Ländern. Der Konzern mit 72.643 Mitarbeitern erzielte im Jahr 2013 einen Umsatz von rund 16,8 Milliarden Euro. Auf der Rangliste der Automobilzulieferer ist ZF unter den 10 größten Unternehmen weltweit.

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