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Primary Location: 

USA - York, PA, US

Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Engineering

Mechanical Engineer - American Hydro Corporation

"We were green before green was cool!" 


Vacancy on the Mechanical Engineering team at American Hydro Corporation located in York, PA.  Learn about an exciting industry that has a rich history in the York area and be a part of a team that is looking to bring new ideas to improve an "old-school" energy source.


  • BS in Engineering from a regionally accrediated college or university, preferably Mechanical Engineering


  • Accountable for the mechanical performance of hydro turbine equipment.
  • Accountable for the development of cost-effective custom equipment designs and achievement of the budgeted costs at the final design stage.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the mechanical design and layout of custom hydro-turbine equipment.  Interface with the complete powerhouse equipment scope to include generator, balance-of-plant equipment and civil structure.
  • Perform stress calculations on critical components and produce CAD drawings of all manufactured parts. 
  • Serve as the technical lead on projects including all phases of design, tolerancing, layout, and detail drawings.  Conduct design review meetings with Operations, Project Management and Field Service.
  • Generate drawings and parts list for manufacturing components
  • Write Operations and Maintenance Manuals and support Field Service with installation and commissioning work.
  • Perform after-market testing and troubleshooting of turbine mechanical issues.
  • Preparation of technical papers and presentations at major conferences

Development Responsibilities:

  • Development of mechanical analysis tools as directed by the Supervisor of Design Engineering.



  • Approval of field and shop non-conformances and disposition of non-conformances

Successful candidate must be eligible to work in the US without sponsorship and must be in the immediate York, PA area (or able to relocate at their own expense).  American Hydro (A Wartsila Company) is an AAP/EOE Employer.  We welcome all applications through our online application system.  Preference will be given candidates with prior experience working with American Hydro in the engineering department.


Last application date: 23/09/2019


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Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2018, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 5.2 billion with approximately 19,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at

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