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York, PA, US

Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Engineering

Mechanical Engineer - American Hydro Corporation

Steeped in a tradition of hydropower, American Hydro is the leading suppliers and installers of large equipment for the hydro electric industry. American Hydro is currently looking for for a Mechanical Engineer to join our Turbine Design Engineering family at our York, PA facility.  We are a tight-knit group that takes a great deal of pride in what we produce.  If you are a detail oriented hardworking individual who is looking for a place to call home, we invite you to apply to this opening.

The Mechanical Engineer is a full-time member of the Turbine Design Engineering department, responsible for the mechanical design and analysis of hydro turbine components. They will work closely with senior engineers and under the supervision of the Manager of Turbine Design Engineering to design new and rehabilitated components, perform structural analyses and stress calculations, prepare engineering reports, and create design and manufacturing drawings. It is expected that the Mechanical Engineer will progress to the mechanical lead for projects of increasing scope and complexity.


Ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience in mechanical design and lay out of custom hydro-turbine equipment.  Interface with the complete powerhouse equipment scope to include generator, balance-of-plant equipment, and civil structure
  • Ability to perform stress calculation on critical components and produce CAD drawings in all manufactured parts
  • Experience as serving as 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
  • Experience composing Operations and Maintenance Manuals and support Field Service with installation and commissioning work
  • Experience performing after-market testing and troubleshooting of turbine mechanical issues
  • Experience preparing technical papers and presentations for major conferences



BS in Engineering, preferably Mechanical Engineering


This position is authorized for consideration for hybrid remote work after 90 days of service.  Successful candidate must be willing to report into facility on remote days if needed.

American Hydro (A Wartsila Company) is an AAP/EOE Employer.  Find out more at  We welcome all applicants through our online application system.
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 2020, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.6 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at