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Senior Field Service Planner, Field Machinist

Date: May 11, 2022

Location: York, Pennsylvania, USA

Company: Voith Group


About the Voith Group
The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has more than 20,000 employees, sales of € 4.2 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the larger family-owned companies in Europe.

For the Voith Hydro Field Operations team, we are looking for:

Senior Field Service Planner, Field Machinist  


Summary – Planning and managing field machining scope of projects within budget, time and under consideration of all Field Service relevant aspects.

Responsibilities –

  • Develops concepts, execution plans and cost estimates for field machining scope of proposals.
  • Overseas execution of field machining scope of projects.
  • Defines standard processes, tools & procedures for the planning and execution of field machining activities.
  • Understands technical requirements as well as legal/regional regulations.
  • Identifies, hires and assigns field machining personnel. Provides leadership and coaching.
  • Ensures and facilitates staffing of field machining projects in line with execution plans.
  • Prepares specifications for purchased services/supplies and evaluates bids/offers.
  • Oversees and controls time recording and compensation of field labor and supervision.
  • Defines and verifies qualification requirements and initiates training measures.
  • Monitors and improves performance regarding quality and safety at site.
  • Supports site activity planning and ensures implementation of standard planning systems and tools.
  • Ensures availability and adherence of work procedures and quality plans.
  • Monitors adherence to cost budgets, identifies risks and initiates corrective actions.
  • Oversees site purchases and sourcing.
  • Ensures availability of all required information. Participates in site assessments.
  • Facilitates implementation of good practices and lessons learned across field sites.
  • Supports project managers and site managers in executing the field machining scope of projects.
  • Provides technical support and advice to field sites.


Main working relationships

  • Offer Project Team, Project Execution Team, Customers and Suppliers
  • Field Service roles such as Field Service Management, Field Machining Supervisors, Site Managers/Supervisors, Tooling & Equipment Support.
  • Functional areas such as Sales, Project Management, Engineering, Commercial, Purchasing & Logistics, Quality, HR, Legal.


Qualifications –

  • University diploma in Engineering or equivalent industry experience.
  • Experience and technical understanding of Field Site Machining in the Hydro Power Industry.
  • Capable of reading and interpreting blueprints, specifications, schedules and budgets.
  • Previous experience as site manager or supervisor on Hydro Turbine/Generator Project an asset.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Fully computer literate MS office suite and AutoCad or Solid Edge.
  • Travelling to various project sites are to be expected.


Voith Hydro is an EEO/AA/VEVRAA compliant Federal Contractor and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

Nearest Major Market: York PA
Nearest Secondary Market: Lancaster