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Glenn Powell

Research Technician V-Electrical/Mechanical

Glenn.Powell@nrel.gov | 303-384-6182

Areas of Expertise

  • Research-focused mechanical support, design, installation, operation, repair

  • Fabrication, welding, TIG, MIG, arc, gas, steel, stainless steel, aluminum, copper

  • Machining, milling, drilling, lathe turning

  • Complex laboratory plumbing, flow control, filtration, design

  • Design, drawing, AutoCAD, AutoCAD 3D, P&ID

  • Electrical, installation, fault finding, repair, safety awareness

  • Electronics, complex controls

  • Diesel and petrol engine maintenance and repair

  • Diesel power generation, distribution

  • Air conditioning, air handling, gas and electric heating

  • Hydraulic and pneumatic power transmission, maintenance, repair

  • Mechanical power transmission, gearbox, reduction, chain, shaft, bearings

  • Construction, project supervision, steel, timber, plumbing, critical climate control

  • Water and wastewater treatment, storage, pumping

  • Purchasing, budgeting, planning


Education

  • Yacht 3 Marine Chief Engineering Officer Certificate of Competency

  • New Zealand Advance Trade Certificate in Fitting, Turning, and Machining


Professional Experience

  • Multi Discipline Research Technician IV, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

  • Marine Chief Engineering Officer, Private Yachts

  • Heating and Ventilation Technician, Wellington, New Zealand

  • Base Manager, Construction Project Supervisor, Maintenance Engineer, Scott Base, Antarctica

  • Heavy Fixed Plant Technician, Mineral Mining Industry, Australia

  • Maintenance Technician, Pulp and Paper Industry, New Zealand

  • Ski Resort Lift Equipment Technician, New Zealand, Canada

  • 6,000-Hour Apprenticeship completed in Production Maintenance, New Zealand