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Glenn Powell

Lead Mechanical Technician


Research Interests

Areas of Expertise

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

Fabrication, welding, tungsten inert gas (TIG), metal inert gas (MIG), arc, gas, steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and copper

Machining, milling, drilling, and lathe turning

Complex laboratory plumbing, flow control, filtration, and design

Design, drawing, AutoCAD, AutoCAD 3D, and process and instrumentation diagram (P&ID)

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

Electronics and complex controls

Diesel and petrol engine maintenance and repair

Diesel power generation and distribution

Air conditioning, air handling, and gas and electric heating

Hydraulic and pneumatic power transmission, maintenance, and repair

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

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

Water and wastewater treatment, storage, and pumping

Purchasing, budgeting, and planning


Yacht 3 Marine Chief Engineering Officer Certificate of Competency

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

Professional Experience

Multidiscipline Research Technician IV, NREL

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