Oversee and support blade repair crews and assist in performing complex repairs as necessary. Evaluate and approve employee blade competency levels for blade repair training. Develop new and amend existing work instructions for blade repairs used on renewables’ sites. Oversee certification for Composite Blade Training Program. Perform evaluations of blade repairs and blade teams in accordance with Safety, Quality and Productivity expectations. Evaluate and document blade damage dispositions for all categories of blade repairs. Perform and/or review blade repair reports, quality reviews, open cases and ensure appropriate follow-up measures are taken. May be required to review and certify blade repair. Monitor and report blade failure rates using reliability methodology. Support and review the procurement of blade assets necessary to complete jobs in timely manner.
Blade damage assessment, multiple manufacturers and repair types. EHS requirements. Non-Destructive Testing, composite materials. integral, spar/shell and web blades, manufacturing of blades and/or designing blade repairs, performing quality inspections from damage identification to repair reporting. Operations and maintenance of electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, or pneumatic systems.
Associate (minimum 2-year) degree in aerospace, mechanical or related technical field, or equivalent experience.
7+ years' of wind energy composite experience, experience working on integral, spar/shell and web blades, proven experience in manufacturing of blades and/or designing baled repairs, performing quality inspections from damage identification to repair reporting. Ten (10) years' of experience in operations and/or maintenance of electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, or pneumatic systems.
GWO (Global Wind Organisation) certified. WINDA (Wind Industry Training Records Database) registered. American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) Certified Composites Technician (CCT), CCT - Advanced Composites (CCT - AC), CCT - Wind Blade Repair. Advanced training/certification with composite materials i.e. ABARIS, or America Composites Manufacturing Association (ACMA).
Position Reports To
Maintenance Manager, O&M Manager, Director Wind
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Maintenance Manager, O&M Manager, Director Wind Assets