Composite Blade Technician I
Perform internal and external inspections, defect analysis and repair of fiberglass and composite blades, spinners, and nacelles from all categories. Provide maintenance support and perform large component replacements of wind turbine generators. Photograph internal and external blade damage, document findings, and assemble all associated paperwork. Perform coating and minor structural repairs on internal and external blade surfaces, tip repair, leading and trailing edge repair on locations both up tower and down tower. Utilize blade access platforms at heights of 300ft or more. Help in all areas of site preparation (i.e. coordination of labor and materials) with minimal supervision. Communicate site status to engineering, customers, and management. Provide maintenance support and perform large component replacement of wind turbine generators. Provide wind turbine generator LOTO (Lock Out & Tag Out) support.
Tower Safety Training (LOTO), Suspended Platform Rigging/De-Rigging, Lamination principles and postcuring. Installation of vortex generators (serrations, panels, vanes, and flow anchors). Wiring schematics, blade access platforms, lightning protection system inspections, technology of wind blade construction & repair, mix of ratios for blade repair chemicals, blade assembly terminology, vacuum bagging principles. Documenting work performed, using computer based service reporting procedures.
High school diploma or GED
Minimum 1 year composite repair experience (OR Graduate of a Wind Tech and/or Composite program)
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
Position Reports To
Composite Blade Tech III, Composite Blade Manager
Career path moves from this role
Composite Blade Technician II, Composite Blade Technician III