Assist in the safe operation and performance of scheduled and unscheduled mechanical, electrical and hydraulic maintenance activities for wind turbines and turbine components consistent with policies and procedures established for the wind farm site. Climb towers as required to perform maintenance, replacement and inspection. Assist in the replacement of major turbine components (e.g. generators & gearboxes), heavy equipment rigging and directing, identification of failures, faults, and problems, and implementation of corrective actions. Assist in conducting acceptance and performance tests on systems and equipment following planned maintenance and outages. Write (some using computer) routine reports and correspondence. Maintain service logs, and monitor turbine performance. Read blueprints and schematics. Collect turbine data for testing or research and analysis. May also service underground transmission systems, wind field substations, or fiber optic sensing and control systems. Assist with high voltage system maintenance and repair and in inspecting wind turbines. Interact with customers as directed by manager and ensure customer safety. Assist in all areas of site operations. Follow all health and safety and operating procedures.
Reading schematics & blueprints. Diagnosing equipment problems . Physically fit enough to free climb 250ft multiple times/day while wearing 25+ lbs. of climbing gear under extraordinary weather conditions. High tower rescue. Basic Electricity, Mechanical Fundamentals, Hydraulics, and Environmental, Health and Safety Fundamentals. Mechanical and electronic testing equipment. Use of power and hydraulic tools. Working around low, medium and high voltage. Reading and interpreting documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedures manuals. Writing reports.
Minimum requirement: High school diploma or GED. An associate's degree (electrical or technical) helpful. Advanced electrical and mechanical courses helpful. Valid driver's license.
0-2+ years related work experience
Certifications required to perform the work, including but not limited to: First Aid / CPR, Tower Climb and Rescue, LOTO, Arc Flash, etc. GWO (Global Wind Organisation) certified. WINDA (Wind Industry Training Records Database) registered.
Position Reports To
Wind Turbine Technician Lead or Senior, Wind Turbine Technician Supervisor, Wind Farm Site Manager, Manager Renewable Energy
Career path moves from this role
Wind Technician II (Associate), Wind Technician III (Senior)