Ensure safe operation and perform 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. Inspect wind turbines. Replace major turbine components. Assist with heavy equipment rigging and directing. Identify / troubleshoot failures, faults, and problems. Interpret fault reports and implement corrective actions. Conduct 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 and SCADA systems. Read blueprints and schematics. Collect turbine data for testing or research and analysis. Lead and train more junior technicians to complete required duties. Interact with customers. Assist in all areas of site operations. Ensure all health and safety and operating procedures are followed.
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 routine reports and correspondence. Dealing with problems involving several variables.
High School diploma or GED and some experience. Preference for one-year technical college or trade school or associate's degree. Advanced electrical and mechanical courses helpful. Valid driver's license.
2-3 years of 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 III (Senior) or Lead