Oversee 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. Inspect wind turbines. 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. 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. Develop strategy for improved maintenance diagnostics and operation. Lead and train more junior technicians. Read and write business, operations and financial reports. Serve as the person in charge for work team. Interact with customers. Ensure health, 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. Electricity, Mechanical Fundamentals, Hydraulics, and Environmental, Health and Safety Fundamentals. Using mechanical and electronic testing equipment. Use of power and hydraulic tools. Working around low, medium and high voltage. Reading and interpreting operating and maintenance instructions, and procedures manuals. Writing routine reports and correspondence. Troubleshooting involving several variables. Leading and training other technicians.
Minimum one-year technical college or trade school or associate's degree. Preference for bachelor's degree in technical field or equivalent experience. Advanced electrical and mechanical courses helpful. Valid driver's license.
Minimum of 4 years of related work experience; ideally 6-8 years as a Wind Technician.
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.