Support the site / facility manager in operating the site. 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. Replace major turbine components. Assist with heavy equipment rigging and directing. Ensure the troubleshooting of failures, faults, and problems; interpret fault reports, and implement corrective actions. Conduct 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. Assist with high-voltage system maintenance and repair. 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. Support public relations.
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, 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. Writing routine reports and correspondence. Troubleshooting involving several variables. Leading and training other technicians. Customer service, public relations.
Minimum of Associates degree (electrical or technical) and 2+ years turbine experience. Preference for bachelor's degree in technical field or equivalent experience. (5+ years wind turbine experience). Valid driver's license.
Minimum 5+ years related experience; ideally 7-10 years as a Wind Technician or experience in renewable energy sector. 1+ years of independent turbine troubleshooting experience (without assistance).
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 Technician Supervisor, Wind Site Leader
Career path moves from this role
Wind Technician Supervisor, Engineer (with degree), Project Manager