Ensure safe operation and perform mechanical, electrical and hydraulic maintenance activities for Offshore Wind turbines and turbine components consistent with policies and procedures established for the Offshore Wind farm site. Travel via offshore vessel/helicopter to wind farm. Climb from the base to the nacelle on 700+ ft. offshore towers as required to perform maintenance, replacement and inspection. Wear safety harness and safety suit. Inspect wind turbines. Replace major turbine components (e.g. generators & gearboxes). Identify / troubleshoot failures, faults, and problems, interpret fault reports, and implement corrective actions. Conduct acceptance and performance tests on systems and equipment following maintenance and outages. Write (some using computer) routine reports and correspondence. Maintain service logs, and monitor turbine performance. Read blueprints and schematics. Monitor turbine performance and SCADA systems. Collect turbine data for testing or research and analysis. Assist with high-voltage system maintenance and repair. Inspect wind turbines. Lead and train more junior technicians to complete required duties. Ensure all health and safety and operating procedures are followed.
Electrical machinery, hydraulics, ecology, wind power technology. Safety training including underwater escape from a helicopter.
Associate’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or wind turbine technology or an equivalent combination of training and experience is preferred. Some may accept a certificate program in wind turbine technology.
Ideally Offshore Wind technician experience. Minimum of 2 years' Onshore Wind experience.
GWO (Global Wind Organisation) certified. WINDA (Wind Industry Training Records Database) registered.
Position Reports To
Offshore Wind Site Manager, Technician Supervisor
Career path moves from this role
Technician Supervisor, Mechanical or Electrical Engineer (with education)