Support the site / facility manager in operating the site. Provide first line of supervision for technicians. Oversee safe operation and performance of mechanical, electrical and hydraulic maintenance activities for wind turbines and turbine components consistent with policies and procedures established for the wind farm site. Schedule all maintenance, replacement and inspection. Ensure the troubleshooting of failures, faults, and problems; interpret fault reports, and implement corrective actions. 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. Interact with customers. Assist in the selection of team members and performance evaluations and coaching. Assume site manager role temporarily as needed. Balance and support facility public relations and community interactions. Ensure all health and safety and operating procedures are followed.
Diagnosing equipment problems . Physically fit enough to free climb 250ft under extraordinary weather conditions and for 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. Reading and interpreting operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Writing routine reports and correspondence. Developing strategy. Troubleshooting involving complex variables. Leading and training crews. Customer service.
Minimum High school diploma or GED, along with additional training in electrical/mechanical theory and leadership skills. Associate’s degree or Bachelor's degree (electrical or technical) is preferred. Valid driver's license.
Minimum of 3 years repair and maintenance with all wind turbine power generation equipment and systems. Experience with operating and maintenance procedures and planning techniques. Experience leading crews highly preferred. Demonstrated ability to maintain wind turbines at high availability. Experience creating reports and using MS Office software.
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 Site Leader, Project Manager
Career path moves from this role
Site Leader, Engineer (with degree), Project Manager