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Wind Training Instructor

  • GE Renewable Energy
  • Experienced
  • Posted 5/8/2017 3:21:21 PM
  • 2847445
  • Job Function: Services
  • Business Segment: Renewable Energy OnShore Wind
Location(s): United States; New York; Schenectady, other


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GE Renewable Energy is a 9 billion dollar start-up that brings together one of the broadest product and service portfolios of the renewable energy industry. With 13,000 employees present in more than 40 countries, and headquartered in Paris, GE Renewable Energy is backed-up by the resources of the world’s first digital industrial company. We take the earth’s most abundant resources - the strength of the wind, the force of water, and the heat of the sun, - and put them to work with breakthrough technology that unleashes their true possibilities. Combining onshore and offshore wind, hydro and innovative technologies such as concentrated solar power, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 370 gigawatts capacity globally to make the world work better and cleaner.



GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Role Summary:
The Wind Training Instructor will belong to the GE Wind Instructor team, based at the Energy Learning Center (ELC) in Schenectady, New York. You will be responsible for providing training in the classroom and at remote locations as necessary.



Essential Responsibilities:
As the Wind Training Instructor, you will:
• Instruct internal GE and customer training classes in all aspects of wind turbine systems, operations and maintenance
• Quickly assess students’ abilities and adjust / alter course content based on class experience
• Support equipment upgrades in the training center
• Work with other instructors to clean and maintain lab area
• Identify best course curriculum delivery methods (on-line, Webex, video, etc.)
• Actively participate in EHS (Environmental Health & Safety) programs
• Develop course curriculums and content
• Collaborate with Engineering and field support organizations to incorporate new products, known issues and solutions into the course content



Qualifications/Requirements:
• Bachelor's Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, IT, Computer Science, or any other technical program from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 3 years of experience in power generation operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting
• OR Associate's Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, IT, Computer Science, or any other technical program from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 4 years of experience in power generation operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting
• OR High School Diploma / GED and minimum of 6 years of experience in power generation operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
• Ability and willingness to travel 15% of the time
• Ability and willingness to obtain a valid Driver's License
• Ability and willingness to obtain a valid Passport and eligible for international travel



Desired Characteristics:
• Experience as a classroom instructor or demonstrated ability to coherently present information from detailed technical level to executive or management overview
• Experience with the 1.x turbine platform
• Experience with the 2.x turbine platform
• Wind farm site experience
• Willingness and ability to climb wind turbines and work at height when necessary
• High Rescue Train the Trainer qualified
• EHS classroom instructor qualified
• Understanding of the electric utility industry
• Strong analytical capabilities and ability to lead in cross-functional and global team environments
• Ability to quickly establish credibility with internal and end-user customers
• Dynamic personality with the energy and passion to teach
• English fluency
• Proficient in additional languages, particularly with technical explanations
• Ability to work with Excel, PowerPoint, Word & MS Office
• Strong computer skills

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Locations: United States; New York; Schenectady, other

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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