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Role Summary: The Wind Technician at Willow Springs will be responsible for the operations, maintenance, and warranty repair of wind turbine generators. In this role, you will troubleshoot mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical problems on variable pitch and variable speed turbines.
Essential Responsibilities: As the Wind Technician at Willow Springs, you will:
Work closely with project owners and various customers on a daily basis to oversee contractual obligations and activities, which include any portion of the electrical and mechanical equipment used in the GE 2.5 wind turbine generator
Perform maintenance, repair or replacement of parts to correct malfunctions
Troubleshoot complicated mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical problems on variable pitch, variable speed turbines
Help in all areas of site operations as directed by manager with minimal supervision
Perform all mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical component maintenance, repair or replacement of parts to correct malfunctions
Perform some diagnostic electrical analysis
Document all work performed using computer based service reporting procedures
Work with and respond to GE’s remote operations center when necessary
Associate’s Degree in a Technical Electrical / Electronic discipline from an accredited college or university (OR Technical Certification in Wind Energy with a minimum of 1 year of experience in electrical / electronic industry or wind field technician experience OR a High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 3 years of work experience in electrical / electronic repair industry)
Ability and willingness to possess and maintain a valid driver’s license
Ability and willingness to handle repetitive weight - 50 lbs
Ability and willingness to climb towers up to 300 feet
Ability and willingness to work in all weather conditions
Ability to meet specific OSHA weight limits of 250 to 300lbs max
Ability and willingness to work in range of environments to include but not limited to industrial facilities, manufacturing facilities, and power industry facility
Ability and willingness to be available for rotation shift schedules 24 hours, seven days a week
Ability to work with a wide variety of personnel at all levels inside and outside of the Wind Farm
Wind turbine experience
Ability and willingness to take initiative, and work without direct supervision
Ability and willingness to read, interpret technical manuals, procedures, and regulations
Ability to write reports, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure
High degree of quality awareness, and excellent fault finding and diagnostic skills combined with the ability to detect and remedy faults, defects, problems
Team player, cooperative, interested in further development
Electrical / mechanical service or maintenance experience
Experience with heavy equipment required for facility maintenance with a working knowledge of crane and rigging requirements
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