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Wind Technician - Ida Grove

  • GE Renewable Energy
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/22/2017 4:02:51 PM
  • 2793389
  • Job Function: Services
  • Business Segment: Renewable Energy OnShore Wind
Location(s): United States ; Iowa; 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 Technician at Ida Grove, located in Ida Groves, IA 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 Ida Grove 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 Wind Turbine Generators
  • 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



Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Associate’s Degree in a Technical Electrical / Electronic discipline from an accredited college or university (OR a High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 3 years of work experience in electrical / electronic repair industry)

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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 facilities
  • Ability and willingness to be available for rotation shift schedules 24 hours, seven days a week



Desired Characteristics:

  • Professional training in the electrical engineering sector (i.e. electrician, power electronics system, mechatronic engineer)
  • Familiarity with MS-Office operating system
  • 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
  • Confident personality
  • Able to work at heights and high level of physical fitness
  • Structured worker with technical analytical abilities
  • High degree of flexibility, highly motivated with the ability to work under pressure
  • Electrical / mechanical service or maintenance experience

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Locations: United States ; Iowa; 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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