Lead Wind Technician - Old Settler / Cotton Plains
GE Renewable Energy
Posted 1/12/2017 3:56:38 PM
Business Segment: Renewable Energy OnShore Wind
Location(s): United States ; Texas; Floydada
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Role Summary: The Wind Energy Lead Technician at Old Settler / Cotton Plains will be responsible for the operations, maintenance, and warranty repair of wind turbine generators. You will oversee contractual obligations and activities, working closely with project owners and various customers on a daily basis. You will also perform all mechanical and electrical component maintenance, repair, and replacement of parts to correct malfunctions.
Essential Responsibilities: As the Wind Energy Lead Technician at Old Settler / Cotton Plains, you will:
Oversee contractual obligations and activities, working closely with project owners and various customers on a daily basis, including any portion of the electrical and mechanical equipment used in wind turbines
Be responsible for subordinate employee classifications which include maintenance mechanics, technicians, and operators
Troubleshoot complicated mechanical and electrical problems including: variable pitch systems, variable speed control systems, and components
Perform all mechanical and electrical component maintenance, repair, and replacement of parts to correct malfunctions
Perform a variety of administrative duties as well as be responsible for EHS (Environmental Health and Safety) and other relevant compliance
Assist with staffing requirements, counseling, coaching, training, and corrective action concerning employees and contractors
Assist with performance evaluations for subordinate employee per management instructions
Help in all areas of facility operations as directed by manager
Assist with Profit & Loss (P&L) reporting responsibilities and responsible for spare parts inventor
Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical / Electronic Engineering from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 1 year of work experience in Electrical / Electronic repair industry and a minimum of 1 year of experience with balance of plant (BOP) operations
Associate’s Degree in a Technical Electrical / Electronic discipline from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 4 years of work experience in Electrical / Electronic repair industry and a minimum of 1 year of experience with balance of plant (BOP) operations
High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 6 years of work experience in the Electrical / Electronic repair industry and a minimum of 1 year of experience with balance of plant (BOP) operations
Ability and willingness to handle repetitive weight of 50 lbs.
Ability and willingness to climb towers up to 300 feet, as required
Ability and willingness to work in all weather conditions, as required
Ability and willingness to work in range of environments to include but not limited to industrial facilities, manufacturing facilities, and power industry facilities, as required
Ability and willingness to be available for rotation shift schedules 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, as required
Ability and willingness to possess and maintain a valid driver’s license
Advanced computer skills utilizing word processing, spreadsheet processing, e-mail programs, facility control and management systems, and computer diagnostic and troubleshooting tools
Ability and willingness to read and interpret technical manuals, procedures, and regulations
Ability and willingness to write reports
Ability and willingness to subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure
Wind facility operations experience and wind turbine experience
My learning High Voltage Tests such as: GEE-PROD-W025-WIND - 2.20 Substations and Transformers / GEE-PROD-W026-WIND - 2.21 Padmount Transformer Switching / GEE-PROD-W027-WIND - 2.23 Substation & Interconnect Switching (GE Employees Only)
Advanced electrical / mechanical background
Ability and willingness to take initiative and work without direct supervision
Knowledge of heavy equipment required for facility maintenance with a working knowledge of crane and rigging requirements
Comprehensive writing skills to meet contractual reporting obligations, as required
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