Wind Energy Lead Technician- High Plains

  • GE
  • Rock River, Wyoming, United States
  • Oct 07, 2019
Energy Energy - Wind Renewable Energy

Job Description

Role Summary:

The Wind Energy Lead Technician at High Plains Wind Farm in Rock River, WY 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 High Plains Wind Farm, 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 inventory

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • High School Diploma / GED
  • Minimum of 1 year of leadership experience

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 to read and understand electrical schematic drawings
  • Ability and willingness to read, interpret technical manuals, procedures, and regulations
  • Ability to write reports, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure
  • 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:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Technical, Electrical, or Electronics field from an accredited college or university
  • Technical Certification in Wind Energy or Electrical / Electronic field
  • Advanced computer skills utilizing word processing, spreadsheet processing, e-mail programs, facility control and management systems, and computer diagnostic and troubleshooting tools
  • Wind turbine experience
  • 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, and/or hydraulic experience
  • Experience using hydraulic power tools
  • Ability and willingness to take initiative and work without direct supervision
  • Experience with 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
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of personnel at all levels inside and outside of the Wind Farm
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

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