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Wind Turbine Technician

Grinnell IA

Perform a variety of work connected with the operations, maintenance inspections and testing/troubleshooting of wind turbine sites.

Are you a Wind Turbine Technician looking for a new opportunity with a stable company? If you enjoy challenges, and have strong mechanical and electrical skills we invite you to consider Alliant Energy.


What sets us apart?

•Outstanding pay and benefits

•A commitment to career growth and development

•A culture that embraces our core values of safety, respect, service and responsibility.


Alliant Energy is currently seeking a Wind Turbine Technician, Journeyman to work at the Franklin County Wind Farm in Grinnell, IA. In this critical role you will be responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of wind turbines with a generating capacity of 160MW.

This position is posted at a Journeyman level, only candidates meeting minimum qualifications will be considered

This position has a residency requirement of 120 minutes. Candidates must be able to reach work location within 120 minutes of being contacted in a emergency call out situation.


Job Responsibilities

Performs such wind farm operations, inspections and maintenance as may be assigned such as:

Performs electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, instrument and control and PLC troubleshooting, maintaining, calibrating, repairing, cleaning, inspecting and constructing of equipment and systems for the generation facility.

Maintains performance monitoring and control equipment, including programmable logic controllers (PLC’s). Monitors wind turbine performance. Keeps testing records as assigned.

Maintains warehouse, orders supplies as needed.

Performs regular inspections of electrical system.

Participates during overhauls of all related plant equipment.

Performs routine tests.

Performs routine predictive maintenance activities including, thermography, vibration analysis,oil and cooling water sampling.

Operates and/or obtains information from various mechanical and electrical devices used to support specific equipment diagnostics or work activities; gathers, interprets and logs data.

Is proficient in the use of machine tools and various hand powered tools as job needs dictate.

Operates mobile and heavy equipment to perform maintenance tasks.

Supports safety, plant reliability, productivity, and plant efficiency improvements by participating in various continuous improvement activities.

Performs all work according to established procedures and safety practices.

Performs various generating plant and shop area housekeeping functions.

Performs other duties which are similar, related, or incidental to this position.

All other duties as assigned.


Working Conditions

Indoor and outdoor, including extreme heat and cold; exposure to dirt, weather, grease, electricity, moisture, dust, and noise; extended periods of sitting or standing may be required. Exposure to normal workplace hazards where normal safety precautions are required. Working at extreme heights is required. Work in confined spaces with diverse environmental conditions is required


Job Qualifications

This position requires two years of post high school education in wind turbine technology or electronics and two years of related experience OR in the absence of a post high school education four years of related experience is required.

Demonstrated ability to solve problems

Demonstrated ability to coordinate work and work with others; strong sense of personal and technical responsibility

Beginner to intermediate computer literacy; basic software skills; possesses skills in basic electricity - math; knowledge in theory and skill in non-structural welding; mechanical comprehension; ability to work from blueprints, diagrams, drawings, and specifications.

Knowledge of plant operations and systems; must possess technical ability;

Must be able to climb the tower;

Must possess a valid driver's license;

Must possess a high degree of mechanical, and/or electrical aptitude.

In depth experience with hydraulics preferred

Must possess the ability to perform the physical requirements of the job

Must possess the ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse work environment;

Must possess knowledge of regulatory requirements.


*Note: All Candidates selected for employment with Alliant Energy will be required to successfully complete a drug screen and background check

Disclaimer: The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

We are committed to providing an inclusive work environment for all and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Protected Veteran.


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Posted July 8, 2019

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