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Wind Turbine Technician

Merkel TX

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Job Summary: This is a skilled position in the maintenance and repair of wind turbine mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems.


Essential Functions:

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Performs routine preventive maintenance on wind turbine mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems (under direction, if needed).

Performs wind turbine mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems troubleshooting and repairs.

Recognizes occurrences of wind turbine error codes and appropriately reports the problem.

Assists with removal and installation of wind turbine mechanical, electrical and hydraulic components.

Assists with heavy equipment (crane) rigging and directing.

Interface closely with Buffalo Gap Team Leaders.

Performs wind turbine controller maintenance and repair.

Completes required reports and other paperwork, some of which require computer entry.

Assists with high-voltage system maintenance and repair.

Maintains adherence to Company policies, safety standards and good housekeeping practices.

Maintains proper care of Company tools and vehicles.

Demonstrates the ability to learn advanced troubleshooting and repair of the wind turbines.


Educational Qualifications:

High School diploma required.

Knowledge in a Technical Trade, Maintenance, Electrical, Instrumentation and/or Operations is strongly preferred.

Certificate and/or Associates of Applied Science in Wind Turbine Technology are a huge plus.


Fundamental Qualifications:

Minimum 1 to 3 years’ experience with GE 1.5, Vestas V-80 and/or Siemens 2.3 turbines.

Have experience working with GE, Vestas and/or Siemens SCADA systems.

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedures manuals.

Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

Ability to understand and follow customary instructions in order to perform the essential functions of the position in a satisfactory manner.

Ability to read and interpret blueprints and schematics.

Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Ability to work with minimal supervision, given proper instructions.


Technical Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Ability to work in mechanically and electrically oriented situations.

Previous equivalent related experience and/or as the Company may determine to be an appropriate skill level.

Successful completion of all training, education courses and/or skill level testing required by the Company for entry into this position.

Knowledge of basic electrical testing equipment, commonly used bolts and torque values.


Licenses, Certificates, Registrations:

Must maintain a valid Texas State driver's license.


Physical Demands & Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; particulate matter and outside weather conditions. The employee can be exposed to risks of electrical hazards. The employee is occasionally exposed to hazardous chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must be capable of lifting and/or moving up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Must be able to pass a physical exam and drug/alcohol screening.

Must be able to climb and work a top freestanding wind turbine towers that exceed 250 feet in height.

Must be capable of rescuing team mate anywhere in tower in the event of emergency.

Must be able to work in extreme weather conditions.



Posted March 9, 2020

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