Wind Turbine Technician - Experienced

Job Locations US-TX
ID
2022-1990
Category
Technician
Type
Seasonal

Overview

Wind Turbine Technician - Experienced

Description

 

Job Introduction:

Build an exciting, rewarding career with us – enjoy a friendly work environment, opportunities for growth and development, recognition for your work, and competitive pay and benefits. Sky Climber Renewables is a recognized leader in wind energy services across the United States and Canada. As one of the fastest growing companies in the industry, we take pride in hiring the best talent and providing a great place to work.

Job Summary:

Experienced wind technician's will typically work on or lead a service team to achieve safe and efficient wind turbine maintenance. Will travel (100%) supporting various projects throughout the U.S. Perform various mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical component maintenance, repair, or replacement of parts to correct malfunctions. Perform some troubleshooting and diagnostic analysis. Document all work performed using computer- based service reporting procedures. Help in all areas of site operations as directed by manager with minimal supervision. Requires you to apply your electro-mechanical skills and experience. Reports directly to the Resource Manager and indirectly to the Site Manager, Service Manager or Lead Technician when on a job. You may be assigned other duties to help proactively drive our Sky Climber vision and align with our organization’s mission and values.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications & Experience:

  • Diploma or Associate Engineering Degree in a Technical Electrical / Electronic or Wind Energy discipline from an accredited college or university (OR Technical Certification in Wind Energy with a minimum of 3 year of experience in electrical / electronic industry or wind field technician experience OR High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 5 years of work experience in electrical / industrial repair industry)
  • Ideal candidates should preferably have acted in the capacity of at minimum a Wind Service Tech II for 10-12 months
  • Training will include and must successfully complete:
  • GWO Training
  • LOTO Training
  • Pass Background Check and Drug Screening

 

Physical Requirements:

 

  • Candidates must be able to climb a 300 feet wind tower multiple times per day
  • Candidates must be able to walk across the hub and, in the event of an emergency, repel off
  • Must be comfortable working at heights of up to 300+ feet
  • Must meet specific weight requirements of tower ladders under OSHA and/or industry standards of 250 to 300 lbs. max, including personal protective equipment (approx. 30-35lbs)
  • Must be comfortable working in confined space(s).
  • Must be able to see and move throughout site to resolve work problems and facilitate processes; repetitive motion activities may be involved
  • Occasional kneeling and squatting
  • Frequent climbing, walking, and standing, and bending.
  • Ability and willingness to handle repetitive weight up to 50 lbs
  • Successful completion of climb test(s) and tower rescue training

 

Responsibilities

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Perform advanced mechanical installations, maintenances, operations, and upgrades to wind turbines
  • Properly document work performed, including parts usage and time worked
  • Perform quality control inspections on repairs and maintenance functions
  • Understanding of AC/DC electrical circuits and ability to conduct circuit analysis
  • Prepare timely and concise reports regarding inspections to ensure proper steps are taken to remedy any deficiencies
  • Interact closely with on-site maintenance and providing guidance and training when applicable
  • Be proactive for wind turbine counter measures or enhancements that may be needed and assist in the development of such procedure’s as required
  • Assist with installation and commissioning of Wind Turbines on an “as needed” basis
  • Assist with cost control management of the site
  • Verify that the work is completed in compliance with customer’s requirements
  • Perform work based on established work procedures
  • Report policy or procedure violations
  • Possess strong knowledge about specific wind service activity tools and be able to use them safely
  • Travel as required (100%) – Minimum six (6) weeks on (deployed) and one (1) week off (R&R)
  • Ability and willingness to work holidays, weekends and overtime as required by field assignments
  • Ability and willingness to work at heights and in all weather conditions
  • Ability to possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and clear driving record (e.g., No suspensions or restrictions, DWI, DWAI, OWI, OUI)

 

Desired Characteristics:

  • Demonstrate a passion for safety and service excellence
  • Demonstrate experience and characteristics of leadership
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals
  • Experience with recording data and data analysis
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
  • Ability to operate in MS Office Application Suite
  • Proficient with electrical test equipment and reading schematics
  • Knowledge and experience practicing EHS and Quality Procedures
  • Ability to read, write, and understand English
  • Effective Communicator – works well in team environment
  • Ability and willingness to take initiative and work without direct supervision
  • Ability to adapt quickly and effectively to a dynamic environment
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Willingness to learn and teach others

 

 

Benefits:

 

  • Equipment, tools, and uniform(s) provided
  • Competitive Per Diem for travel
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Matched 401k - 100% vested
  • Advanced training and recertification provided
  • Career advancement
  • Opportunity for exposure to multiple brands & services

 

About Sky Climber:

Sky Climber Renewables, a Sky Climber company, is an independent, wind field services organization focused on utility scale wind power generation and renewable energy industries. We have built an organization of more than 750 field technicians and industry professionals to focus on delivering safe, reliable, and qualified services for our customers. As a global brand and international wind organization, we celebrate the uniqueness of our diverse employees and strive to create an inclusive culture. Our people are driven by our core values of safety, integrity, and reliability, and focused by our guiding principles. For more information visit our website www.skyclimberwind.com.

Sky Climber Renewables is an equal employment opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, ancestry, genetic information, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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