Wind Turbine Technician - Blade Repair

Job Locations US-CA
ID
2022-2039
Category
Technician
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

Wind Turbine Technician - Blade Repair

 

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:

The Blade Repair Technician will be responsible for the internal and external inspections, defect analysis and Category 1-3 repair of fiberglass and composite blades, spinners, and nacelles from all brands and categories. Will travel (100%) to various projects across the United States. The position will also be responsible for providing occasional maintenance support for wind turbine generators. The technicians will be required to document the findings, and assemble all associated paperwork as required to be reported for further action. 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:

  • High School Diploma / GED
  • Minimum of 1 year of composite repair experience (OR Graduate of a Wind Tech/and or accredited Composite Program)
  • Training will include and must successfully complete:
  • GWO Training
  • LOTO Training
  • Suspended Platform Rigging/De-Rigging
  • 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:

  • Inspect and photograph internal and external blade damage, document findings, and assemble all associated paperwork as required to be posted for further action by Engineering
  • Perform coating and minor structural repairs (Category 1-3) on internal and external blade surfaces, tip repair, leading and trailing edge repair while following guidelines provided by Engineering with locations both up tower and down tower
  • Utilize Blade Access Platforms and/or Aerial Lift Trucks at heights of 300ft or more
  • Help in all areas of site preparation (i.e., coordination of labor and materials) with minimal supervision
  • Document all work performed using computer-based service reporting procedures and ensure appropriate follow-up measures are taken
  • Communicate site status to engineering, customers, and management
  • Provide maintenance support and perform large component repair or replacement for wind turbine generators
  • Provide wind turbine generator LOTO (Lock Out & Tag Out) support
  • Understand basic lamination principles and post curing.
  • Install vortex generators (serrations, panels, and flow anchors)
  • 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 and willingness 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
  • Ability to read, write and understand English
  • Ability to read and understand basic diagrams and wiring schematics
  • Ability to operate in MS Office Application Suite
  • Ability and willingness to take initiative and work without direct supervision
  • Blade access platform experience
  • Lightning protection system inspections knowledge
  • Understand technology of wind blade construction and repair
  • Understanding of mix ratios for all blade repair chemicals
  • Understanding of blade assembly terminology

 

 

Benefits:

 

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