The qualified senior wind technician performs unsupervised field maintenance, mechanical repair, large component replacements, rigging work and live electrical troubleshooting for one or more types of wind turbine generators. The senior technician has the ability to train technicians on specific machines and is expected to understand and follow procedures as provided through service manuals, Control Instructions, Work Instructions and other pertinent documents or instructions as provided by company supervisory personnel. The senior technician is expected to know and follow established safety guidelines and will seek guidance in matters for which they may be uncertain or unfamiliar.
Reports to: Site Supervisor
Division/Department: Operations & Maintenance
Location: Birds Landing, CA
Senior Wind Technicians spend 100% of their time in the field, excluding safety; supervisor and scheduled training exercises. Senior Wind Technicians work in teams and are provided a company vehicle (service truck) in which they carry the required tools and parts necessary to perform repairs and/or maintenance on turbines. Service Technicians work in extreme weather conditions.
Perform field maintenances, troubleshooting and repair in a timely manner.
Troubleshoot electrical systems and perform live electrical work in accordance with industry standard practices.
Accurately account for time and materials expended in the performance of the job function.
Report for work at the time and location specified.
Operate service equipment in a safe manner and maintain records for same.
Follow safety regulations and work procedures.
Report on work status as directed.
All other duties as assigned.
Must have completed at least 2000 hours of documented service in the wind and/or other related industry.
Must have successfully met qualifications for the Advanced Wind Technician and have passed the Senior Wind Technician examination.
Skilled in the use of precision measuring devices such as micrometer and dial gages.
Familiarity with shimming procedures for gearbox bearings.
Have mastery of EDF Renewable Energy paperwork and have a good understanding on how to find and use all necessary documents.
Demonstrated safe work habits, to include electrical troubleshooting.
Competent in field repair, replacement and installation of turbine components.
Must be able to train other technicians in field repair, replacement and installation of turbine components.
Must be able to read and interpret basic schematics and technical data.
Must be able to read and understand turbine technical manuals.
Must be knowledgeable on protection devices, control devices, power supplies, loads, conductors, transducers, Ethernet communications, error codes and parameter configurations.
The physical demands 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 required to:
Stand, climb, use hands to fingers, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to talk or hear.
The employee is regularly required to lift and/or move up to 35 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
• Able to work at heights, including climbing up and descending towers, entering nacelles and hubs at extreme heights.
• Able to work in a mechanical environment. This may have been achieved through formal training, previous work experience as an auto mechanic or the ability to demonstrate that an individual is mechanically inclined.
• Able to operate company vehicles (field trucks) both on site as well as on public roads and highways. Must have a current driver’s license with a good DMV printout.
• Demonstrate good work habits, including but not limited to attendance, and maintaining a neat and orderly work environment.
Special Conditions of Employment:
Physical Weight Limit Restriction
Due to weight restrictions associated with life-saving fall-arrest equipment employees are required to wear while working at heights, maximum employee weight must not exceed 285 lbs. Employee weight subject to review at any time throughout the duration of employment and required annually at a minimum.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to
• Extreme weather conditions, including cold, rain, wind, etc.
• Moving mechanical parts and vibration
• Confined spaces
• The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace
and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
To apply for a position, please submit your CV/Resume along with the position title(s) electronically to EDF Renewable Energy.
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