Wind Farm Technician I - Wildcat

Location(s): 

Windfall, IN, US, n/a

 

RWE Clean Energy, LLC

Functional area: Operations & Maintenance 

Remuneration: Non-Exempt

 

 

As a Wind Farm Technician I you will support the overall operations and maintenance of one or more wind farms and all related facilities to assure safety and maximize availability in accordance with Operations mission.  This role is responsible for safe execution of scheduled maintenance, troubleshooting and repair activities, training, and safety exercises. This job also maintains accountability and readiness of plant tools, equipment, and vehicles; provides technical guidance to the O&M team; tracks, and maintains records of service activities both scheduled and unscheduled through the digital maintenance management system; and helps maintain the work ethic and culture of the plant O&M team.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Assure that all operation and maintenance activities are performed in a safe manner consistent with policies and procedures established for the wind farm site
  • Assist in conducting acceptance and performance tests on systems and equipment following planned maintenance or outages
  • Perform safety and other wind farm related tasks when assigned and fill in as back up to personnel at other RWE sites when necessary
  • Assist with turbine maintenance including services, major component work and replacement, and troubleshooting
  • Assist with Balance of Plant procedures as needed, including substation and collection system maintenance
  • Adherence to the company’s values and behaviors
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the manager

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

Education:

  • High School Diploma or GED, Associate degree in Sciences or related field from an accredited school preferred

 

Experience:

  • Minimum 6 years of work experience in operations and/or maintenance in power generation, transmission and/or distribution, at least 1 year of work experience in Wind
  • Vestas V120 Experience preferred.
  • Alternatively 2 year or 4 year college degree from an accredited school (other than correspondence or on-line) in a technical science like engineering, physics, power, or closely similar
  • License or Certification experience substitutions include Current Journeyman, Current Master Electrician License, and Wind Tech Certificate
  • Unrestricted driver license in good standing
  • Willing to relocate to within 1 hour drive of site

 

Job Skills & Competencies:

  • Must be able to maintain a personal weight limitation of 270 lbs
  • Must be able to climb wind towers on a daily basis.  During this task, employee must be able to open/close hatch doors and identify potential safety hazards
  • Must be able to balance to: (1) work in closed and small swaying areas on top of and within wind towers, and (2) walk across small surface areas to access areas within wind turbines.                           
  • Ability to push/pull/lift tools and equipment weighing up to 50 lbs
  • Ability to work safely in extreme environments (hot sun, cold, etc.)
  • Ability to walk, climb, and stand extensively during the work day
  • Knowledge of and experience with the use of hand and power tools
  • Knowledge of environmental and safety policies and procedures
  • Ability to work within tight deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability and willingness to travel to and from job sites as assigned 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) and Teams
  • Ability to multi-task, while working independently and as part of a team
  • Motivated self-starter, goal-oriented, and strong problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair electromechanical systems with solid foundation in theory of operation is required
  • Read, interpret, and follow electrical, mechanical, & hydraulic circuit drawings
  • Identify energy isolation points and implement LOTO for protection
  • Thorough knowledge of electromechanical relay, hydraulic accumulator, linear transducer, and electrical motor
  • Familiarity with power electronics, motor drives, AC/DC converters
  • Knowledge of computer network communication protocol and theory of operation is desired
  • Ability to understand and communicate root causes required
  • Good communication skills and must value being part of a team
  • Safety- Promote safety for all at all times
  • Initiative - Able to work with minimum supervision and make decisions for all issues related to his/her discipline(s) with limited and/or available information

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Wind Farm site location including work in and around energized wind turbine generators and balance of plant equipment (substation, pad mount transformers, etc.). The work will occur within an office, warehouse, in turbines and outdoors

 

Willing live within 1 hour drive time to site

 

Disclaimer: The duties and responsibilities described are not a comprehensive list, and additional tasks may be assigned to the employee from time to time.  Nothing in this job description restricts management’s rights to assign or re-assign duties to this job at any time.

 

Benefits offered: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, 401(k) match, Flexible Spending Accounts, EAP, Education Assistance, Parental Leave, Paid time off, and Holidays. Eligible employees also participate in short-term incentives, in addition to salary.

RWE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

For 125 years RWE has been the source of energy for millions of people across the globe. Now we’re making all that energy green. This decade alone we’re investing €50bn into renewables and will be carbon neutral by 2040 – ten years earlier than most other global targets. This is a chance to play a key role on our journey.

Join our renewables specialists, working across the clean energy spectrum to grow our operations to 50 GW by 2030 – with some of the world’s largest on and offshore wind farms and industry-leading hydrogen initiatives. We’re also considered innovators in solar development including floating photovoltaics and agri-photovoltaics. Or add your expertise to our supply and trading operations, brokering renewable electricity, green gas, commodities, and CO2 emission allowances from one of our advanced energy trading floors.

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