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This position will *start* in this location, however once our team has finished up at this location we will then move to a new site where we will perform similar duties which involves work on wind turbines that can reach 300 feet in height.
Under direct supervision from higher-level technical supervisory and/or management staff, the Wind Technician utilizes skills and training to perform installation work on assigned wind turbines at a basic level. The Wind Technician will follow specific schedules and procedures including safety protocol, installation processes, and other direct and detailed verbal and written instruction.
Responsibilities and Duties
Closely adheres to all safety standards and procedures. Identifies risks and gaps in safety execution in the operational environment and either stops work / escalates or implements defined and appropriate mitigation methods with appropriate oversight. Demonstrates risk-averse safety behavior at all times. Provides recommendations to higher-level technical staff and management regarding everything safety. Encourages and recognizes others completing safe acts and intervenes when unsafe acts are practiced.
Demonstrates integrity, strong initiative, work ethic, as well as a focus on safety and quality of work on a continuous basis.
Performs basic level wind turbine installation tasks as assigned.
This includes introductory operation and use of tools and basic turbine equipment. Documents tasks where required.
Effectively gathers information regarding equipment (e.g. turbine) status. Seeks assistance when encountering turbine issues outside trained skill level to ensure success in execution.
Follows defined instructions and installation schedules, executing plans as directed and performs according to reasonably detailed written and verbal instructions.
Effectively contributes to a strong team environment through assisting team mates in accomplishing mutual goals, supporting and promoting team spirit and cooperation.
Proactively looks for improvement opportunities to job related processes and procedures and communicates through appropriate channels.
Interfaces with customer at a minimal level; may respond to some basic customer inquiries and will refer most customer inquiries to higher-level technical staff or manager. Demonstrates strong customer focus at all times.
This role will require travel, working overtime, including working a flexible and variable work schedule as needed to meet business objectives. * Perform other tasks as assigned.
Standards, Skills, and Abilities
High school diploma or equivalent.
Minimum one (1) year experience working with hydraulic, electrical, mechanical and/or composite skills OR in absence of experience, a certificate of completion from an accepted Wind Technician program of equivalent scope.
Ability to demonstrate basic industrial safety practices / protocols including LOTO and Test-Verify-Test.
Experience using basic power and hydraulic tools.
Valid Driver's License.
Strong attention to detail and ability to follow directions with precise execution.
Good interpersonal and customer relation skills.
Able to effectively collaborate with employees at all professional levels and ability to respectfully follow supervision.
Basic computer operation skills and familiarity with internet based program navigation.
Ability to read, interpret and understand basic drawings and schematics.
Ability to speak, read, comprehend and write in English.
Ability to climb stairs and ladders 200-400 feet in height.
Ability to lift, push, pull, carry items up to 50 lbs in weight.
Ability to stand, stoop, kneel, and bend for prolonged periods of time.
Ability to grip and manually manipulate, often with repetitive motion, items such as, but not limited to, hand tools, turbine parts.
Comfort working in confined spaces and at heights over 300 feet.
Ability to successfully participate in all training courses, including controlled decent.
Ability to hear and use close range radios.
Strong field of vision including visual depth perception and ability to distinguish colors.
Able to work in demanding physical and inclement weather conditions.
Comfort working remotely in a Turbine as part of a team with limited supervisory interaction.
Diversity and inclusion
Possesses a strong understanding and belief in the Core Values:
Excellence in Service
Willingness and ability to work with a “Here to Serve” attitude toward internal and external customers.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme conditions at project sites. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud. The position regularly works near moving mechanical parts and in outside conditions that include inclement weather, heat and humidity, and exposure to dust.
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.
The position lifts heavy objects, walks and stands for long periods of time and performs strenuous physical labor under adverse field conditions. The employee lifts, pushes, pulls or carries objects; uses abdominal and lower back muscles to provide support over time without fatigue. The position requires good manual dexterity (hand, hand with arm, two hands) and multi-limb coordination. The position requires the ability to quickly move arms and legs. The employee must have excellent stamina and the ability to move and manipulate up to 100 pounds and to lift 50 pounds.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Employees in this position are expected to work 40 hours per week. Specific work schedule to be determined based on needs.
Additional Eligibility Requirements
Must possess a valid and appropriate state driver license prior to employment. An employee may not have been convicted of Driving Under the Influence within the last five years or have more than 5 points on his or her driving record.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.