Wind Turbine Technician

Wind Turbine Technician

Job Overview

Location
Merritt Island, Florida
Job Type
Full Time Job
Job ID
32068
Date Posted
8 months ago
Recruiter
Marua Konsta
Job Views
40

Job Description

At AES, we raise the quality of life around the world by changing the way energy works. Everyone makes an impact every day in our small, global teams. Apply here to start an extraordinary career today. 

Job Summary:  This is a skilled position in the maintenance and repair of wind turbine mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems.

Essential Functions:

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Performs routine preventive maintenance on wind turbine mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems (under direction, if needed).
  • Performs wind turbine mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems troubleshooting and repairs.
  • Recognizes occurrences of wind turbine error codes and appropriately reports the problem.
  • Assists with removal and installation of wind turbine mechanical, electrical and hydraulic components.
  • Assists with heavy equipment (crane) rigging and directing.
  • Interface closely with Buffalo Gap Team Leaders.
  • Performs wind turbine controller maintenance and repair.
  • Completes required reports and other paperwork, some of which require computer entry.
  • Assists with high-voltage system maintenance and repair.
  • Maintains adherence to Company policies, safety standards and good housekeeping practices.
  • Maintains proper care of Company tools and vehicles.
  • Demonstrates the ability to learn advanced troubleshooting and repair of the wind turbines.

    Educational Qualifications:

  • High School diploma required.
  • Knowledge in a Technical Trade, Maintenance, Electrical, Instrumentation and/or Operations is strongly preferred.
  • Certificate and/or Associates of Applied Science in Wind Turbine Technology are a huge plus.

Fundamental Qualifications

  • Minimum 1 to 3 years’ experience with GE 1.5, Vestas V-80 and/or Siemens 2.3 turbines.
  • Have experience working with GE, Vestas and/or Siemens SCADA systems.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedures manuals. 
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to understand and follow customary instructions in order to perform the essential functions of the position in a satisfactory manner.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and schematics.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, given proper instructions.

Technical Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Ability to work in mechanically and electrically oriented situations.
  • Previous equivalent related experience and/or as the Company may determine to be an appropriate skill level.
  • Successful completion of all training, education courses and/or skill level testing required by the Company for entry into this position.
  • Knowledge of basic electrical testing equipment, commonly used bolts and torque values.

Licenses, Certificates, Registrations:

  • Must maintain a valid Texas State driver's license.

Physical Demands & Work Environment: 

The physical demands and work environment characteristics 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 exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; particulate matter and outside weather conditions.  The employee can be exposed to risks of electrical hazards.  The employee is occasionally exposed to hazardous chemicals.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.  The employee must be capable of lifting and/or moving up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Must be able to pass a physical exam and drug/alcohol screening.
  • Must be able to climb and work a top freestanding wind turbine towers that exceed 250 feet in height.
  • Must be capable of rescuing team mate anywhere in tower in the event of emergency.
  • Must be able to work in extreme weather conditions.

Company Disclaimers:  

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and working conditions.  It is intended to be an accurate reflection of those principal job elements essential for making fair pay decisions about the job and fair evaluations about an individual's performance.

In no event shall the job description be construed to represent a contract of employment.  AES Wind Generation maintains "at-will" employment, where either party is free to dissolve the relationship at any time.

AES is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to building strength and delivering long-term sustainability through diversity and inclusion. Respecting all backgrounds, differences and perspectives enables us to improve the lives of our people, customers, suppliers, contractors, and the communities in which we live and work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and/or expression, race, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. E-Verify Notice: AES will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.

Safety comes first at AES. To protect the health and safety of our people, customers, communities and partners, and to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, AES requires all newly-hired people or current AES people applying for U.S.-based role(s), to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be willing to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their date of hire. Except where prohibited by law or not specifically covered in a collective bargaining agreement, new hires and transfers will be required to provide proof of vaccination during onboarding and periodically thereafter. This policy will comply with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health authorities, as applicable.

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