Lead Wind Turbine Technician

Job Posted 8/23/2023
Denver, CO 77048
United States
Category Wind Jobs
Job Description

• Promote and comply with all Company and safety policies and procedures.
• Work in and around wind turbines.
• Install, reinstall, repair, service, test, and other required tasks to maintain wind turbine components.
• Provide technical support to troubleshoot and repair basic and complex wind turbine related malfunctions.
• Climb multiple wind towers on a daily basis.
• Professionally interact with customers and coworkers on a daily basis.
• Provide technical support and guidance to assure product quality and conformance.
• Perform onsite audits of procedures and field processes and drive change as necessary.
• Demonstrate safety and quality as a top priority and make sure other team members, Owner/Client Representatives, subcontractors, vendors, and management are following the safety policies.
• Train and instruct crew members in safe work practices for the assigned tasks. Be a mentor.
• Lead and involve the crew in Pre-Task Plan (PTP) creation and review.
• Stop any work at any time if at-risk behaviors are observed by crewmen. Encourage crew members to work with the same mentality.
• Create standard work procedures and processes.
• Create work procedures related to turbine manufacturer specific requirements.
• Monitor project progress and quality.
• Follow written procedures as designed.
• Allocate crew time to address rework if needed.
• Fill out all required project related reports.
• Keep all records, paperwork and reports in a neat and organized manner.
• Communicate to all levels of the project team.
• Set goals for crews (daily/weekly/monthly/project).
• Preplan daily activities to eliminate confusion and downtime.
• Install, inspect, maintain, operate, and repair wind turbines.
• Diagnose and fix any problem that could cause the turbine to be shut down unexpectedly or fail to operate properly.
• Climb towers to inspect, troubleshoot, or repair turbine equipment.
• Perform routine maintenance on wind turbines.
• Test electrical components and systems, as well as mechanical and hydraulic systems.
• Troubleshoot mechanical, hydraulic, or electrical malfunctions.
• Service underground transmission systems, wind field substations, or fiber optic sensing and control systems
• Replace worn or malfunctioning components.
• Use a multi-meter.
• Send detailed daily reports and keep an ongoing inventory of tooling and consumable products.
• Lead a crew of up to (20) Wind Turbine Technician I/II.
• Understand project scope and schedule to keep the project on track to complete within the specific project stated parameters.
• Assume responsibilities of Field Operations Manager as needed.
• Other duties as assigned.

• High school diploma or equivalent.
• Must possess an active Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC) or have the ability to obtain a TWIC Card.
• Minimum eight (8) years’ experience working in and around wind turbine, specifically for troubleshooting and preventative maintenance, or two (2) years’ experience and degree or certificate.
• Technical 2 or 4-year degree or certificate related to mechanical maintenance, wind energy, mechanical engineering or related preferred.
• Valid Driver’s License. (CDL Preferred).
• Uptower Gearbox Repair Team Only: NCCCO Rigger and Signal Person certified, or ability to obtain certification within six (6) months of hire.

• Strong attention to detail and ability to follow directions with precise execution.
• Basic computer operation skills and familiarity with internet-based program navigation.
• Ability to read, interpret and understand basic drawings and schematics.
• Ability to use hydraulic tension and torque tooling.
• Ability to demonstrate basic industrial safety practices / protocols including LOTO.
• Experience using basic power and hydraulic tools.
• Knowledge of entering and exiting the rotor. This includes locking out the rotor.
• Knowledge of using the internal chain hoist.
• Ability to climb stairs and ladders up to 125 meters in height.
• Certifications in rigging and signaling from a Nationally recognized organization is preferred, but not required.
• 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.
• Able to maintain certifications required to perform the work, including but not limited to: First Aid / CPR, Tower Climb and Rescue, LOTO, Arc Flash, Confined Space Entry etc.
• Take reasonable care of your own and others’ health and safety and of those who may be affected in the day-to-day delivery of this role by taking personal responsibility for working to Zero Injury principles.
• Read, analyze and interpret technical procedures, reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.
• Write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.
• Effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers.
• Add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
• Common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
• Deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Benefits and Pay:
• Paid Company Holidays
• Paid Time Off
• We provide paid sick leave as required by Colorado’s Healthy Families and Workplaces Act.
• Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA/HSA, Short Term/Long Term Disability, 401K with matching contribution.
• $36 - $41 per hour, dependent on experience, qualifications, and competencies.


United States