Intermediate level position, the Wind Technician II is an integral member of the Wind farm with the responsibility of on-site operations, maintenance, repairs, and replacement of equipment at one of EDPR NA’s operating wind energy generation sites. Tasks include but are not limited to completing Lock-Out-Tag-Out (LOTO), Tail Board, and documentation that is necessary to support wind turbine maintenance safely. This team member will also conduct inspections of equipment, tools, and facilities for compliance with EDPR policies, governmental safety guidelines, and environmental regulations. The ideal candidate is experienced in renewable energy or related industry and is prepared to further their career as part of a global leader in the renewable energy sector.
- Ensure proper operation and maintenance of wind turbines and associated wind plant equipment, including substation and tower switchgear
- Proactively look for improvement opportunities to job appropriate processes and procedures
- Communicate through appropriate channels or implement improvements using the appropriate control management protocol
- Seek assistance when encountering turbine issues outside the trained skill level to ensure success in the resolution
- Comply with all pertinent environmental health and safety programs and act as a safety role model
- Demonstrate and promote integrity and strong initiative
- Perform data collection and prepare reports in order to meet reporting requirements
- Work with and respond to EDPRs Remote Operations Control Center when necessary to coordinate remote operations
- Perform QA/QC inspections in accordance with applicable SOP
- Facilitate periodic equipment inspections and reporting
- Document all work performed using computer-based service reporting procedures
- Complete all required training in a satisfactory manner and timeframe
- Adhere to internal controls in effect
- Additional duties as required
Direct reports: None
Travel: up to 10%
- Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to operate a motor vehicle.
- 1+ years of college or technical school education, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
- 2 – 5 years of relevant experience in wind energy or a related industry.
- Proficient knowledge of MS Office software, SQL server software, facility management, and reporting systems, and computerized diagnostics and troubleshooting tools
- Familiarity with maintenance and electronic testing equipment (e.g., voltage testers, amp clamps, oscilloscopes, megohmmeters, infrared testers, hydraulic torque equipment, alignment tools, various hand and power tools, and heavy equipment required for facility maintenance)
- Working knowledge of crane and rigging requirements
- Understanding of Microsoft products and/or complementing products.
- Competency in Analytical Problem Solving, Strong Communication, Customer/Partner Relationships, and Technology Expertise.
- Experience with power plant operations and maintenance, wind plant operations and turbines (including turbine power converters specifically), high voltage switching, and post-operational repair and maintenance of turbines.
- Able to effectively collaborate with employees at all professional levels and respectfully follow supervision and support initiatives.
- Basic computer operation skills, familiarity with internet-based program navigation, and ability to generate and interpret computer data.
- Ability to read, interpret and understand drawings and schematics to validate work activity and ensure that risks are identified and mitigated.
Physical demands & working conditions:
Sitting/Standing/Flexibility: Ability to frequently perform physical tasks including standing, sitting, walking, kneeling, bending, twisting, squatting, and reaching approximately 75% of the time while on wind farm sites; ability to stand and sit for 8 or more hours when in an office environment
Walking: Ability to walk .25 to .5 miles per day, including across unpaved and rough surfaces when on wind farm sites
Speech/Reading: Ability to speak, read, and write English proficiently and deliver a variety of instructions furnished in written verbal, diagram, or scheduled form
Lifting: Ability to frequently lift items weighing up to 50 pounds
- Ability to climb turbine towers in excess of 100 meters in height to access the work area
- Weight must not exceed 275 pounds, excluding equipment/gear worn when performing job-related tasks, to be in accordance with the ANSI Fall Protection Standards.
Vision/Hearing: Ability to interpret and follow a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form
Tolerance to Extreme Weather Conditions: Ability to work in adverse weather conditions 25% of the time while on wind farm sites
Safety: Ability to understand and communicate safety precautions when necessary