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Technician 1

Location: Erie Shores Wind Farm, Clear Lake, Ontario, Canada

Company: Capstone Infrastructure

Applicants Send Resume to: ESWFemployment@capstoneinfra.com

Technician I - Summary

With minimal supervision from higher level technical and/or management staff, the Technician I utilizes skills and training to perform maintenance and/or installation work on assigned wind turbines at an intermediate level.  The Technician I will follow defined schedules and procedures including safety protocol, turbine service and/or installation processes, and other verbal and written instruction and may make initial diagnosis of more basic or routine turbine issues. The Technician I is regarded as an “intermediate-level” team member on the technician team, which may provide mentor-ship to entry level technicians.


Responsibilities

  1. Acts as a safety role model, encourages and recognizes others completing safe acts and intervenes when unsafe acts are being practiced. Adheres to all safety standards and procedures. Identifies gaps in safety standards as well as safety risks in the environment, implements effective risk mitigation and provides recommendations to higher level technical staff and management.
  2. Demonstrates and promotes integrity, strong initiative, as well as a no-compromise focus on safety and quality of work on a continuous basis.
  3. May assist with or perform basic quality audits of less experienced staff.
  4. Performs intermediate level wind turbine maintenance and/or installation tasks as assigned. This includes proficient operation and use of tools (including but not limited to specialized calibration, hydraulic, power tools) and basic turbine equipment. Documents tasks where required and enters data into company maintenance management system, “Mainsaver”  
  5. Effectively gathers information regarding turbine performance / issues. May diagnose, recommend, and implement solutions up to intermediate routine issues. Seeks assistance when encountering turbine issues outside trained skill level to ensure success in resolution.
  6. Follows basic structured problem-solving process to complete troubleshooting and diagnostic tasks to include the use of diagnostic tools
  7. Independently initiates and performs most work tasks as well as follows defined instructions and maintenance schedules, executing plans as directed and performs according to written and verbal instruction from higher level technical staff.
  8. Effectively promotes strong team environment through assisting team mates in accomplishing goals as well as mentoring lower level technical staff. Visibly supports and promotes team spirit and cooperation and supports change initiatives.
  9. Proactively looks for improvement opportunities to job appropriate processes and procedures and communicates through appropriate channels or implements improvements using the appropriate control management protocol.
  10. This role will require travel, working overtime, including working a flexible and variable work schedule as needed to meet business objectives.
  11. Performs other tasks as assigned.

 

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ability to read, comprehend and write in English.
  • Ability to climb stairs and ladders 60-125 meters 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 100 meters.
  • Ability to successfully participate in all training courses, including high-angle rescue and training.
  • Ability to travel to remote locations for weeks at a time.
  • Periodic walking on both flat and uneven surfaces.
  • 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 with limited supervisory interaction
  • Share on-call duties to monitor park performance and respond to faulted towers.

 

 KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  1. High school diploma or equivalent.
  2. Minimum of 3 year’s 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 with demonstrated field experience.
  3. Ability to demonstrate basic industrial safety practices / protocols including LOTO and adherence to company policies and procedures.
  4. Experience using basic power and hydraulic tools.
  5. Valid Driver’s License and ability to obtain a Passport.
  6. Strong attention to detail and ability to follow directions with precise execution.
  7. Good interpersonal skills, able to effectively collaborate with employees at all professional levels and ability to respectfully follow supervision.
  8. Basic computer operation skills
  9. Ability to read, interpret and understand basic drawings and schematics.

Ability to hear and use close range radios.

  1. Strong field of vision including visual depth perception and ability to distinguish colors.
  2. Able to work in demanding physical and inclement weather conditions.
  3. Comfort working remotely in a Turbine as part of a team with limited supervisory interaction.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

Working conditions will vary depending on the type of work being performed and will involve both indoor and outdoor tasks. Technicians may be required to work in adverse weather conditions as long as it is safe to do so.  From time to time extended hours as well as late evenings, early mornings, weekends and holiday work may be required. Workers will be required to work at heights and in an environment, that may have exposure to electrical, rotational, fluid pressure and associated hazards.

Wind Technician 

Location: Braodview Wind Farm (Texico, NM)

#of Openings- 5

Overview

Pattern Energy Group is an independent, fully integrated energy company that develops, constructs, owns and operates renewable energy projects and transmission assets across North America, Japan, and parts of Latin America.  The company focuses primarily on wind, solar and transmission. The Pattern Energy Group team has a history as one of the top North American renewable energy and transmission providers in the industry. The team is dedicated to delivering the highest value for its customers, partners, financial supporters and the communities in which it works, while exhibiting a strong commitment to promoting environmental stewardship and corporate responsibility.

 

Pattern Energy Group operates in the United States, Canada, Japan, Chile, and Mexico with offices in San Francisco, Houston, San Diego, New York, Santiago, Tokyo, and Toronto.  Pattern Energy Group’s corporate headquarters is in San Francisco.

Responsibilities

JOB PURPOSE

 

This position is responsible for the onsite operations, maintenance, repairs and replacement of equipment on a wind powered generation plant as directed by the Facility Manager.

 

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

 

Operate and maintain wind turbines and associated wind plant equipment, including substation, transmission lines, collection system, tower switchgear, and other various Balance of Plant activities.

  • Read schematics to troubleshoot complicated mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic problems with variable pitch, variable speed control systems and components.
  • Perform mechanical and electrical component repair or replacement of parts to correct malfunctions following all manufacturers' requirements.
  • Comply with all project environmental health and safety programs.
  • Perform preventive maintenance in accordance with OEM and/or Pattern Energy maintenance practices.
  • Adhere to effective internal controls.
  • Operate and Maintain service vehicle.
  • Maintain tools in good working order and well organized.
  • Perform data collection and prepare reports to meet wind plant reporting requirements

Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS

 

One year college or technical school certificate; or 12 months of related experience or wind industry training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Valid driver's license and acceptable driving record.
  • Ability to climb 80+ meter steel towers on a daily basis to perform maintenance in the nacelle and hub.
  • Ability to frequently lift items weighing 1 to 60 pounds and occasionally lift items from 61 to 100 pounds.
  • Advanced computer skills utilizing word processing, spreadsheets, email, facility control, management and reporting systems, including the use of computerized diagnostic and troubleshooting tools.
  • Ability to interpret and follow a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Willing to work overtime on holidays, weekends, and on short notice. Participate in an on-call schedule.
  • Ability to work in adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to work around low and medium voltage.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of discrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Weight must not exceed 285 lbs. excluding equipment/gear worn when performing job related tasks.
  • Knowledge of heavy equipment required for facility maintenance with a working knowledge of crane and rigging requirements.
  • Experience with maintenance and electronic testing equipment. (i.e. voltage testers, amp clamps, oscilloscopes, meg-ohmmeters, infrared testers, hydraulic torque equipment, alignment and various hand and power tools.)
  • Willingness and desire to increase professional knowledge of turbine equipment, including safety regulations. May require travel to other wind sites within U.S. or Canada.

 

Preference may be given to candidates with the following:

  • Experience in power plant operations and maintenance.
  • Experience in wind plant operations and turbine experience; including specific experience in wind turbine power converters.
  • Experience in medium/ high voltage switching.

Pattern Energy Group Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Wind Site Technician

Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada

The Lead Wind Technician will be accountable for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of the Wind Farm in Alberta. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 2 years experience with GE Turbines or 3 - 5 years experience as Wind Technician. 

Responsibilities:

  • Troubleshoot or repair mechanical, hydraulic, or electrical malfunctions related to variable pitch systems, variable speed control systems, converter systems, or related components.
  • Climb wind turbine towers to inspect, maintain, or repair equipment.
  • Diagnose problems involving wind turbine generators or control systems.
  • Perform routine maintenance on wind turbine equipment, underground transmission systems, wind fields substations, or fiber optic sensing and control systems.
  • Start or restart wind turbine generator systems to ensure proper operations.
  • Test electrical components of wind systems with devices such as voltage testers, multimeters, oscilloscopes, infrared testers, or fiber optic equipment.
  • Test structures, controls, or mechanical, hydraulic, or electrical systems, according to test plans or in coordination with engineers.
  • Ensure optimal performance through daily work scheduling, planning, and implementation of maintenance, service, and repair of wind turbine equipment as part of a team of wind technicians and contractors capable of producing the agreed deliverables.
  • Support the daily operations and maintenance plan in alignment with the Supervisor’s business plan through driving operational performance, achievement of business results and continuous improvement.
  • Operational compliance to EHS, NERC, OHS, etc., plant availability, and cost standards through adherence to operating procedures, policies and applicable regulations.
  • Drive for results in the areas of safety, compliance, plant availability, and cost through ensuring all routine and preventative maintenance is performed accurately, on time, and of a high quality and documented correctly.
  • Support the Lead Technician(s) and Supervisor as part of a high-performance team of employees and contractors to achieve expected outcomes of the plants.
  • Identify and mitigate risk that could negatively impact the agreed to outcomes or business results, and identifying and realizing opportunities that could positively impact the agreed to outcomes or business results.
  • Contribute to a collaborative work environment within the team, peers, stakeholders and support groups to ensure issues may be resolved in a professional and productive manner.
  • Uphold company values, thereby maintaining and enhancing reputation and stakeholder relations.

 
Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience as a Wind turbine technician in a Service capacity
  • Climb and work at heights up to 100 meters.
  • Understand SCADA systems, controls software, and communication systems.
  • Valid driver's license. No DWI/DUI/OUI in the last 5 years.
  • Basic wind technician certificates (Tower Rescue, CPR, First Aid, AED, OSHA 10, Competent Climber, Confined Space, Working at Heights, NFPA 70, LOTO).
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Techeol

ELECTRICAL COMMISSIONING TECHNICIAN

 Place KS / Wichita

Perform repairs, operations and maintenances on various wind turbines, evaluate multiple fault, follow up and audit maintenance and troubleshooting activities to ensure work performed to satisfaction, perform climbs of +280 feet to perform annual or semi-annual maintenances, troubleshoot, and repair failures, which may occur, and collect data, conduct electronic troubleshooting using wire and block diagram schematics, troubleshoot circuits and operate control systems, conduct Lock-out-Tag-out on mechanical, hydraulic and/or electrical systems, maintain all computer-generated service records and time sheets and write reports.

Full Job Description:

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Requirements

  • Technical degree in technical discipline from an accredited institution;

  • Minimum 3 years wind industry experience in an electrical/troubleshooting service industry;

  • Basic computer skills required;

  • You MUST possess a valid driver’s license, a passport and be able to travel in the USA;

  • Basic wind technician certificates (Tower Rescue, CPR, First Aid, AED, OSHA 10, Competent Climber (fall protection), Confined Space, Working at Heights, NFPA 70, LOTO);

  • Valid GWO certificate is a plus;

  • Ability to climb towers up to 280';

  • Ability to work safely and properly use PPE;

  • Ability to lift, push, pull, carry items up to 50lbs;

  • Ability to read, comprehend and write in English language.


Techeol

WIND TURBINE MAJOR COMPONENT TECHNICIAN

 Place KS / Wichita

Visually inspect rigging and equipment, attach loads to rigging to provide support or prepare them for moving, using hand and power tools, attach pulleys and blocks to fixed overhead structures such as beams, ceilings and gin pole boom, using bolts and clamps, control movement of heavy equipment through narrow opening or confined spaces, using gin poles, gallows frames and other equipment, connect turbine components, dismantle and store rigging equipment after use, fabricate, set up and repair rigging, supporting structures, hoist and pulling gear, using hand and power tools, manipulate rigging lines, hoists and taglines, select gear such as cables, pulleys and winches, according to load weights and sizes, facilities and work schedules, signal or verbally direct workers engaged in hoisting and moving loads, in order to ensure safety of workers and materials, test rigging to ensure safety and reliability and dip and turn suspended loads to maneuver over, under and/ or around obstacle, using multi-point rigging technics.

Full Job Description:

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Requirements

  • High School diploma or equivalent;

  • At least 2 years wind industry experience;

  • OSHA ans ANSI Crane Rigger required;

  • Basic wind technician certificates (Tower Rescue, CPR, First Aid, AED, OSHA 10, Competent Climber (fall protection), Confined Space, Working at Heights, NFPA 70, LOTO);

  • Valid OEM’s and GWO certificates are a plus;

  • Valid driver’s license and passport;

  • Must be able to travel in the USA;

  • Experience in turbine erection and dismantling, rebuilding gearboxes and/ or generators are a plus;

  • Experience with welding and metal cutting is plus.


Gearbox Express

Field Service/Project Coordinator

155 Dewey Drive Mukwonago, WI 53149

www.gearboxexpress.com

 

This position will report directly to the Sales Engineer at Gearbox Express.  This position should be viewed not as a “Job” but rather as a “Career Commitment”.  This means “wearing many hats” beyond the scope of primary responsibilities.  Of particular importance is your ability to play interface with Customers, Operations, Engineering, Sales and serve as a technical resource for the Company.  It is anticipated that the position would require up to 25% travel.

Apply by emailing:

info@gearboxexpress.com

 

Duties:

·        Execution of gearbox shipment schedule and on site contracted installation

·        Oversee field service activities:

o   Ensure accurate scope of work for soliciting quotations.

o   Provide recommendation of which service provider to use.

o   Open internal work orders to ensure appropriate cost accuracy.  Issue purchase orders necessary to perform work.  Communicate change orders.

o   Coordinate contracted field service personnel and execution of customer driven schedule.

o   Work with operations and finance in establishment of monthly metrics.  Ensure visibility within the organization.

o   Establish operating and capital budget for field service and special projects

o   Development of work instructions for uptower repairs.

o   Develop and implement metrics for efficiency, safety, and quality.

o   Serve as Technical Interface with certain Key Customers

o   Provide technical field advice to Customers.

o   Service as primary technical liaison between Operations and Customers.

o   Construct and present field service reports.

·        Support Sales team:

o   Creation/maintenance of Parts Orders BOM/Routings in Operating System Sage Mas 500

o   All field service and parts quotations.  Assist with other quotations on an as needed basis.

o   Assist SIOP Analyst with maintenance / analysis of quote and forecast tools.

o   Assist SIOP Analyst / Sale engineer with Sales Order accuracy to customer purchase order.

o   Development of technical information or presentations needed for customer review.

o   Participate with Customer Information Packet (CIP) maintenance

o   Assist with GBX School

·        GBXQ/E process:

o   Catalog all customer quality complaints (GBXQ/E)

o   Work with Operations-Engineering Assistant to ensure resolution of complaints and warranty issues

o   Facilitate continuous improvement to internal work instructions / documentation from what is learned.

o   Assist Sales Engineer and Operations-Engineering Assistant with development of customer / supplier score card metrics.

o   Assist Operations-Engineering Assistant with GBXQ/I as needed

  • Support Engineering/Operations team on an as needed basis:

o   Assist in development of work instructions

o   Development of tooling / fixturing

·        Implement process and systems.

o   SOP and process diagrams

o   Work flows

o   Operating system Sage Mas 500

 

 

Qualifications:

·        Associate’s degree or relevant technical certifications

·        Preferential consideration provided to BSME or related engineering fields.

·        Preferential consideration provided to candidates with wind turbine gearbox technology and or wind turbine technician experience.

·        Strong mechanical aptitude.

·        Previous experience reading & understanding assembly drawings.

·        Manual precision tool measurement background.

·        Positive attitude and strong work ethic.

·        Ability to be highly “Customer Conscious”.

·        Focused on Quality and details.

·        Desire for constant challenge.

·        Ability to adapt to change.

·        Exceptionally strong MS Office skills, specifically Excel and PPT.