The Wind Energy Lead Technician, at our Caithness Horseshoe Bend , near Arlington, OR , will be responsible for the operations, maintenance, and warranty repair of wind turbine generators. This individual will oversee contractual obligations and activities, working closely with project owners and various customers on a daily basis. They will also perform all mechanical and electrical component maintenance, repair, and replacement of parts to correct malfunctions.
In addition, you will:
Oversee contractual obligations and activities, working closely with project owners and various customers on a daily basis (includes any portion of the electrical and mechanical equipment used in the GE 1.5 wind turbine generator)
Be responsible for subordinate employee classifications which include maintenance mechanics, technicians, and operators
Troubleshoot complicated mechanical and electrical problems including: variable pitch systems, variable speed control systems, and components
Perform all mechanical and electrical component maintenance, repair, and replacement of parts to correct malfunctions
Perform a variety of administrative duties as well as responsible for EHS and other relevant compliances
Assist with staffing requirements, counseling, coaching, training, and corrective action concerning employees and contractors
Assist with performance evaluations for subordinate employee per management instructions
Help in all areas of facility operations as directed by manager
Assist with Profit & Loss (P&L) reporting responsibilities and responsible for spare parts inventory
Bachelor's Degree in Electrical / Electronic Engineering from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 1 year of work experience in Electrical / Electronic repair industry OR Associate's Degree of Science in Technical Electrical / Electronic with a minimum of 4 years of work experience in Electrical / Electronic repair industry OR a High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 6 years of work experience in Electrical / Electronic repair industry
Minimum of 1 year of experience as a Wind Technician II
Minimum of 1 year of experience with balance of plant operations
All Level I Tech Requirements (GE employees only)
All Level II Tech Requirements (GE employees only)
Ability and willingness to handle repetitive weight (50 lbs.)
Ability and willingness to climb towers up to 300 feet, as required
Ability and willingness to work in all weather conditions, as required
Ability and willingness to work in range of environments to include but not limited to industrial facilities, manufacturing facilities, and power industry facilities, as required
Ability and willingness to be available for rotation shift schedules 24 hours a day, seven days a week, as required
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.
Advanced computer skills utilizing word processing, spreadsheet processing, e-mail programs, facility control and management systems, and computer diagnostic and troubleshooting tools
Ability and willingness to read and interpret technical manuals, procedures, and regulations
Ability and willingness to write reports
Ability and willingness to subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure
Wind facility operations experience and wind turbine experience
Mylearning High Voltage Tests (GE employees only) GEE-PROD-W025-WIND - 2.20 Substations and Transformers / GEE-PROD-W026-WIND - 2.21 Padmount Transformer Switching / GEE-PROD-W027-WIND - 2.23 Substation & Interconnect Switching
Basic Electrical / Mechanical background
Ability and willingness to take initiative and work without direct supervision
Competitive score on technical aptitude written testing
Knowledge of heavy equipment required for facility maintenance with a working knowledge of crane and rigging requirements
Comprehensive writing skills to meet contractual reporting obligations, as required
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