Wind Technician
Minnesota Power/ALLETE - Mountain Iron, MN

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  • ALLETE Renewable Resources
4 Positions

Location: Taconite Ridge Energy Center – Mt. Iron, MN

Close Date: 01/24/2013

Position Purpose:
Under limited, very limited, or no supervision, perform regular preventative maintenance and repair activities on wind turbine generators including lubrication, gear-box tear-downs.

Perform electrical, electronic and mechanical troubleshooting activities as required.

Attend regular safety meetings and follow appropriate company safety and environmental policies.

Operate, maintain, and manage utility truck and tool inventory.

Perform other miscellaneous maintenance activities such as building and grounds maintenance.

Required Skills

High School Diploma or equivalent.

Completion of a 2 year wind tech or other technical program or have over 3 years directly related experience.

Must have completed formal Clipper Wind Turbine specific training.

Special Requirements:
The ability to understand hydraulic systems.

Must be able to work outdoors in inclement weather, climb ladders without assistance, and work at heights greater than 200 feet from the ground surface.

Must be able to climb 260’ wind turbine tower.

Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Aerodynamics understanding, interpret reports and supports changes.

Ability to use SCADA systems for trouble shooting.

Ability to read and interpret electrical, hydraulic and mechanical drawings.

Must maintain residence within 40 miles of work site.

Required Experience

Competitive market based salary with full benefits.

Qualified candidates may apply at click on careers.

ALLETE Renewable Resources Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other protected class.

About this company
ALLETE provides light to the northern climes. Most of its business is classified within its regulated operations, which include electric,...