Composite Repair Technician - Lakefield

Organization
EDF Renewables
Organization Summary

EDF Renewables North America, a subsidiary of EDF Renewables, is a leading North American independent power producer boasting over 30 years of experience across a broad spectrum of services. Our mission is to deliver renewable solutions to lead the transition to a sustainable energy future.

Posting Date
Closing Date
Location in MN
Southwest
Job type
full-time
Salary

Information not provided

Hours

40 hours per week

Primary Duties

Under specific direction from the Sr Mgr – Composite Repair Services, maintains assets, including but not limited to internal and external inspections, repair of fiberglass and composite blades, spinners, and nacelles from Category 1 through Category 5. Expected to travel for extended periods of time working on EDF Renewable Energy projects as needed. When not traveling, will be based at the assigned home site and will be directed by the Site Manager for that site. While traveling on behalf of EDF Renewable Energy/Renewable Services, you are expected to represent our organization and our core values at all times.

  • 20% Inspect and photograph internal and external blade damage using blade card, document findings, and assemble all associated paperwork as required to be posted for further action by Engineering Dept.
  • 20% Perform composite repairs on internal and external blade surfaces, leading and trailing edge repair while following guidelines provided in Work Instructions.
  • 20% Provide wind turbine generator LOTO (Lock Out & Tag Out) support as required. Perform “status” checks including clearing “error” codes on turbines and repairing the problems
  • 20% Utilize blade access platforms, boom trucks, and rope access at heights of 300ft or more
  • 15% May assist with or perform basic quality audits of less experienced staff and 3rd party customer work.
  • 5% Communicate site status to the back-office Management & Local Customer Site Personnel as well.
Experience
  • Completed EDF-RS Composite Key Fundamentals Training.
  • Has acquired 8 or more hours of on the job training by a Senior or Advanced Composite Repair Technician.
  • Documented all knowledge and skills gained from EDF-RS internal and external blade training on form OM-13-5 101.
  • Inspection and reporting of uncomplicated surface damage.
  • Perform small cosmetic repairs that do not affect the blades profile and structure for a minimum 1 blade repair season under the supervision of a Senior or Advanced Composite Repair Technician such as:
  • Surface repairs in the paint and gel-coat layer less than 3ft2.
  • Leading edge repairs that do not affect the blades profile up to 40 inches in length
  • Aid in the LPS function test.

Education/Experience-

2 year related experience or training: or equivalent combination of education and experience. Completed Abaris Wind Blade Repair R-5 /Abaris Advanced tooling Repair
Skills/Knowledge/Abilities –

  • Successfully complete applicable safety and technical training program for the entry level wind technician.
  • Able to demonstrate some basic computer knowledge.
  • Able to follow both verbal and written instructions.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to:

  • Stand, climb, use hands to fingers, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee is frequently required to talk or hear.
  • The employee is regularly required to lift and/or move up to 35 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Able to work at heights, including climbing up and descending towers, working from a suspended platform or manlift, entering nacelles and hubs at extreme heights.
  • Able to work in a mechanical environment. This may have been achieved through formal training, previous work experience as an auto mechanic or the ability to demonstrate that an individual is mechanically inclined.
  • Able to operate company vehicles (field trucks) both on site as well as on public roads and highways. Must have a current driver’s license with a good DMV printout.
  • Demonstrate good work habits, including but not limited to attendance, and maintaining a neat and orderly work environment.

Working Conditions:
Composite Technicians spend 100% of their time in the field, excluding safety; Manager and scheduled training exercises. Technicians work in teams and are provided a company vehicle (service truck) in which they carry the required tools and parts necessary to perform repairs and/or maintenance on turbines in multiple wind fields on any given day. Generally, Service Technicians work in extreme weather conditions.

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