Wind Technician

Organization: 
BlueEart Renewables

BluEarth Asset Management (“BEAM”) is a subsidiary of BluEarth Renewables Inc. (“BluEarth”), accountable for operations and maintenance of BluEarth’s renewable energy facilities. BluEarth is a private company focused upon commercial-scale renewable energy development and operations. As an independent renewable power producer, our goal is to build, own, and operate sustainable wind, water, and solar generation projects. At BluEarth, we are developing and operating a portfolio of energy projects that optimizes people, planet, and profits. We bring together extraordinary people with the power to change the futureÔ.

Location in MN: 
Central
Metro
Posting Date: 
11/07/18
Closing Date: 
01/06/19
Job Type: 
Full Time
Salary: 
Not stated
Hours: 
Full time
Primary Duties: 

This position will be accountable for the safe and efficient operations and maintenance of the Adams & Danielson Wind Farms, based out of the area of Cosmos, Minnesota. This position reports to the Site Supervisor, where they will work alongside, to ensure safe production operations and that annual budget targets are achieved.

Accountabilities and Duties:

Perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, troubleshooting, and repairs of wind turbine subassemblies and related components
Operate and care for company property and equipment in an efficient and safe manner
Perform status checks including clearing error codes on wind turbines and repairing any mechanical and technical issues
Grease/torque wind turbines
Change gearbox oil in a designated area or wind field
Replace mechanical components
Service blade and hub components as required
Inspect and facilitate maintenance of collector electrical equipment, communications systems access roads, gates, and other site infrastructure
Complete work orders, time cards, and other paperwork when required for specific project or assignment
Maintain respectful and harmonious working relationships with all external stakeholders on behalf of BEAM US and the owners
Uphold all aspects of BEAM US’s Health, Safety & Environmental policies, practices, and programs and work to ensure that all activities are administered with the same care and requirements such that occupational accidents, injuries, and other hazards related to BEAM US’s activities are minimized and/or avoided
Uphold BEAM US’s values and consistently enhance the image and reputation of the Company
All other duties as assigned by the supervisor or upper management

Experience: 

Education

Wind Turbine Technician certificate, Technical Diploma or Trade Certificate in Mechanical or Electrical
Other equivalent combinations of directly related post-secondary education and directly related experience may be considered
Experience and Skills

Minimum two years of wind power experience preferred
Experience working around high, medium, and low voltage equipment
Technical knowledge of wind farm operations and turbines, including functionality, design, and components
Working knowledge of high, medium, and low voltage equipment
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety regulations, operations, service and other procedural manuals
Ability to read and understand electrical and hydraulic schematics
Familiarity and competency with industry standard SCADA systems and software
Excellent troubleshooting skills for both electrical and mechanical systems
Familiarity with testing and troubleshooting equipment such as multimeters, voltage testers, etc.
Ability to exercise independent judgement and discretion, as well as have confidence to ask questions to ensure clear and strategic action
Ability to make difficult decisions and take ownership of decisions
Strong organizational skills, with ability to prioritize and manage concurrent tasks with varying deadlines
Familiarity with Microsoft Office product such as Excel, Power Point, and Outlook
Proven leadership skills, including conflict resolution
Good communication skills, both verbal and written, with ability to write routine reports and correspondence
Job Requirements

Legally permitted to work in United States
Ability to travel within United States and internationally
Valid class driver’s license, satisfactory 5-year driver’s abstract and 3 – year insurance history
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
Physically capable of working in various plant and field conditions, including working at heights in excess of 300 feet, and working in variable and adverse weather conditions, as long as safe to do so
Ability to work a varying schedule as per operational requirements, including early mornings, late evenings, weekends and holidays, in addition to being on-call

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