Wind Technician- Prairie Rose

General Electric

The Wind Technician at the Prairie Rose Wind Farm in Hardwick, MN will be responsible for the operations, maintenance, and warranty repair of wind turbine generators.

GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

GE Renewable Energy is a $10 billion start-up that brings together one of the broadest product and service portfolios of the renewable energy industry. Combining onshore and offshore wind, hydro and innovative technologies such as concentrated solar power and more recently turbine blades, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 400+ gigawatts capacity globally to make the world work better and cleaner. With more than 22,000 employees present in more than 55 countries, GE Renewable Energy is backed by the resources of the world’s first digital industrial company. Our goal is to demonstrate to the rest of the world that nobody should ever have to choose between affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy.

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As the Wind Technician – Prairie Rose, you will:

Work with site leadership to execute contractual obligations and activities set forth with the customers on a daily basis, which include any portion of the electrical and mechanical equipment used in the GE wind turbine generator
Perform maintenance, repair or replacement of parts to correct malfunctions
Troubleshoot complicated mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical problems on variable pitch, variable speed turbines
Help in all areas of site operations as directed by manager with minimal supervision
Perform all mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical component maintenance, repair or replacement of parts to correct malfunctions
Perform some diagnostic electrical analysis
Document all work performed using computer based service reporting procedures
Work with and respond to GE’s remote operations center when necessary


High School Diploma / GED
Ability and willingness to possess and maintain a valid driver’s license
Ability and willingness to handle repetitive weight – 50 lbs
Ability and willingness to climb towers up to 300 feet
Ability and willingness to work in all weather conditions
Ability to meet specific OSHA weight limits of 250 to 300lbs max
Ability to read and understand electrical schematic drawings
Ability and willingness to read, interpret technical manuals, procedures, and regulations
Ability to write reports, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure
Ability and willingness to work in range of environments to include but not limited to industrial facilities, manufacturing facilities, and power industry facilities
Ability and willingness to be available for rotation shift schedules 24 hours, seven days a week

Desired Characteristics:
Bachelor’s Degree in a Technical, Electrical, or Electronics field from an accredited college or university
Technical Certification in Wind Energy or Electrical / Electronic field
Ability to work with a wide variety of personnel at all levels inside and outside of the Wind Farm
Wind turbine experience
Ability and willingness to take initiative, and work without direct supervision
Electrical, mechanical, and/or hydraulic experience
Experience using hydraulic power tools
Experience with heavy equipment required for facility maintenance with a working knowledge of crane and rigging requirements

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