Wind Energy Lead Technician

GE Renewable Energy
Organization Summary

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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Location in MN
Primary Duties

As the Wind Energy Lead Technician at South Fork Wind Farm, you will:

  • Oversee contractual obligations and activities, working closely with project owners and various customers on a daily basis, including any portion of the electrical and mechanical equipment used in wind turbinesBe 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 be responsible for EHS (Environmental Health and Safety) and other relevant compliance
  • 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

Eligibility Requirements:

  • High School Diploma / GED
  • Minimum of 1 year of leadership experience
  • 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
  • Advanced computer skills utilizing word processing, spreadsheet processing, e-mail programs, facility control and management systems, and computer diagnostic and troubleshooting tools
  • Wind turbine experience
  • Wind facility operations experience and wind turbine experience
  • My learning High Voltage Tests such as: 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 (GE Employees Only)
  • Advanced electrical, mechanical, and/or hydraulic experience
  • Experience using hydraulic power tools
  • Ability and willingness to take initiative and work without direct supervision
  • Experience with 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
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of personnel at all levels inside and outside of the Wind Farm
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
How to Apply

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