Wind Technician - Cosmos

Organization
BluEarth Renewables Inc.
Organization Summary

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 future.

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

$20 - $24 an hour

Hours

40 hours per week

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 sub assemblies 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 BluEarth and the owners
  • Uphold all aspects of BluEarth'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 BluEarth's activities are minimized and/or avoided
  • Uphold BluEarth'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
How to Apply
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