• Lead Wind Technician

    Job Locations US-OK-Hobart
    Job ID
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    Operations & Maintenance
  • Overview

    Lead Technician safely helps technicians inspect, troubleshoot, install components and repair wind turbines and turbine internal and external components. They review manuals and schematic diagrams to determine the tasks, tools, equipment and parts needed. The Lead Technician will coordinate Plan of Days, help troubleshoot complicated issues, and oversee the day to day operations of the technicians.


    • Adherence to the company’s values and behaviors as defined by the EGPNA policies and handbooks

    • Schedules completion of all scheduled maintenance for mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical equipment in a timely manner to maximize generation

    • Installs, tests, maintains and troubleshoots minor components and assist with some major components

    • Performs current and voltage calculations as necessary

    • Completes reports and records associated with maintenance and repairs

    • Complete Lock-Out-Tag-Out (LOTO), JSA’s, and job specific documentation that is required to conduct maintenance and repairs in a safe manner

    • Proactively look for improvement opportunities to job appropriate processes and procedures

    • Perform data collection and prepare reports in order to meet reporting requirements

    • Perform balance of plant and switchyard work as required

    • Working knowledge of crane and rigging requirements

    • Provide leadership to a team of up to 10 Field Service Technicians to include planning and executing work schedules, mentoring, coaching, and evaluating performance

    • Responsible for facilitating training requirements such as tasked based certifications, safety training, and compliance training

    • Effectively gather information regarding turbine performance/issues. May diagnose, recommend, and implement solutions up to intermediate routine issues.

    • Act as a safety role model, encourage and recognize others completing safe acts and intervene when unsafe acts are being practiced

    • Perform a variety of administrative duties satisfying both internal and external reporting requirements.

    • Identify gaps in safety standards and safety risks in the environment

    • Implement effective risk mitigation and provide recommendations to higher level technical staff and management

    • Demonstrate and promote integrity, strong initiative, and a no-compromise focus on safety and quality of work on a continuous basis

    • Read schematics in order to troubleshoot complicated mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic problems with variable pitch, speed control systems, and components

    • Review completed service checklists for accuracy and maintain punch list for future work activities

    • Perform data collection and prepare reports in order to meet reporting requirements

    • Will support regional Wind Maintenance activities as needed

    • Will assist with QA/QC activities

    • Work in conjunction with Technical Support for proactive repairs

    • Comply with all HSEQ policies and procedures (ISO9001/ISO14001/ISO18001)

    • Assist with inventory control as needed

    • At times may assist with BOP activities

    • Participate in on-the-job training and other training off site

    • Complete all required training in a satisfactory manner and timeframe


    • Minimum education requirement is B.S. Degree (electrical or technical) and at least 3+ year’s related experience and/or training; or 5+ year’s relevant experience in wind energy

    • Strong attention to detail

    • Ability to use electrical test equipment such as, DMM, meggers and multi process calibration equipment

    • Strong knowledge in electrical theory and troubleshooting techniques

    • Comparing, copying, calculating, compiling, analyzing, coordinating, communicating, instructing, and interpersonal skills.

    • Valid driver’s license

    • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office software, SQL Server software, facility management and reporting systems, and computerized diagnostic and troubleshooting tools

    • Familiarity with maintenance and electronic testing equipment (e.g., voltage testers, amp clamps, hydraulic torque equipment, alignment tools, and various hand and power tools) and with heavy equipment required for facility maintenance including working knowledge of crane and rigging requirements

    • Experience with wind farm operations and maintenance

    • Ability and willingness to travel up to 25% of time.

    • Ability and willingness to work overtime on holidays and weekends and to work on short notice as needed due to on-call scheduling

    • Ability and willingness to respond to site emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, as needed

    • While performing the duties of this job, employee will be exposed to reasonable hot/cold ambient weather conditions prevalent at any given time.

    • Ability to climb turbine towers 100+ meters in height approximately 5-15 times per week, or as needed

    • Comfortable working at heights of 300 feet or more in confined spaces and the ability to perform essential physical functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation; this includes working in scissor lifts, lifting 50 lbs. on a daily continuous basis sometimes overhead, meeting the weight requirement of safety gear, 310 lbs. or less., and working in PPE such as arc flash suits/facemasks and high voltage gloves for extended periods of time.

    • Other hazardous conditions include: exposure to energized electrical equipment and exposure to rotating equipment.

    • The work requires climber pass a physical fitness test upon hiring

    • Ability to work long hours in a wind turbine without the need to come down often


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