Wind Technician [On-Site]

Wind Technician [On-Site]

Company: EDF Renewables North America

Salary: $21 - $35 an hour

Location: 1456 E 3900N Rd, Cabery, IL 60919

Job Description:

Scope of Position:
EDF Renewables North America is a market-leading independent power producer and service provider with over 35 years of experience. We deliver grid-scale power: wind (onshore and offshore), solar photovoltaic, and storage projects; distribution-scale power: solar and storage; asset optimization: technical, operational, and commercial expertise to maximize the performance of generating projects, and onsite solutions, through the Company’s PowerFlex affiliate, offering a full suite of onsite energy solutions for commercial and industrial customers: solar, storage, EV charging, energy management systems, and microgrids.

This level is intended to perform as an assistant to an experienced technician. This position, under specific direction from the site supervisor, maintains turbines, including but not limited to preventive maintenance and repairs as needed.
Responsibilities:
  • Work safely under all circumstances and seek guidance for any work for which they are unfamiliar or do not feel competent to perform safely.
  • Operate and care for company property and equipment in an efficient and safe manner
  • Change gearbox oil in a designated area or wind field
  • Grease/torque wind turbines.
  • May also service turbines based on the type of turbine (manufacturer) in multiple wind fields.
  • Perform “status” checks including clearing “error” codes on turbines and repairing the problems.
  • Replace mechanical components.
  • Service blade and hub components as required by turbine type.
  • Complete on a daily basis, work orders, time cards and any other required paperwork for the specific project/assignment.
  • All other duties as assigned by the supervisor or his/her designee.
Working Conditions:
  • Wind Technicians spend 100% of their time in the field, excluding safety, supervisor, and scheduled training exercises. Wind Technicians work in teams and are provided a company vehicle (service truck) in which they carry the required tools and parts necessary to perform repairs and/or maintenance on turbines in multiple wind fields on any given day. Generally, Service Technicians work in extreme weather conditions.

Qualifications:
  • High school or equivalent: or up to one year related experience or training: or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Successfully complete applicable safety and technical training program for the entry level wind technician.
  • Able to demonstrate some basic computer knowledge.
  • Able to follow both verbal and written instructions.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to: Stand, climb, use hands to fingers, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to lift and/or move up to 35 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
    • Able to work at heights, including climbing up and descending towers, entering nacelles and hubs at extreme heights.
  • Able to work in a mechanical environment. This may have been achieved through formal training, previous work experience as an auto mechanic or the ability to demonstrate that an individual is mechanically inclined.
  • Able to operate company vehicles (field trucks) both on site as well as on public roads and highways. Must have a current driver’s license with a good DMV printout.
  • Demonstrate good work habits, including but not limited to attendance, and maintaining a neat and orderly work environment.

Special Conditions of Employment:

Physical Weight Limit Restriction
  • Due to weight restrictions associated with life-saving fall-arrest equipment employees are required to wear while working at heights, maximum employee weight must not exceed 285 lbs. Employee weight subject to review at any time throughout the duration of employment and required annually at a minimum.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to
  • Extreme weather conditions, including cold, rain, wind, etc.
  • Moving mechanical parts and vibration
  • Confined spaces
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Pay Range: $21.00 - $35.00 Hourly


In addition, EDF Renewables offers best-in-class employment incentives, including.

  • Competitive Bonus incentives: This position is eligible for our annual bonus program
  • Comprehensive Health Benefits: EDF Renewables USA provides low-cost health & wellness premium coverage for employees and their eligible dependents
  • Rewarding 401k Package: EDF Renewables provides a generous contribution with immediate vesting

We are also proud to offer:

  • Favorable time off programs, including paid parental leave
  • Rewarding Learning & Development Opportunities
  • Supportive Mentorship & Buddy Programs

Be a part of an innovative and collaborative team environment that fosters our goal of Delivering renewable solutions to lead the transition to a sustainable energy future.

Job Type: Full-time

Company Description: Le groupe EDF est l'un des premiers électriciens mondiaux, à la pointe de l'innovation technologique. Le respect de la personne et celui de l'environnement, l'intégrité, la solidarité sont au cœur de nos actions. Face à l’urgence climatique, notre rôle est d’inventer un modèle énergétique qui respecte notre planète. Nous voulons construire un monde où il sera possible de produire une électricité neutre en CO2, grâce au nucléaire et aux énergies renouvelables, conciliant préservation de la planète, bien-être et développement, grâce à l’électricité et à des solutions et services innovants. Notre ambition est de toujours innover, pour permettre à notre société de continuer à grandir. Depuis notre création, c’est notre responsabilité de rendre l’énergie accessible à tous, à tout moment, en toutes circonstances, en proposant de nouvelles manières de moins consommer, de mieux consommer.

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