Wind Turbine Technician I

Wind Turbine Technician I

Company: The AES Corporation


Location: Merkel, TX

Job Description: At AES, we raise the quality of life around the world by changing the way energy works. Everyone makes an impact every day in our small, global teams. Apply here to start an extraordinary career today. This is a skilled position in the maintenance and repair of wind turbine mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems. Primary Functions: Crucial duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Performs routine preventive maintenance on wind turbine mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems (under direction, if needed). Performs wind turbine mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems troubleshooting and repairs. Recognizes occurrences of wind turbine error codes and appropriately reports the problem. Assists with removal and installation of wind turbine mechanical, electrical and hydraulic components. Assists with heavy equipment (crane) rigging and directing. Interface closely with Buffalo Gap Team Leaders. Performs wind turbine controller maintenance and repair. Completes required reports and other paperwork, some of which require computer entry. Assists with high-voltage system maintenance and repair. Maintains adherence to Company policies, safety standards and good housekeeping practices. Maintains accurate care of Company tools and vehicles. Demonstrates the ability to learn sophisticated troubleshooting and repair of the wind turbines. Educational Qualifications: High School diploma required. Knowledge in a Technical Trade, Maintenance, Electrical, Instrumentation and/or Operations is strongly preferred. Certificate and/or Associates of Applied Science in Wind Turbine Technology are a huge plus. Fundamental Qualifications: Shown experience with GE 1.5, Vestas V-80 and/or Siemens 2.3 turbines. Have experience working with GE, Vestas and/or Siemens SCADA systems. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedures manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to understand and follow customary instructions in order to perform the essential functions of the position in a satisfactory manner. Ability to read and interpret blueprints and schematics. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Ability to work with minimal supervision, given proper instructions. Technical Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual should perform each crucial duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Work in mechanically and electrically oriented situations. Previous equivalent related experience and/or as the Company may settle to be an appropriate skill level. Successful completion of all training, education courses and/or skill level testing required by the Company for entry into this position. Knowledge of basic electrical testing equipment, commonly used bolts and torque values. Licenses, Certificates, Registrations: Valid Texas State driver's license. Physical Demands & Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to 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 exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; particulate matter and outside weather conditions. The employee can be exposed to risks of electrical hazards. The employee is occasionally exposed to hazardous chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must be capable of lifting and/or moving up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Pass a physical exam and drug/alcohol screening. Climb and work a top freestanding wind turbine towers that exceed 250 feet in height. Rescuing team mate anywhere in tower in the event of emergency. Work in extreme weather conditions. AES is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to building strength and delivering long-term sustainability through diversity and inclusion. Respecting all backgrounds, differences and perspectives enables us to improve the lives of our people, customers, suppliers, contractors, and the communities in which we live and work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and/or expression, race, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. E-Verify Notice: AES will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.

Job Type: Full-time

Company Description: AES Eastern Energy, L.P. is a Delaware limited partnership. It operates electricity generating stations through its wholly owned subsidiaries. Somerset is the largest and newest of the Company's electricity generating stations and is located Northeast of Niagara Falls with the electricity generating capacity of 675 megawatt (MW). Cayuga station is located alongside the East shore of Cayuga Lake, near the town of Lansing, New York. There are two operating units at Cayuga, Unit 1 and Unit 2, with the capacity of 150MW and 156 MW, respectively. Its Westover station is located alongside the Susquehanna River near Johnson City, New York, consisting of two units, Unit 7 and Unit 8, with a combined maximum net generating capacity of 126MW. Greenidge station is located on the West shore of Seneca Lake adjacent to the village of Dresden, New York, consisting of two units, Unit 3 and Unit 4, with a combined maximum net generating capacity of 161MW. (Source: 10-K)

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