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General Electric Wind Technician Lead- Richland (Odebolt, IA) in Des Moines, Iowa

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GE’s Digital Services power capacity is growing fast and will continue to rise steadily in the coming years. As we continue to grow and develop new and existing wind sites, Digital Services has an ongoing need to build our field teams with the right individuals that possess a willingness to learn, contribute and grow. As part of the GE family, training and development, safety, and career progression lead our initiatives to provide opportunity and growth in all areas.

The Wind Energy Lead Technician at Richland Wind Farm in Odebolt, IA will be responsible for the operations, maintenance, and warranty repair of wind turbine generators. You will oversee contractual obligations and activities, working closely with project owners and various customers on a daily basis. You will also perform all mechanical and electrical component maintenance, repair, and replacement of parts to correct malfunctions.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities :

As the Wind Energy Lead Technician at Richland 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 turbines

  • Be 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

Qualifications/Requirements :

  • High School Diploma / GEDMinimum 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

  • GE 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

Additional Eligibility Qualifications :

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www.ge.com/sites/default/files/15-000845%20EEO%20combined.pdf . at http://www.ge.com/sites/default/files/15-000845%20EEO%20combined.pdf Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Relocation Assistance Provided: No

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