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General Electric Travelling Wind Farm Service Technician - Electrical in Home/Remote/Alternate, Australia

Job Description Summary

Are you an Australian based Electrical Wind Technician or a Qualified Electrical Trade person aspiring to join the wind industry? Are you looking to join a growing team for a new challenge in 2021? If so, we want to hear from you. We're looking for motivated individuals to join us as Travelling Wind Farm Service Technicians – Electrical.

Based out of one of our several Australian wind farm sites and being regularly dispatched country wide to support ongoing maintenance activities, major component exchanges, and new farm stand-up activities. This role will see you interface regularly with multiple GE Onshore wind farms, Service Management, our many Clients and internal technical teams.

Location is flexible around Australia; East Coast is preferred.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

  • Interpret the requirements of GE manuals, specifications, bulletins and complete assigned tasks in accordance with GE work instructions.

  • Perform and ensure the proper maintenance and fault finding of assets.

  • Act as the site HVOA Delegate when required.

  • Nominated as the High Voltage operating Authority delegate for the site.

  • Perform high voltage switching operations according to site procedures as required.

  • Interpret the requirements of GE manuals, specifications, bulletins, and complete assigned tasks in accordance with GE work instructions

  • Have a working knowledge of electrical installation requirements

  • Ensure all work is performed in accordance with the above documents and to the organization’s SWMS, LOTO, associated EHS & QA/QC policies/procedures.

  • Drive a positive reporting culture by identifying errors, violations, incidents or problems immediately using GE systems.

  • Maintain a working knowledge of the Registered Electrical Contractor (REC) responsibilities.

  • Supervise the electrical installation work.

  • Maintain reports using GE’s various software management tools and databases.

  • Report errors, violations, incidents or problems immediately using GE reporting systems.

  • Submit enquiries to Engineering to ensure technical issues are resolved.

  • Work closely with and answer questions from Management, Engineering, Sourcing and Project Teams as required.

  • Uphold and maintain Quality Control, by making conformance or non-conformance decisions upon completion of tasks and inspections.

  • Form part of an on-call roster to work weekends and nights if required or as directed by management.

  • Champion Safety by being familiar with and following all EHS policies, and procedures applicable to the job and cooperate with GE investigations and EHS audits.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • As a minimum, hold a registered Workers License Electrical (A-Grade or equivalent).

  • Demonstrate previous experience in the Onshore Wind sector or similar heavy industry (Five years Minimum).

  • Required to be nominated as the Electrical Supervisor in accordance with the Registered Electrical Contactors license and hold the position as the Nominated Qualified Supervisor - Electrical on behalf of the company.

  • Understanding of basic AC/DC electrical circuits and ability to T/S and conduct circuit analysis (24VDC, 166VDC, 120, 230, 400, 575, 690VAC);

  • Demonstrate previous experience in High Voltage switching and operations.

  • Have a current High Voltage operating certificate or the ability to gain one.

  • Proficient in fault finding electrical and hydraulic equipment.

  • Trained to an intermediate level in computer skills.

  • Must have the ability to climb wind turbines and complete physically demanding tasks at heights.

  • Experience working in remote locations and autonomously.

  • Must be willing to travel >75% of the year.

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No

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