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General Electric Field Services Technician in Livingston, United Kingdom

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Job Description Summary

GE is an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. We are looking for a qualified and committed Wind Field Technician to join our service team in the north of Scotland to further consolidate and strengthen our UK wind turbine service and maintenance teams.

Location: Airies & Langhope Rig Wind Farms, in Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders

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Role Summary/Purpose:

The Field Services Technician role will complete field and workshop based work as required. The role provides on site technical direction, hands on service and leadership during installation, startup, commissioning and maintenance of customer owned utility and industrial facilities.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide on site technical direction, hands on service and leadership during maintenance and servicing activities at customer owned utility facilities.

  • Prepare job planning documents that define the scope of work to be performed through engineering instructions, drawings, and process instructions;

  • Communicate effectively with Management and Colleagues utilizing customers’ CTQs (Critical to Quality needs) in job planning and execution;

  • Ability to work independently on the implementation of fault analyses and repair of wind turbine generator systems in the UK, including clarification of any client queries

  • Documentation of call-out responses, fault finding and repair work in service reports, logbooks and checklists

  • Coordination of external and internal service providers and contractors on site

  • Maintain a strong safety mindset to ensure all executed work reflects GE and customer technical and EHS requirements

  • Willing to work and fulfill on-call obligations for out of normal working hours if required. (e.g. weekend working)

  • Ability to work away from home when business dictates

  • Perform administrative functions such as writing technical reports, ordering materials, securing quotations, preparing job status reports, reports to customers, time sheets and expense sheets in a thorough, complete and timely basis;

  • Exercise good judgment in controlling costs and expenditures of Company fund;


  • Appropriately qualified Electrical / Mechanical Fitter or Electrical Technician / Technologist or Electrician / Electrical Fitter with proven HV experience;

  • Familiar with test equipment and testing procedures;

  • High degree of quality awareness; excellent fault finding and diagnostic skills combined with the ability to detect and remedy faults, defects, problems

  • Structured worker with technical analytical abilities

  • Computer literate

  • Fit and able to work at heights

  • Prepared to travel throughout the UK

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills;

  • Excellent English speaking, reading and writing skills.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Proven experience in leading field service team;

  • Previous experience working on GE/ Alstom ECO Turbines

  • Electrical/ mechanical service or maintenance experience will be an additional advantage

  • Willingness to travel;

  • High degree of flexibility, highly motivated with the ability to work under pressure

  • Advanced computer skills with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project and Microsoft Access;

  • Basic Workplace First Aid

Additional Eligibility Qualifications:

The wind farms of Airies and Langhope Rig are in Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish borders area, with DG1 and DG11 postcodes roughly in between both sites. Ideally candidates will live in or around the postcodes of DG1 or DG11 to commute to both sites on a daily basis.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However applicants must satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website

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Relocation Assistance Provided: No

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