General Electric Wind Technician - Ford Ridge (Sibley, IL) Sign-On Bonus! in Loves Park, Illinois
Job Description Summary
Sign-on bonus available! Please ask recruiter for details.
*Current GE employees not eligible.
The Wind Technician is a critical and active role to maintain optimal function and output at the wind site by working daily on turbine operations, required maintenance, safety, quality control and warranty repair(s). The Wind Technician partners and communicates with the Site Lead and Manager to execute on contract requirements and timelines and ensures alignment with GE excellence!
As the Wind Technician – Ford Ridge, you will:
Work with site leadership to execute contractual obligations per customer requirements and activities set forth with on a daily basis, which include any portion of the electrical and mechanical equipment used in the GE wind turbine generator;
Perform maintenance, repair or replacement of parts to correct malfunctions;
Troubleshoot complex mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical problems on variable pitch & variable speed turbines;
Help in all areas of site operations as directed by manager with minimal supervision,
Perform some diagnostic electrical analysis;
Document all work performed using computer based service reporting procedures and
Work with and respond to GE’s remote operations center when necessary.
High School Diploma or GED, and
Minimum of 1 year(s) experience as a Wind Technician or Wind Mechanic
- Minimum of 2 years of work experience inclusive of hydraulic, electrical, and experience using basic power hydraulic tools, AND Passing a Technical Knowledge Assessment, basic computer skills.
Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license
Handle repetitive weight - 50 lbs, and climb towers up to 300 feet daily
Meet specified manufacturer weight limits not to exceed 300lbs including required gear.
Understand electrical schematic drawings, technical manuals, procedures, and regulations.
Ability and willingness to work in range of environments to include but not limited to industrial facilities, manufacturing facilities, and power industry facilities
Flexibility to work rotating shift schedules, and on-call per site needs.
Associate’s or 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
Ability to work with a wide variety of personnel at all levels inside and outside of the Wind Farm
Wind turbine experience
Ability and willingness to take initiative, and work without direct supervision
Electrical, mechanical, and/or hydraulic experience
Experience using hydraulic power tools
Experience with heavy equipment required for facility maintenance with a working knowledge of crane and rigging requirements
GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer (https://assets.phenompeople.com/CareerConnectResources/GE11GLOBAL/en_global/desktop/assets/images/poster_screen_reader_optimized_w_supplement.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).
As a federal government contractor, GE may in the future be required to have U.S. employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Some GE customers currently have vaccination mandates that may apply to GE employees.
Relocation Assistance Provided: No