General Electric Wind Technician Lead - Bluestem Wind Farms (Columbus, NE) in Omaha, Nebraska
Job Description Summary
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The Wind Energy Lead Technician is a critical and active role accountable for optimized operations, critical and creative thinking, and site safety & leadership. Working directly with the site manager/supervisor, overall scope includes executing daily site operations, turbine maintenance and output, as well as exemplify excellence in leadership, safety, and quality control.
As the Lead Wind Technician, you will:
Work with site Manager 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
Support in all areas of site operations as directed by manager with minimal supervision including daily scheudles and palnning, supporting tech development, overall site leadership and customer service
Perform some diagnostic electrical analysis
Document all work performed using computer based service reporting procedures
Work with and respond to GE’s remote operations center when necessary
High School Diploma or GED;
Passing a Technical Knowledge Assessment;
2+ year work experience as a Wind Technician or Wind Maintenance, or
4 years of work experience inclusive of hydraulic, electrical, and experience using basic power hydraulic tools.
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
Customer service experience with effective communication skills
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).
Relocation Assistance Provided: No