General Electric Senior Technician - Blades in Remote, Texas
Job Description Summary
The Senior Travel Technician - Blades will be a US Wind Travel Technician who will be responsible for the internal and external inspections and repair of fiberglass and composite blades, spinners, and nacelles from Category 1 through Category 5.
GE’s Onshore Wind business has a total installed base of more than 50,000 wind turbines in more than 35 counties, with 100+ GW of global installed capacity. We harness increased onshore wind energy potential through a broad family of turbines that are uniquely suited for a variety of wind environments, including Cypress, GE’s most powerful onshore wind turbine, and GE’s 2MW platform, which has more than 20GW installed and in operation today. We are committed to our customers’ success in wind, offering a broad portfolio of products and services that make renewables the energy of choice for a cleaner future.
Why we come to work:
At GE Renewable Energy, our service teams keep our world moving. They’re adaptable, determined, and safety-focused, thriving in high-pressure situations. They’re the kind of people who dig deep for answers, work collaboratively with the right teams to drive solutions, and who sit back and smile when they know they have done a great job. As part of this team, you’ll be rewarded with autonomy and trust, a collaborative, supportive team, and the chance to be empowered and successful, every single day
As the Senior Travel Technician - Blades, you will:
Inspect and photograph internal and external blade damage, document findings, and assemble all associated paperwork as required to be posted for further action by Engineering
Preform composite repairs on internal and external blade surfaces, leading and trailing edge repair while following guidelines provided by Engineering with locations both up tower and down tower
Utilize blade access platforms, boom trucks, and rope access at heights of 300ft or more
Help in all areas of site preparation (i.e. coordination of labor and materials) with minimal supervision
Document all work performed using computer based service reporting procedures
Communicate site status to engineering, customers, and management
Provide maintenance support and preform large component replacement of wind turbine generators
Provide wind turbine generator LOTO (Lock Out & Tag Out) support
High School Diploma / GED
Minimum of 4 years of composite repair experience
Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally, as required
Ability and willingness to work and climb heights of 300ft or more
Ability and willingness to possess and maintain a valid driver's license
Must have the ability to climb ladders that have a specific OSHA weight limit of 250 to 300lbs
Ability and willingness to meet and maintain EHS Climbing requirement standards
Ability to read and understand schematic drawings
Ability and willingness to take initiative and work without direct supervision
Composite repair experience
Blade access platforms experience
SPRAT (Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians) Rope access trained
Lightning protection system inspections knowledge
Understand technology of wind blade construction and repair
Ability to read and understand electrical schematics
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