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General Electric Wind Technician- Summit Altamont Pass (Pleasanton, CA) in San Ramon, California

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GE’s Digital Services power capacity is growing fast and will continue to rise steadily in the coming years. As we continue to grow and develop new and existing wind sites, Digital Services has an ongoing need to build our field teams with the right individuals that possess a willingness to learn, contribute and grow. As part of the GE family, training and development, safety, and career progression lead our initiatives to provide opportunity and growth in all areas.

The Wind Technician at the Summit Altamont Pass in Pleasanton, CA will be responsible for the operations, maintenance, and warranty repair of wind turbine generators.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities :

As the Wind Technician – Summit Altamont Pass, you will:

  • Work with site leadership to execute contractual obligations and activities set forth with the customers 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 complicated 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 all mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical component maintenance, repair or replacement of parts to correct malfunctions

  • 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

Qualifications/Requirements :

  • High School Diploma / GEDELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:Ability and willingness to possess and maintain a valid driver’s license

  • Ability and willingness to handle repetitive weight - 50 lbs

  • Ability and willingness to climb towers up to 300 feet

  • Ability and willingness to work in all weather conditions

  • Ability to meet specific OSHA weight limits of 250 to 300lbs max

  • Ability to read and understand electrical schematic drawings

  • Ability and willingness to read, interpret technical manuals, procedures, and regulations

  • Ability to write reports, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure

  • Ability and willingness to work in range of environments to include but not limited to industrial facilities, manufacturing facilities, and power industry facilities

  • Ability and willingness to be available for rotation shift schedules 24 hours, seven days a week

Desired Characteristics :

  • 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

Additional Eligibility Qualifications :

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).

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www.ge.com/sites/default/files/15-000845%20EEO%20combined.pdf . at http://www.ge.com/sites/default/files/15-000845%20EEO%20combined.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

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