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General Electric Field Specialist- Uptower Repair in Schenectady, New York

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The Field Specialist - Uptower Repair will work on a team or individually, to complete maintenance and large component replacement, troubleshoot mechanical and/or electrical repairs, oversee contractors, and repair wind turbine generators throughout the United States.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities :

As the Field Specialist - Uptower Repair, you will:

  • Support team objectives and remain focused on safety, quality, and execution

  • Support Field Engineers and Lead Field Specialists

  • Complete required training to advance in Up Tower Qualifications standards

  • Participate in pre-job meetings to discuss lift plans, LOTO (Lock Out Tag Out), schedule, weather, hazards, and job site / landowner requirements

  • Troubleshoot complicated mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical problems on variable pitch / variable speed turbines

  • Help in all areas of site preparation (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

Qualifications/Requirements :

  • High School Diploma / GED

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience as a Wind Turbine Technician(AND/OR)Completion of Certificate / Associates / Bachelors Degree in a relative field, including, but not limited to: electrical, mechanical, Renewable Energy

  • Minimum of 2 years of related experience in electrical, mechanical, hydraulics, REN energy or similar field

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally 90% of the time, as required

  • 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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