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Field Service Technician II

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Job Details
Job Order Number
6924045
Company Name
EDP Renewables
Physical Address
201 NW Main St
Hopedale, IL 61747
Job Description

The Field Service Technician II (Wind Tech) is responsible for the on-site operations, maintenance, repairs, and replacement of equipment at one of EDPR NA’s operating wind-energy generation sites. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to completing Lock-Out Tag-Out (LOTO), Tail Board, and job specific documentation necessary to conduct wind turbine maintenance in the safest manner possible. You will perform inspections of equipment, tools, and facility for compliance with EDPR policy and Governmental Safety and Environmental regulations.

Main accountabilities:

• Ensure proper operation and maintenance of wind turbines and associated wind plant equipment, including substation and tower switchgear
• Proactively look for improvement opportunities to job appropriate processes and procedures
• Communicate through appropriate channels or implement improvements using the appropriate control management protocol
• Seek assistance when encountering turbine issues outside trained skill level to ensure success in resolution
• Comply with all pertinent environmental health and safety programs and act as a safety role model
• Demonstrate and promote integrity and strong initiative
• Perform data collection and prepare reports in order to meet reporting requirements
• Work with and respond to EDPRs Remote Operations Control Center when necessary to coordinate remote operations
• Perform QA/QC inspections in accordance with applicable SOP
• Facilitate periodic equipment inspections and reporting
• Document all work performed using computer based service reporting procedures
• Complete all required training in a satisfactory manner and timeframe
• Adhere to internal controls in effect
• Additional duties as required

Direct reports: None

Travel: up to 10%

Minimum qualifications:

• 2 – 5 years relevant experience in wind energy or a related industry
• Experience with power plant operations and maintenance, wind plant operations and turbines (including turbine power converters specifically), high-voltage switching, and post-operational repair and maintenance of turbines preferred
• Proficient knowledge of MS Office software, SQL server software, facility management and reporting systems, and computerized diagnostics and troubleshooting tools
• Familiarity with maintenance and electronic testing equipment (e.g. voltage testers, amp clamps, oscilloscopes, megohmmeters, infrared testers, hydraulic torque equipment, alignment tools, various hand and power tools, and heavy equipment required for facility maintenance
• Working knowledge of crane and rigging requirements
• Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to operate a motor vehicle

Behavioral requirements:

• Ability to work around low- and medium-voltage equipment
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Practical problem-solving skills and ability to handle a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
• Willingness to travel occasionally to other operational sites within the US as needed
• Ability and willingness to work overtime on holidays and weekends and to work on short notice as needed due to on-call scheduling
• Ability and willingness to respond to site emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, as needed

Physical demands & working conditions:

• Sitting/Standing/Flexibility: Ability to frequently perform physical tasks including standing, sitting, walking, kneeling, bending, twisting, squatting, and reaching approximately 75% of the time while on wind farm sites; ability to stand and sit for 8 or more hours when in an office environment
• Walking: Ability to walk .25 to .5 miles per day, including across unpaved and rough surfaces when on wind farm sites
• Speech/Reading: Ability to speak, read, and write English proficiently and deliver a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form
• Lifting: Ability to frequently lift items weighing up to 60 pounds and to occasionally lift items weighing between 60 and 100 pounds
• Climbing:
o Ability to climb turbine towers in excess of 100 meters in height to access work area
o Weight, including harness and tools, must be in accordance with the weight limit as specified by the ANSI Fall Protection Standards
• Vision/Hearing: Ability to interpret and follow a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form
• Tolerance to Extreme Weather Conditions: Ability to work in adverse weather conditions 25% of the time while on wind farm sites
• Safety: Ability to understand and communicate safety precautions when necessary
Qualifications
Education

Required

Technical/other training or better in Other.

Preferred

Associates or better in Other.
Experience

Required

2-5 years: 2 – 5 years relevant experience in wind energy or a related industry

Familiarity with maintenance and electronic testing equipment (e.g. voltage testers, amp clamps, oscilloscopes, megohmmeters, infrared testers, hydraulic torque equipment, alignment tools, various hand and power tools, and heavy equipment required for facility maintenance)

Preferred

Experience with power plant operations and maintenance, wind plant operations and turbines (including turbine power converters specifically), high-voltage switching, and post-operational repair and maintenance of turbines preferred

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or © consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


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