Wind Turbine Technician Job Description

Wind Turbine Technician Job Description

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Wind turbine technician provides guidance or instructions to the Operations and Maintenance personnel on the functionality and maintenance of wind turbine components.

Wind Turbine Technician Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Studies blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications, or sample part to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished work-piece, and sequence of operations
A proactive approach, be self-motivated and well organised
The ability to work at height and in adverse weather conditions
Previous accreditation as an AT/CT under WTSR would be advantageous
The ability to work at height of 100 metres and in adverse weather conditions
Work in a team with the highest regard for safety and drive a positive safety culture with your actions
Perform maintenance on other offshore assets, for example foundation structures
Load, stack, and transport materials by hand, fork lift or crane
Polish and sand with grinding discs or sandpaper
Apply abrasive compound or other dressing to facilitate pore filling or polishing

Wind Turbine Technician Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Wind Turbine Technician

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: TSWA, OHS, TR, SE, GWO

Education for Wind Turbine Technician

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the wind turbine technician job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Collage and High School Degree in High School Education, Technical, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, General Education, Associates, Technology

Skills for Wind Turbine Technician

Desired skills for wind turbine technician include:

Entering and exiting the rotor
Using the internal chain hoist
Plant operations and systems
Regulatory requirements
Theory and skill in non-structural welding
Company safety rules
Ability to work from blueprints
Diagrams
Drawings
Mechanical comprehension

Desired experience for wind turbine technician includes:

Operate sanders, grinders, drills and other similar tools
Measures, marks, and scribes dimensions and reference points on material or work-piece as guides for subsequent processing
Work with various epoxy resins and hardeners in hand with various composites to achieve structural performance
Dedication to keeping a clean work space at all times to increase efficiency and safety for all employees
Full life cycle blade repair experience that includes sanding, grinding, laminating, and experience performing internal blade repair duties
Working experience in a construction environment

Wind Turbine Technician Examples

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Wind Turbine Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a wind turbine technician. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for wind turbine technician
  • Perform intermediate level wind turbine maintenance and/or installation tasks as assigned, such as proficient operation and use of tools (including but not limited to specialized calibration, hydraulic, power tools) and basic turbine equipment
  • Effectively gather information regarding turbine performance / issues
  • Follow basic structured problem-solving process to complete troubleshooting and diagnostic tasks to include the use of diagnostic tools
  • Independently initiate and perform most work tasks, follow defined instructions and maintenance schedules, executing plans as directed, and perform according to written and verbal instruction from higher level technical staff
  • Effectively promote strong team environment by assisting teammates in accomplishing goals and mentoring lower level technical staff
  • Interface with customer and may respond to customer inquiries
  • Perform servicing, troubleshooting and the repair of the wind turbines' electrical, hydraulic and mechanical components
  • Drive a positive safety culture through your actions
  • Service and maintain offshore wind turbines
  • Service and maintain balance of plant equipment
Qualifications for wind turbine technician
  • Desire to work as an artisan with hand tools
  • Ability to pass all pre-employment assessments including background screen, drug screen and physical including respirator fit test
  • At least 2 years of wind energy experience or Associates degree in related field
  • Composite lamination experience experience using polyester & epoxy resins
  • Familiar with aerial platforms, rigging, lifting devices, and tag lines
  • Conduct work in a safe and professional manner
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Wind Turbine Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a wind turbine technician. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for wind turbine technician
  • The Technician will be actively involved the installation, operation, and maintenance of Wind Turbine Generators (WTGs) on multiple wind farms
  • Complete all service reports and associated documentation on a daily basis
  • Complete and have signed off daily work sheets by your supervisor / manager
  • Reporting opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Undertake operations and maintenance within the limits of training and authorization including operation of HV and LV
  • Wear the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Identify required tools and parts for each assigned work and conduct re-certification of equipment and tools
  • Maintain all company vehicles and plant and equipment in good clean condition
  • Responsible to check availability of all required tools and parts prior actual work day, participate toolbox and daily work team briefings
  • Observing all work instructions, procedures, safety codes of practice, employer OH&S and Environmental requirements and statutory rules and regulations
Qualifications for wind turbine technician
  • Strong natural ability to work in teams, high degree of adaptability & flexibility
  • Communicate effectively with teammates and customer
  • Minimum one (1) year technical wind industry experience, OR six (6) months technical wind industry experience and a certificate of completion from a Wind Technician program, OR in absence of technical wind industry experience, minimum three (3) years’ experience working with hydraulic, electrical, mechanical skills and/or composite skills
  • Associate’s degree in Wind Turbine Technology, Electrical Engineering, or related field (Solar, Nuclear, Mining, Oil, Hydroelectric) (Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related field preferred)
  • 3 years of minimum experience in Commissioning, in lieu of a degree
  • 2+ years of experience in the electrical/power generation industry preferred
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Wind Turbine Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a wind turbine technician. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for wind turbine technician
  • Carry out high-voltage switching, isolating and earthing as an authorised person
  • Identify, define and isolate source of issues through logical processes and identify and evaluate possible solutions for the same
  • Undertake scheduled and un-scheduled service and maintenance of wind turbines
  • Provide technical support to all colleagues
  • Perform servicing, troubleshooting and repair of the wind turbines’ electrical, hydraulic and mechanical components
  • Prep, locating, lifting and installation of major WTG components
  • Installing loose components for Nacelle, hub, and tower preparation
  • Connecting blades to hub
  • Hub prep and staging, blade lifting, handling and torqueing
  • Rotor prep and installation
Qualifications for wind turbine technician
  • Fluency in English language, Swedish a plus
  • Siemens turbine technology experience preferred
  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience working in and around wind turbine, specifically for blade inspection and composite repair
  • Are experienced in troubleshooting on mechanical and electrical components
  • Are willing to work in a team and are prepared to enter a rota system, where your work hours will vary
  • Have an in depth understanding of the different components of the wind turbine including the electrical pitch system, computerized control system, and the power conversion unit knowledge and understanding of OEM approved mechanical maintenance methods and practices
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a wind turbine technician. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for wind turbine technician
  • Receiving and offloading all major components
  • Climbing ladders – average 80m and managing taglines
  • Involved with main erection crane assembly and teardown
  • Drilling and/or tapping of all holes on turbines, generators, compressors, and pumps
  • Torqueing/tensioning any bolted connection
  • Operate tools, equipment, instruments
  • Torqing towers, aligning generators, pulling pucks using torque, slam, and large wrenches
  • Performs electrical, mechanical, instrument and control and PLC troubleshooting, maintaining, calibrating, repairing, cleaning, inspecting and constructing of equipment and systems for the generation facility
  • Maintains performance monitoring and control equipment, including programmable logic controllers (PLC’s)
  • Maintains warehouse, orders supplies as needed
Qualifications for wind turbine technician
  • Possess an A.S
  • Able to safely handle and work with objects weighing up to 50 pounds without assistance and up to 100 pounds with assistance
  • Able to report to the work site without transportation assistance
  • Ability to climb towers unassisted up to 300 feet
  • Able to work with electrical wires and differentiate between color coded wires
  • Able to safely work in a wide range of adverse climates and environments
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Wind Turbine Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of wind turbine technician. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for wind turbine technician
  • Participates during overhauls of all related plant equipment
  • Performs routine tests
  • Performs routine predictive maintenance activities including, thermography, vibration analysis, oil and cooling water sampling
  • Operates and/or obtains information from various mechanical and electrical devices used to support specific equipment diagnostics or work activities
  • Is proficient in the use of machine tools and various hand powered tools as job needs dictate
  • Perform diagnosis and repair Wind Turbines faults and prepare and maintain proper documentation to support the repairs
  • Perform commissioning, testing, repair and maintenance on wind turbine generators and related equipment at wind farm
  • Assure proper procedures are followed during troubleshooting, repairs, or counter measure installations
  • Perform servicing, troubleshooting and repair of electrical, mechanical and hydraulic components in specified wind turbine types
  • Perform routine mechanical and electrical maintenance on GE wind turbine and associated equipment
Qualifications for wind turbine technician
  • The ability to obtain a passport for overseas travel required
  • Knowledge of and the ability to use various hand tools
  • Able to work safely in a confined space
  • Ideally, candidates will hold a relevant engineering qualification and have experience of mechanical and/or electrical maintenance, fault finding and repairs on industrial systems
  • Based in North East of England and willing to travel throughout UK (Candidates will be required to travel and work away when required, and should hold a full driving license)
  • Current valid Driver's License with less than 3 moving violations in past 3 years

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