Operations & Maintenance Wind Turbine Tech
The person holding this position is responsible for safe operation and maintenance of wind turbine power generation equipment.
  • Conduct all work activities in a professional, environmentally conscious, and safe manner.
  • Assure operational efficiency, unit reliability and compliance with safety and environmental standards. Maintain and execute tactical processes in a team oriented, multi-discipline environment.
  • Maintain, troubleshoot, and repair wind turbine generation equipment.
  • Carry out troubleshooting and repair activities to ensure that wind turbine generation equipment work at the optimum levels.
  • Perform general and preventative maintenance on generators, pitch systems, yaw systems, cooling systems, and other wind turbine support systems.
  • Perform predictive, preventive and corrective maintenance.
  • Experience in troubleshooting and correcting mechanical issues with gearboxes, pumps and other rotating equipment.
  • Experience in rotating machinery alignment.
  • Complete other tasks as requested by the Lead Technician or Facilities Manager.
  • Varying day shift schedule allow up to 6 days a week of coverage. Will also be required to respond to call outs and work overtime as needed.
  • Ability to adhere to and follow all safety policies.
  • Ability to perform inspections of safety equipment, vehicles, personal protective equipment, and plant equipment.
  • Must be on time and track time correctly.
  • Electrical Maintenance- troubleshooting and correcting electrical maintenance problems, including contactors, motors, breakers and wiring.
  • 3 – 5 years’ related experience required working in a power plant environment preferred.
  • Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Good decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrated planning and organizational skills.
  • Capability to multi-task and prioritize work.
  • Ability to handle constantly changing and emerging work priorities schedules and prioritizes work.
  • Ability to analyze technical information and make sound judgement decisions and recommendations.
  • Ability to understand and read electrical drawings and to read, write and comprehend technical information.
  • Excellent customer service skills and the ability to interact with various personality types desired.
  • Good computer skills including Microsoft Office and other computer-based productivity tools.
  • Demonstrates decision making abilities, long term developmental capabilities and networking skills.
  • Must have an unrestricted driver’s license and be able to speak English.
  • Must meet the weight requirements for the safety equipment and wind turbine equipment.
  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Associates technical/electronic degree or minimum 3 years of work experience in electrical/electronic repair industry, mechanical field.
Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, remaining focused and calm in the face of distractions.
  • Possess high safety and environmental awareness.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and interact with diverse groups.
  • Ability to continuously learn and adapt to change.
  • Troubleshoot complicated mechanical and electrical problems on variable pitch, variable speed turbines.
  • Assist in all areas of site operations with minimal supervision as directed by manager.
  • Document all work performed using computer-based software.
  • Constantly works to improve skill level by attending sponsored training sessions.
Working Conditions:
  • Requires climbing ladders, standing, sitting, walking, kneeling, twisting, and climbing stairs to inspect, or collect data on plant equipment.
  • Outdoor conditions may run from very cold to hot and humid. Will work in confined spaces, dust, grease & oil and be exposed to loud noise.
  • Requires occasional travel outside service area.
  • Requires wearing personal protective safety equipment (respirators, safety glasses, hard hat, appropriate footwear, ear plugs, etc.)
  • Requires operation of a personal computer.
  • May be required to work around rotating and energized equipment, hazardous materials and chemicals.
  • Occasionally requires lifting as appropriate to perform duties and responsibilities.
  • Must have the ability to work at elevated spaces and be able to climb a 300-foot tower ladder on a daily basis.
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 40 pounds.
  • Ability and willingness to work in all weather conditions.
  • Must be able to operate power tools such as grease guns, impact guns and rotating saws.
  • Must have the ability to operate hand tools such as wrenches, pliers and screwdrivers.
If interested, please send resumes to Careers@cogentrix.com.