Wind Technician 1

Job Locations US-KS-Ellsworth
Posted Date 5 months ago(10/5/2023 10:37 AM)
# of Openings
1
Category
Field Operations
Job ID
2023-2416

Overview

Company Overview

Pattern Energy is a leading renewable energy company that develops, constructs, owns, and operates high-quality wind and solar generation, transmission, and energy storage facilities. Our mission is to transition the world to renewable energy through the sustainable development and responsible operation of facilities with respect for the environment, communities, and cultures where we have a presence. 

 

Our approach begins and ends with establishing trust, accountability, and transparency. Our company values of creative spirit, pride of ownership, follow-through, and a team-first attitude drive us to pursue our mission every day. Our culture supports our values by fostering innovative and critical thinking and a deep belief in living up to our promises.  

 

Headquartered in the United States, Pattern has a global portfolio of more than 35 power facilities and transmission assets, serving various customers that provide low-cost clean energy to millions of consumers.

Responsibilities

Job Purpose

This position is responsible for the onsite operations, maintenance, repairs and replacement of equipment on a wind powered generation plant as directed by the Facility Manager.

Key Accountabilities:

Operate and maintain wind turbines and associated wind plant equipment and facilities, including substation, transmission lines, collection system, tower switchgear, roads, O&M building and other various Balance of Plant activities.

  • Support Facility Manager in all areas of the operating site.
  • Provide hands on technical support with generation equipment and power delivery systems as well as with facility civil work, building maintenance and up keep.
  • Read schematics to troubleshoot complicated mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic problems with variable pitch, variable speed control systems and components.
  • Perform mechanical and electrical component repair or replacement of parts to correct malfunctions following all manufacturers' requirements.
  • Comply with all project environmental health and safety programs.
  • Perform preventive maintenance in accordance with OEM and/or Pattern Energy maintenance practices.
  • Adhere to effective internal controls.
  • Operate and Maintain service vehicles and equipment.
  • Maintain tools in good working order and keep well organized.
  • Perform down time reporting, data collection and prepare reports to meet wind plant reporting requirements.
  • Support facility public relations and community interactions.

Qualifications

Experience/Qualifications/Education Required 

One year college or technical school certificate; or 1-3 years of related experience or wind industry training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Valid driver's license and acceptable driving record.
  • Ability to climb 80+ meter steel towers on a daily basis to perform maintenance in the nacelle and hub.
  • Ability to frequently lift items weighing 1 to 60 pounds and occasionally lift items from 61 to 100 pounds.
  • Advanced computer skills utilizing word processing, spreadsheets, email, facility control, management and reporting systems, including the use of computerized diagnostic and troubleshooting tools.
  • Ability to interpret and follow a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Willing to work overtime on holidays, weekends, and on short notice. Participate in an on-call schedule.
  • Ability to work in adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to work around low, medium and high voltage.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of discrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Weight must not exceed 265 lbs. excluding equipment/gear worn when performing job related tasks.
  • Knowledge of heavy equipment required for facility maintenance with a working knowledge of crane and rigging requirements.
  • Experience with maintenance and electronic testing equipment. (i.e. voltage testers, amp clamps, oscilloscopes, meg-ohmmeters, infrared testers, hydraulic torque equipment, alignment and various hand and power tools.)
  • Willingness and desire to increase professional knowledge of turbine equipment, including safety regulations. May require travel to other wind sites within U.S. or Canada.

Preference may be given to candidates with the following:

  • Experience in power plant operations and maintenance.
  • Experience in wind plant operations and turbine experience; including specific experience in wind turbine power converters.
  • Experience in medium/ high voltage switching.

Additional Requirements:

  • Must reside within 60 miles of the facilities O&M building.
  • Canidates must be willing and able to work with high workloads in stressful conditions and in a physically demanding setting while maintaining professional, non-confrotantional behavior and demonstrating the utmost ethical values. Examples include but are not limited to traveling, harsh temperatures, extreme driving conditions and various 24/7 working hours.

Pattern Energy Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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