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`The Wind Hub Technician position requires local travel within the hub. The Wind Hub Technician is a critical and active role to maintain optimal function and output at the wind site by working daily on turbine operations, safety, quality control and warranty repair(s). The Wind Hub Technician partners and communicates with the Site Lead and Manager to execute on contract requirements and timelines and ensures alignment with GE excellence!

About us
GE’s Onshore Wind business has a total installed base of more than 50,000 wind turbines in more than 35 counties, with 100+ GW of global installed capacity. We harness increased onshore wind energy potential through a broad family of turbines that are uniquely suited for a variety of wind environments, including Cypress, GE’s most powerful onshore wind turbine, and GE’s 2MW platform, which has more than 20GW installed and in operation today. We are committed to our customers’ success in wind, offering a broad portfolio of products and services that make renewables the energy of choice for a cleaner future.

Essential Responsibilities

As the Wind Hub Technician, you will:

  • Work with site & hub leadership to execute contractual obligations per customer requirements and activities set forth with on a daily basis, which include any portion of the electrical and mechanical equipment used in the GE wind turbine generator;
  • Perform maintenance, repair or replacement of parts to correct malfunctions;
  • Troubleshoot complex mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical problems on variable pitch & variable speed turbines;
  • Help in all areas of site operations as directed by manager with minimal supervision; observing all safety requirements;
  • Perform some diagnostic electrical analysis;
  • Document all work performed using computer based service reporting procedures and
  • Work with and respond to GE’s remote operations center when necessary.

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED, and Minimum of 1 year(s) experience as a Wind Technician, OR minimum of 4 years of work experience inclusive of hydraulic, electrical, and experience using basic power hydraulic tools.
  • The routine schedule may include weekend work during peak times and when mandatory overtime is required.
  • The routine schedule may include weekend work during peak times and when mandatory overtime is required.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Passing a Technical Knowledge Assessment
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license
  • Handle repetitive weight - 50 lbs. and climb towers up to 300 feet daily
  • Meet and maintain specified manufacturer weight limits not to exceed 300lbs including required gear
  • Ability and willingness to work in range of environments to include but not limited to industrial facilities, manufacturing facilities, and power industry facilities
  • Effectively prioritize work according to contract obligations
  • Ability and willingness to take initiative, and work without direct supervision, and
  • Flexibility to work rotating shift schedules, and on-call per site needs.
  • Occasional overnights may be required per hub needs.

Desired Characteristics

  • Basic computer skills
  • Associate’s or 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

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $28.74 - $35.63 per hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Overtime

Work Location: In person