Lead Senior Wind Hub Technician- Prairie Switch, El Campo, Texas

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Job Description

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 Senior 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;
  • Apply extensive understanding of variable pitch & speed turbines and converter parts;
  • Read, understand and explain schematics, drawings, technical manuals, procedures, and regulations.
  • Adhere to all Environmental Health and Safety processes and regulations and all applicable compliance requirements;
  • 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;
  • Effectively perform diagnostic analysis and generate plan for timely resolution and;
  • Document all work performed using computer-based service reporting procedures and
  • Work with and respond to GE’s remote operations center when necessary.
  • Help in all areas of site operations as directed by manager, and mentor peers;


  • High School Diploma or GED, and
  • Ability to pass Technical Knowledge Assessment, and
  • Minimum of 4 years of wind trouble-shooting experience, and 1+ year EHS, SQC, Lead role, or
  • Minimum of 6 years of wind trouble-shooting experience, or
  • Minimum of 3 years of wind trouble-shooting experience AND Bachelor's Degree in relevant field.


  • Passing a Technical Knowledge Assessment
  • Basic computer skills
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license
  • Willingness to travel up to 100% of the time
  • 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.
  • The routine schedule may include weekend work during peak times and when mandatory overtime is required.

Desired Characteristics

  • 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

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Relocation Assistance Provided: No

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