A Field Safety & Rescue Trainer participates in the presentation of wind turbine safety and rescue training in predominately field locations for internal audiences.
Deliver at-height training to Vestas technicians on rescue response and first aid techniques in Vestas and Multibrand Wind Turbines
Complete Train the Trainer
Ensure all participants meet learning goals in Course & Module Outlines during course delivery
Directly manage classroom presentations and lead real-world training scenarios for 4-6 students to ensure safe and effective rescue response
Travel throughout the US and Canada to operational wind farms to deliver rescue training to Vestas technicians, predominately in wind turbines
Continuously develop new competencies and rescue techniques on Vestas and Multibrand turbines to support rescue response in all turbines serviced by Vestas technicians
Support training administration by providing necessary reports and paperwork upon training completion
Support ongoing development and improvement of Vestas safety and rescue courses
Maintain personal development timelines in order to teach new courses and obtain rope-access certifications
Support development of other instructors through field-training mentor programs
Effective written and oral communication skills; able to express oneself clearly and in technical and non-technical terms
Regular & reliable attendance
Ability to travel regularly
Ability to work and conduct training in wind turbines, climb >250ft, access confined spaces, and work at heights
Ability to constantly climb stairs and ladders 60-125 meters in height, in order to access work area
Ability to frequently lift, push, pull, and carry items up to 50 lbs. in weight
Ability to frequently walk, stand, look up/down, balance, stoop, twist, kneel, and bend
Ability to constantly grip and manually manipulate, often with repetitive motion, items such as, but not limited to, hand tools and turbine parts
Comfort constantly working in confined spaces and at heights over 100 meters
Ability to successfully participate in all training courses, including controlled descent.
Ability to hear and see, including the ability to perceive depth and distinguish colors, sufficient to perform job functions and use close range radios
Able to work in demanding physical and inclement weather conditions
Comfort working remotely in a Turbine as part of a team with limited supervisory interaction
Your total weight, while wearing all required PPE and gear, should be at or less than the 300.0 lbs. weight limit
Education, Training, and Skills Required:
Associate’s degree in a technical discipline, military training, or a combination of technical education and rope-access experience on wind turbines or similar equipment
1-2+ years of experience in working at height in wind turbines or similar equipment
1-2+ years of experience delivering formal training programs for adult learners in a safety or technical discipline
Ability to work with limited to no supervision.
Ability to work in a team environment, regularly consulting with other knowledge experts in order to present most accurate and up-to-date information to class participants
Good ability to plan, organize and deliver training in varied field environments to ensure course material is covered and goals are met
Good ability to verbally communicate and demonstrate complex concepts to a variety of people during a classroom or hands-on presentation, including assessing and checking for understanding during practical rescue exercises
Ability to navigate company policies and procedures relating to service technician job requirements and rescue equipment
Significant focus on safe work methods in wind turbine setting; able to influence cultural change within participants regarding their views on safe work
High level of knowledge on rescue equipment, first aid concepts and safe work methods for work on wind turbines
Good skills on MS Office products
Able to communicate in English
Will be required to work and conduct training in wind turbines, climb >250ft, access confined spaces, and work at heights
Possess a valid driver’s license
Able to obtain a passport and Visa
The physical demands described here are representative of those that should be met by an employee to effectively perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Employees must meet and comply with requirements and limitations of relevant PPE and safety equipment as well as demonstrate the following:
Ability to constantly climb stairs and ladders 60-125 meters in height, in order to access work area.
Ability to frequently lift, push, pull, and carry items up to 50 lbs. in weight.
Ability to frequently walk, stand, look up/down, balance, stoop, twist, kneel, and bend.
Ability to constantly grip and manually manipulate, often with repetitive motion, items such as, but not limited to, hand tools and turbine parts.
Comfort constantly working in confined spaces and at heights over 100 meters.
Ability to successfully participate in all training courses, including controlled decent.
Ability to hear and see, including the ability to perceive depth and distinguish colors, sufficient to perform job functions and use close range radios.
Able to work in demanding physical and inclement weather conditions.
Comfort working remotely in a Turbine as part of a team with limited supervisory interaction.
Ability to work in a respirator, including passing a respirator medical evaluation and fit test (required to be clean shaven) as some assignments may require respirator use.
It is an essential function of your Technician position that you climb and work in the turbines. Therefore, in order to perform your position safely, your total weight, while wearing all required PPE and gear, will be at or less than the 300.0 lbs. weight limit.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is performed “in the field” at the wind turbine site including within the turbine itself, and indoors/outdoors. Typical job site conditions range from high temps, extreme cold, wet conditions, muddy conditions, dry conditions, unlevel ground conditions.
WHAT YOU’LL RECEIVE
As a member of the Vestas team, we offer an attractive salary and one of the most comprehensive benefits plans in the industry, including:
healthcare, dental and vision
generous 401(k) plan
120 hours of paid time off
It is the policy of Vestas to afford equal employment opportunity without regard to age, race, religion, color, gender, or national origin, and to afford equal opportunity to veterans and individuals with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, provincial, or local law. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and/or interview process should notify a representative within the People & Culture department.
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Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We specialize in designing, manufacturing, installing, and servicing wind turbines, both onshore and offshore.
Across the globe, we have installed more wind power than our competitors in the renewable energy arena. We consider ourselves forerunners within the industry, as Vestas continuously aims to design new solutions and technologies to create a more sustainable future for all of us. With more than 145 GW of wind power installed worldwide and 40+ years of experience in wind energy, Vestas has an unmatched history demonstrating our expertise within the field.
With 29,000 employees globally, Vestas is a diverse team united by a common goal: to power the solution – today, tomorrow, and far into the future.
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