EDP Renewables

United States

1-2 years


25 June, 2024

Wind Technician

Job description

Exciting entry-level position, the Wind Technician I is an essential member of the Wind Farm that is responsible for the on-site operations, maintenance, repairs, and replacement of equipment at one of EDPR NA’s wind-energy generation sites. Tasks include but are not limited to completing Lock-Out-Tag-Out (LOTO), Tail Board, and documentation that is necessary to support wind turbine maintenance safely.  This team member will also conduct inspections of equipment, tools, and facilities for compliance with EDPR policies, governmental safety guidelines, and environmental regulations. The ideal candidate is seeking an opportunity to showcase their knowledge and skills in a dynamic team setting with a passion for renewable energy as EDPR is changing tomorrow now!

About the role

  • Ensure proper operation and maintenance of wind turbines and associated wind plant equipment including substation and tower switchgear
  • Proactively look for improvement opportunities to job-appropriate processes and procedures and communicate through appropriate channels or implement improvements using the appropriate control management protocol
  • Identify gaps in safety standards and safety risks in the environment, implement effective risk mitigation and provide recommendations to higher-level technical staff and management
  • Demonstrate and promote integrity, strong initiative, and teamwork
  • Comply with all pertinent environmental health and safety programs and act as a safety role model
  • Work with and respond to EDPRs Remote Operations Control Center when necessary to coordinate remote operations
  • Complete all required training in a satisfactory manner and timeframe
  • Participate in on-the-job training with on-site personnel
  • Document all work performed using computer-based service reporting procedures
  • Adhere to internal controls in effect
  • Additional duties as required

About you

  • High school diploma or equivalent; technical school education preferred
  • The ideal candidate should have a strong mechanical background, specifically gearing-related.
  • 1 – 2 years relevant experience in wind energy or a related industry (preferred)
  • Understanding of Microsoft products and complementing products
  • Experience with power plant operations and maintenance, wind plant operations and turbines (including turbine power converters specifically), high voltage switching, and post-operational repair and maintenance of turbines (preferred)
  • Familiarity with maintenance and electronic testing equipment (e.g., voltage testers, amp clamps, hydraulic torque equipment, alignment tools, various hand, and power tools) and with heavy equipment required for facility maintenance including working knowledge of crane and rigging requirements (preferred)
  • Proficient knowledge of SQL Server software, facility management, reporting systems, and computerised diagnostic and troubleshooting tools (preferred)
  • Willingness and ability to pass a background investigation and drug test
  • Valid driver’s license with a safe driving record