Wind Technician [On-site]
Company: EDF Renewables North America
Posted on: November 18, 2023
Scope of Position: EDF Renewables North America is a
market-leading independent power producer and service provider with
over 35 years of experience. We deliver grid-scale power: wind
(onshore and offshore), solar photovoltaic, and storage projects;
distribution-scale power: solar and storage; asset optimization:
technical, operational, and commercial expertise to maximize the
performance of generating projects, and onsite solutions, through
the Companys PowerFlex affiliate, offering a full suite of onsite
energy solutions for commercial and industrial customers: solar,
storage, EV charging, energy management systems, and microgrids.
This level is intended to perform as an assistant to an experienced
technician. This position, under specific direction from the site
supervisor, maintains turbines, including but not limited to
preventive maintenance and repairs as needed. Responsibilities:
- Work safely under all circumstances and seek guidance for any
work for which they are unfamiliar or do not feel competent to
- Operate and care for company property and equipment in an
efficient and safe manner.
- Change gearbox oil in a designated area or wind field.
- Grease/torque wind turbines.
- May also service turbines based on the type of turbine
(manufacturer) in multiple wind fields.
- Perform status checks including clearing error codes on
turbines and repairing the problems.
- Replace mechanical components.
- Service blade and hub components as required by turbine
- Complete on a daily basis, work orders, time cards and any
other required paperwork for the specific project/assignment.
- All other duties as assigned by the supervisor or his/her
designee.Working Conditions:Wind Technicians spend 100% of their
time in the field, excluding safety; supervisor and scheduled
training exercises. Wind Technicians work in teams and are provided
a company vehicle (service truck) in which they carry the required
tools and parts necessary to perform repairs and/or maintenance on
turbines in multiple wind fields on any given day. Generally,
Service Technicians work in extreme weather conditions.
- High school or equivalent: or up to one year related experience
or training: or equivalent combination of education and
- Successfully complete applicable safety and technical training
program for the entry level wind technician.
- Able to demonstrate some basic computer knowledge.
- Able to follow both verbal and written instructionsTo perform
this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each
essential duty satisfactorily.The requirements listed above are
representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability
required.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions.Physical Demands:The physical demands described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing
the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to:Stand,
climb, use hands to fingers, handle, or feel and reach with hands
and arms. The employee is frequently required to talk or hear.The
employee is regularly required to lift and/or move up to 35 pounds,
frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
- Able to work at heights, including climbing up and descending
towers, entering nacelles and hubs at extreme heights.
- Able to work in a mechanical environment. This may have been
achieved through formal training, previous work experience as an
auto mechanic or the ability to demonstrate that an individual is
- Able to operate company vehicles (field trucks) both on site as
well as on public roads and highways. Must have a current drivers
license with a good DMV printout.
- Demonstrate good work habits, including but not limited to
attendance, and maintaining a neat and orderly work
environment.Special Conditions of Employment:Physical Weight Limit
RestrictionDue to weight restrictions associated with life-saving
fall-arrest equipment employees are required to wear while working
at heights, maximum employee weight must not exceed 285 lbs.
Employee weight subject to review at any time throughout the
duration of employment and required annually at a minimum.Work
EnvironmentThe work environment characteristics described here are
representative of those an employee encounters while performing the
essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of
this job, the employee is frequently exposed to: Extreme weather
conditions, including cold, rain, wind, etc. Moving mechanical
parts and vibration Confined spaces The noise level in the work
environment is usually moderate. This roles salary range is between
$21.00 - $35.00 Hourly. In addition, EDF Renewables offers
best-in-class employment incentives, including.Competitive Bonus
incentives: This position is eligible for our annual bonus
programComprehensive Health Benefits: EDF Renewables USA pays 100%
of premiums for employee health benefits & provides low-cost
coverage for eligible dependentsRewarding 401k Package: EDF
Renewables provides a generous contribution with immediate
vestingWe are also proud to offer:Favorable time off programs,
including paid parental leaveRewarding Learning & Development
OpportunitiesPersonalized Financial 1:1 Coaching
WorkshopsSupportive Mentorship & Buddy ProgramsBe a part of an
innovative and collaborative team environment that fosters our goal
of Delivering renewable solutions to lead the transition to a
sustainable energy future.
Keywords: EDF Renewables North America, Minneapolis , Wind Technician [On-site], Professions , Monticello, Minnesota
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