Wind Technician Apprentice

Full-time
Remote friendly (US, Western NY Ops, NY United States of America)

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The Wind Technician Apprentice will work at a wind farm in Bliss, NY (address of the site is: 3700 route 78 Bliss, NY 14024). The typical work hours are Monday - Friday, 6am - 4.30pm. The role also requires working on-call hours and overtime.

Any experience with turbines by GE 1.5, Vestas V-80 and/or Siemens 2.3 turbines is a plus.

Applicants must live in the area, or be willing to move, and have a valid driver's license.

The person holding this position is responsible for safe operation and maintenance of wind turbine power generation equipment.

Duties & responsibilities:

  • Conduct all work activities in a professional, environmentally conscious, and safe manner.
  • Assure operational efficiency, unit reliability and compliance with safety and environmental standards. Maintain and complete tactical processes in a team oriented, multi-discipline environment.
  • Maintain, troubleshoot, and repair wind turbine generation equipment.
  • Carry out troubleshooting and repair activities to ensure that wind turbine generation equipment work at the optimum levels.
  • Perform general and preventative maintenance on generators, pitch systems, yaw systems, cooling systems, and other wind turbine support systems.
  • Perform predictive, preventive and corrective maintenance.
  • Experience in troubleshooting and correcting mechanical issues with gearboxes, pumps and other rotating equipment.
  • Experience in rotating machinery alignment.
  • Complete other tasks as requested by the Lead Technician or Facilities Manager.
  • Varying day shift schedule allow up to 6 days a week of coverage. Will also be required to respond to call outs and work overtime as needed.
  • Ability to enforce to and follow all safety policies.
  • Ability to perform inspections of safety equipment, vehicles, personal protective equipment, and plant equipment.
  • Must be timely and track time accurately.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Good decision-making skills.
  • Proven planning and interpersonal skills.
  • Capability to multi-task and prioritize work.
  • Ability to handle constantly evolving and emerging work priorities schedules and prioritizes work.
  • Ability to understand and read electrical drawings and to read, write and comprehend technical information.
  • Good digital literacy including Microsoft Office and other computer-based efficiency tools.
  • Demonstrates decision making abilities, long term developmental capabilities and networking skills.
  • Must have an unrestricted driver’s license and speak English.
  • Must meet the weight requirements for the safety equipment and wind turbine equipment.

Education:

  • High School Diploma or GED required.

Technical Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Ability to work in mechanically and electrically oriented situations.
  • Previous equivalent related experience and/or as the Company may determine to be an appropriate skill level.
  • Successful completion of all training, education courses and/or skill level testing required by the Company for entry into this position.
  • Knowledge of basic electrical testing equipment, commonly used bolts and torque values.

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Attention to detail and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Work under pressure, remaining focused and calm in the face of distractions.
  • Possess high safety and environmental awareness.
  • Ability to optimally communicate and interact with diverse groups.
  • Ability to continuously learn and adapt to change.
  • Troubleshoot complicated mechanical and electrical problems on variable pitch, variable speed turbines.

Working Conditions:

  • Requires climbing ladders, standing, sitting, walking, kneeling, twisting, and climbing stairs to inspect, or collect data on plant equipment.
  • Outdoor conditions may run from very cold to hot and humid. Will work in confined spaces, dust, grease & oil and be exposed to loud noise.
  • Requires occasional travel outside service area.
  • Requires wearing personal protective safety equipment (respirators, safety glasses, hard hat, appropriate footwear, ear plugs, etc.)
  • Must have the ability to work at elevated spaces and be able to climb a 300-foot tower ladder daily.
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 40 pounds.
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions.
  • Must be able to operate power tools such as grease guns, impact guns and rotating saws.
  • Must have the ability to operate hand tools such as wrenches, pliers and screwdrivers.

AES is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to building strength and delivering long-term sustainability through diversity and inclusion. Respecting all backgrounds, differences and perspectives enables us to improve the lives of our people, customers, suppliers, contractors, and the communities in which we live and work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and/or expression, race, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. E-Verify Notice: AES will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.

The expected salary for this position, at commencement of employment, is between $22.95 and $28.69/Hourly; however, base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements such as annual bonus, in addition to a full range of medical, dental, vision, life, financial, and/or other benefits (including 401(k) eligibility and various paid time off benefits, such as vacation, sick time, and parental leave), dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if a candidate receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an β€œat-will position” and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.