Wind Technician

Company: BluEarth Renewables

Job Type: Permanent Full Time

Description

The Wind Technician is accountable for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of the Bow Lake Wind facility facility; working with the Wind Operations Supervisor to ensure safety, environmental, production and annual budget targets are achieved.

Key functions include:

  • Perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, troubleshooting and repairs of wind turbine subassemblies and related components;
  • Operate and care for company property and equipment in an efficient and safe manner;
  • Perform status checks including clearing error codes on wind turbines and repairing the problem;
  • Grease/torque wind turbines;
  • Change gearbox oil in a designated area or wind field;
  • Replace mechanical components;
  • Service blade and hub components as required;
  • Complete work orders, time cards and other paperwork when required for specific project or assignment;
  • Maintain respectful and harmonious working relationships with all external stakeholders on behalf of BEAM and the owners;
  • Upholds all aspects of BEAM’s Environmental, Health, & Safety policies, practices, and programs;
  • Uphold the company’s core values; and
  • All other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

 Key Success Factors

  • Assist in operating the facility while maintaining zero environmental, health and safety incidents and/or occurrences;
  • Assist in operating the facility to achieve greater than 98% availability, and maximizing project return while respecting approved budgets;
  • Work effectively and efficiently in a team environment;
  • Maintaining key relationships with landowners, stakeholders and agencies.

Education

  • Wind Turbine Technician certificate, Technical Diploma or Trade Certificate in Mechanical or Electrical; or
  • Other equivalent combinations of directly related post-secondary education and directly related experience may be considered.

 Experience

  • Minimum two years of Wind Power experience preferred; and
  • Experience working around high, medium, and low voltage equipment.

 Personal Characteristics & Skills

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety regulations, and operations, service and other procedural manuals;
  • Ability to read and understand electrical and hydraulic schematics;
  • Familiarity and competency with industry standard SCADA systems and software;
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills for both electrical and mechanical systems;
  • Familiarity with testing and troubleshooting equipment such as multimeters, voltage testers, etc.;
  • Driven to succeed in the role and grow skills to a senior level;
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written, with ability to write routine reports and correspondence;
  • Possess an action-oriented approach with a strong work ethic and high integrity;
  • Strategic thinker – able to understand and evaluate technical issues in relation to the overall business;
  • Able to work as part of a team with various personalities with limited supervision;
  • Able to exercise independent judgement and discretion, as well as act in a professional manner when representing the company;
  • Highly flexible and able to quickly adapt to changing priorities;
  • Reliable, dependable and professional; and
  • Possess a sense of ownership and pride in successful operations.

Job Requirements

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office product such as Excel, Power Point, and Outlook;
  • Valid driver’s license and 5-year drivers abstract;
  • Ability to travel within Canada and U.S.;
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • Physically capable of working safely in various environmental conditions, including cold and hot weather;
  • Physically capable of lifting and maneuvering items up to 50lbs;
  • Completion of a satisfactory pre-employment medical assessment, including Urine Drug Screen and / or Breath Alcohol test; and
  • Ability to work a varying schedule including early mornings, late evenings, weekends, and holidays, as well as on-call.

For more information and to apply, please visit the company website: www.bluearthrenewables.com/careers/Wind Technician