NRG Energy, Inc. Wind Turbine Tech III in Bruni, Texas

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Location: Cedro Hill Wind Farm

Wind Technician III

Responsibilities:

  • Follow safety procedures, observe safe working practices and maintain a safe working environment.

  • Troubleshoot complicated mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical problems on variable pitch, variable speed wind turbines.

  • Assist other sites with remote troubleshooting.

  • Perform all mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical component maintenance, repair and replacement to correct malfunctions.

  • Use electrical test equipment to assist in troubleshooting and testing.

  • Help in all areas of site operations as directed by Site Supervisor and Site Manager with minimal supervision.

  • Assist in the training and development of lower level operation and maintenance personnel.

  • Lead crews with direction from the Site Supervisor or Site Manager with minimal supervision.

  • Documents all work performed, parts used and time spent using computer based service reporting procedures.

  • Read and understand electrical schematics and wiring diagrams.

  • Operate and maintain a service vehicle.

  • Maintain hand tools in good working order and well organized.

  • Support the training and development of Tech I and Tech IIs on-site.

  • Safely perform LOTO and mentor lower level technicians in LOTO.

  • Perform balance of plant and switchyard work as required.

Qualifications:

  • Have an in depth understanding of the different components of the wind turbine including the electricalpitch system, computerized control system and the power conversion unit as well as knowledge and understanding of OEM approved mechanical maintenance methods and practices.

  • Must have demonstrated the ability to identify and implement continuous improvement opportunities.

  • Able to successfully complete NRG s high voltage and substation training.

  • Have awareness and understand of the business of the wind site, specifically the site financials, site performance, and site priorities.

  • Possess the skills to perform mechanical and electrical equipment repairs.

  • Able to communicate verbally and in writing and able to work without direct supervision during performance of work.

  • A high school diploma or GED is required.

  • Possess an A.S. degree (electrical or technical) and 2 years turbine experience, or 3 years wind turbine experience.

o Possess at least one year of independent turbine troubleshooting experience, and be able to troubleshoot turbines without assistance.

  • Be able to create, edit or modify Microsoft Wordand Excel documents.

o Previous experience in SAP is preferred.

  • Must possess a valid driver's license and good driving record.

Requirements:

  • Able to safely handle and work with objects weighing up to 50 pounds without assistance and up to 100 pounds with assistance.

  • Able to report to the work site without transportation assistance.

  • Ability to climb towers unassisted up to 300 feet. Job will require standing outside the nacelle and nosecone at the top of the turbine.

  • Able to work with electrical wires and differentiate between color coded wires.

  • Able to safely work in a wide range of adverse climates and environments.

  • Able to travel as required.

  • Able to work safely in a confined space.

  • Able to meet requirements of NRG s Qualified Electrical Worker program.

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Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

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