General Electric Wind Energy Lead Technician - Kossuth (Luverne, IA) in Des Moines, Iowa
Job Description Summary
We are the doers. The leaders. The makers. The change-bringers. We are all different, uniting to solve the world’s toughest challenges. Our teams are hungry to make history, acting with integrity to relentlessly improve people’s lives. With every weld, every sale, and every code we write we keep the world in motion. It’s time to stop dreaming about the future; let’s build it together.
The Wind Energy Lead Technician is a critical and active role accountable for optimized operations, critical and creative thinking, and site safety & leadership. Working directly with the site manager/supervisor, overall scope includes executing daily site operations, turbine maintenance and output, as well as exemplify excellence in leadership, safety, and quality control.
Essential Responsibilities :
The Lead Technician partners closely with the site leadership to execute on contract requirements and timelines and ensures alignment with GE operational excellence!
As the Wind Energy Lead Technician, you will:
Collaborate and oversee contractual obligations and activities, working closely with the site manager and various customers daily, to include any portion of the electrical and mechanical equipment used in wind turbines.
Support and execute initiatives to drive results to meet the established KPI’s and site financial targets.
Be innovative and engaged in facility operations aligned with the site plan to include creative problem solving with LEAN thinking.
Troubleshoot complicated mechanical and electrical problems including; variable pitch systems, variable speed control systems, and components.
Perform all mechanical and electrical component maintenance, repair, and replacement of parts to correct any malfunctions.
Perform a variety of administrative duties as well as be responsible for EHS (Environmental Health and Safety) SQC, (Quality Control) and other relevant compliance areas.
Assist with Profit & Loss (P&L) reporting responsibilities and responsible for spare parts/tool inventory.
Provide ongoing training and development with current site technicians and new technicians.
High School Diploma or GED
Minimum of 3 years of wind turbine experience
Minimum of 1 year of relevant leadership experience
Ability and Willingness to:
Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license
Handle repetitive weight – 50 lbs. and climb towers up to 300 feet daily
Meet specified manufacturer weight limits not to exceed 300 lbs. including required gear
Understand electrical schematic drawings, technical manuals, procedures, and regulations
Work in range of environments to include but not limited to industrial facilities, manufacturing facilities, and power industry facilities
Flexibility to work rotating shift schedules, and on-call per site needs
Desired Characteristics :
Bachelor’s Degree in a Technical, Electrical, or Electronics field from an accredited college or university
Additional Technical Certification in Wind Energy or Electrical / Electronic field
Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills and able to effectively work with a wide variety of personnel at all levels inside and outside of the Wind Farm
Ability, willingness, and adaptability to take initiative and work without direct supervision
Advanced computer skills utilizing word processing, spreadsheet processing, e-mail programs, facility control and management systems, and computer diagnostic and troubleshooting tools
Wind facility operations experience and wind turbine experience
GE Employees Only-My learning High Voltage Tests such as: GEE-PROD-W025-WIND - 2.20 Substations and Transformers / GEE-PROD-W026-WIND - 2.21 Padmount Transformer Switching/ GEE-PROD-W027-WIND - 2.23 Substation & Interconnect Switching
Advanced electrical, mechanical, and/or hydraulic experience
Experience with heavy equipment required for facility maintenance with a working knowledge of crane and rigging requirements
Comprehensive writing skills to meet contractual reporting obligations, as required
GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer (https://assets.phenompeople.com/CareerConnectResources/GE11GLOBAL/en_global/desktop/assets/images/poster_screen_reader_optimized_w_supplement.pdf) . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).
Relocation Assistance Provided: No
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