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General Electric Wind Technician - Coyote Ridge (White, SD) in Pierre, South Dakota

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.

GE’s Onshore wind power capacity is growing fast and will continue to rise steadily in the coming years. As we continue to grow and develop new and existing wind sites, Onshore Wind has an ongoing need to build our field teams with the right individuals that possess a willingness to learn, contribute and grow. As part of the GE family, training and development, safety, and career progression lead our initiatives to provide opportunity and growth in all areas.

The Wind Technician at the Coyote Ridge Wind Farm near Brookings, SD is a critical and active role to maintain optimal function and output at the wind site by working daily on turbine operations, required maintenance, safety, quality control and warranty repair(s). The Wind Technician partners and communicates with the Site Lead and Manager to execute on contract requirements and timelines and ensures alignment with GE excellence!

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

As the Wind Technician – Coyote Ridge, you will:

  • Work with site leadership to execute contractual obligations per customer requirements and activities set forth with on a daily basis, which include any portion of the electrical and mechanical equipment used in the GE wind turbine generator;

  • Perform maintenance, repair or replacement of parts to correct malfunctions;

  • Troubleshoot complex mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical problems on variable pitch & variable speed turbines;

  • Help in all areas of site operations as directed by manager with minimal supervision,

  • Perform some diagnostic electrical analysis;

  • Document all work performed using computer based service reporting procedures and

  • Work with and respond to GE’s remote operations center when necessary.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED, and

  • Minimum of 1 year(s) experience as a Wind Technician or Wind Mechanic

OR

  • Minimum of 2 years of work experience inclusive of hydraulic, electrical, and experience using basic power hydraulic tools, AND Passing a Technical Knowledge Assessment, basic computer skills.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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 300lbs including required gear.

  • Understand electrical schematic drawings, technical manuals, procedures, and regulations.

  • Ability and willingness to 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

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in a Technical, Electrical, or Electronics field from an accredited college or university

  • Technical Certification in Wind Energy or Electrical / Electronic field

  • Ability to work with a wide variety of personnel at all levels inside and outside of the Wind Farm

  • Wind turbine experience

  • Ability and willingness to take initiative, and work without direct supervision

  • Electrical, mechanical, and/or hydraulic experience

  • Experience using hydraulic power tools

  • Experience with heavy equipment required for facility maintenance with a working knowledge of crane and rigging requirements

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at https://assets.phenompeople.com/CareerConnectResources/GE11GLOBAL/englobal/desktop/assets/images/posterscreenreaderoptimizedwsupplement.pdf . at http://www.ge.com/sites/default/files/15-000845%20EEO%20combined.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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