Blade Technician

Wanzek Construction- Headquarters Amarillo, TX
POSITION SUMMARY:

This position is responsible for daily operations and maintenance of wind turbines. This will require an extensive amount of travel throughout the US. This person must have a "safety first" attitude with an understanding of doing the job right the first time.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

* Promote and comply with all Company and safety policies and procedures

* Working in and around wind turbines.

* Climb multiple wind towers on a daily basis.

* Ability to professionally interact with customers and coworkers on a daily basis.

* Demonstrate safety as a top priority

* Install, inspect, maintain, operate and repair wind turbines

* Diagnose and fix any problem that could cause the turbine to be shut down unexpectedly or fail to operate properly

* Climb towers to inspect, troubleshoot, or repair turbine equipment

* Perform routine maintenance on wind turbines

* Test electrical components and systems, as well as mechanical and hydraulic systems

* Troubleshoot mechanical, hydraulic, or electrical malfunctions

* Service underground transmission systems, wind field substations, or fiber optic sensing and control systems

* Replace worn or malfunctioning components.

* Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

* High school diploma or equivalent

* Must possess an active Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC) or have the ability to obtain a TWIC card

* Technical 2 or 4-year degree or certificate wind energy or related preferred

* Minimum one (1) years' experience working in and around wind turbine, specifically for troubleshooting and preventative maintenance, or wind energy degree or certificate.

* Ability to demonstrate basic industrial safety practices / protocols including LOTO.

* Experience using basic power and hydraulic tools.

* Valid Driver's License. (CDL Preferred)

* Strong attention to detail and ability to follow directions with precise execution.

* Basic computer operation skills and familiarity with internet based program navigation.

* Ability to read, interpret and understand basic drawings and schematics.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

* Ability to climb stairs and ladders up to 125 meters in height

* Able to work in demanding physical and inclement weather conditions.

* Able to maintain certifications required to perform the work, including but not limited to: First Aid / CPR, Tower Climb and Rescue, LOTO, Arc Flash, etc.

* Comfort working remotely in a turbine as part of a team with limited supervisory interaction

* Take reasonable care of your own and others' health and safety and of those who may be affected in the day-to-day delivery of this role by taking personal responsibility for working to the Wanzek's Zero Injury principles

* Read, analyze and interpret technical procedures, reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals

* Effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public

* Add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals

* Common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form

* Deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations

* Ability to use hydraulic tension and torque tooling.

* Knowledge of entering and exiting the rotor. This includes locking out the rotor.

* Knowledge of using the internal chain hoist.

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER