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VESTAS AMERICAN WIND TECHNOLOGY INC Technician II in Iowa Falls, Iowa

Wind Turbine Technician II in US, Iowa Falls, IA

At Vestas, we live our company values of Accountability, Collaboration, Simplicity and Passion. In an innovative and evolving industry, we change quickly to meet the needs of our customers. Our motivation is to preserve the environment through sustainable energy solutions. If this aligns with your values and enthusiasm, we want to hear from you!

Group of 10 technicians that service 181 V82 Mk. 5 turbines near Iowa Falls, Iowa and 18 V82 Mk. 4 turbines near Kensett, Iowa. The sites are owned by Alliant Energy and Madison Gas and Electric which has contracted Vestas to service their projects within the Midwest region. The Service Technician role is to service complex hydraulic and electrical controls circuits to maintain a wind turbine. The customer relies on our safe work practices, technical insight, teamwork, leadership, and fiscal stewardship to maintain the turbines in their best condition to generate power at the lowest overall cost.

Responsibilities

Complete routine maintenances, repairs and troubleshooting of wind turbines.

  • Closely adheres to all safety standards and procedures. Identifies risks and gaps in safety execution in the operational environment and either stops work / escalates or implements defined and appropriate mitigation methods with appropriate oversight. Always demonstrates risk-averse safety behavior. Provides recommendations to higher level technical staff and management regarding everything safety. Encourages and recognizes others completing safe acts and intervenes when unsafe acts are practiced.

  • Demonstrates integrity, positive initiative, work ethic, as well as a focus on safety and quality of work on a continuous basis.

  • Performs basic level wind turbine service and installation tasks as assigned. This includes introductory operation and use of tools and basic turbine equipment. Documents tasks where required and enters data into the company information system (e.g. SAP).

  • Effectively gathers information regarding equipment (e.g. turbine) status. Seeks assistance when encountering turbine issues outside trained skill level to ensure growth in execution.

  • Follows defined instructions and maintenance schedules, implementing plans as directed and performs according to reasonably detailed written and verbal instructions.

  • Effectively contributes to a positive team environment through assisting teammates in accomplishing mutual goals, supporting, and promoting team spirit and collaboration.

  • Proactively looks for improvement opportunities to job related processes and procedures and communicates through appropriate channels.

  • Interfaces with customer at a minimal level; may respond to some basic customer inquiries and will refer most customer inquiries to higher level technical staff or manager. Always demonstrates solid customer focus.

  • This role will require travel, working overtime, including working a flexible and variable work schedule as needed to meet business requirementsts.

  • Perform other tasks as assigned.

Support Teams, day to day planning,

inventory and tooling counts

Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Minimum one (1) years' experience working with hydraulic, electrical, mechanical and composite skills OR in absence of experience, a certificate of completion from an accepted Wind Technician program of equivalent scope.

  • Ability to demonstrate basic industrial safety practices / protocols including LOTO and Test-Verify-Test.

  • Experience using basic power and hydraulic tools.

  • Valid Driver's License and ability to obtain a Passport.

  • Significant attention to detail and ability to follow directions with precise execution.

  • Good interpersonal and customer relation skills.

  • Able to effectively collaborate ith employees at all professional levels and ability to respectfully follow supervision.

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

  • Ability to read, interpret and understand basic drawings and schematics

Competencies

Ability to read, comprehend and write in English.

  • Ability to support small teams or groups of people

Ability to climb stairs and ladders 60-125 meters in height.

  • Ability to lift, push, pull, carry items up to 50 lbs in weight.

  • Ability to stand, stoop, kneel, and bend for prolonged periods of time.

  • Ability to grip and manually manipulate, often with repetitive motion, items such as, but not limited to, hand tools, turbine parts.

  • Comfort working in confined spaces and at heights over 100 meters.

  • Ability to successfully participate in all training courses, including high-angle rescue and training.

  • Periodic walking.

  • Ability to hear and use close range radios.

  • Strong field of vision including visual depth perception and ability to distinguish colors.

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

  • Comfort working remotely in a Turbine as part of a team with limited supervisory interaction.

  • Ability to work in a respirator, including passing a respirator medical evaluation and fit test (required to be clean shaven) as some assignments may require respirator use.

KPI's

Safety, Quality, Profitability

What we Offer

As a member of the Vestas team, we offer a attractive salary and one of the most comprehensive benefits plans in the industry. Among the many amenities we offer fully funded healthcare; dental; vision; vacation and sick time; generous 401(k) plan; tuition assistance; and much more.

A DAY IN THE LIFE In this intermediate- level position, you'll use your skills and training to perform maintenance and installation work on assigned wind turbines under minimal supervision. You will be provided with defined schedules and procedures including safety protocol, verbal/ written instructions, but you may provide mentorship to entry-level technicians. During a typical day, you may be working 250+ feet above the ground or working in small spaces to perform maintenance and repairs. You'll be outside, and sometimes the weather isn't great. You'll be climbing, carrying tools and equipment, and moving parts to complete your work. Teamwork is a priority here, and our reputation for professionalism, safety and attention to detail are important to our customers. We also encourage recommendations to improve the safety and quality of our work. MORE ABOUT YOU You will need a safety-focused mindset Your positive attitude will contribute to your ability to work in a team environment, while being motivated and taking initiative in daily tasks You can identify solutions to issues with process of elimination You will bring at least a year of wind experience or a wind certificate with 2-3 years of experience in a heavy industrial background

It is the policy of Vestas to afford equal employment opportunity without regard to age, race, religion, color, gender, or national origin, and to afford equal opportunity to veterans and individuals with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, provincial, or local law. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and interview process should notify a

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