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Alliant Energy Wind Turbine Technician - Journey in Spirit Lake, Iowa

5459BRJob Responsibilities:

Performs wind farm operations, inspections and maintenance as may be assigned such as:

  • Performs electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, instrument and control and PLC troubleshooting, maintaining, calibrating, repairing, cleaning, inspecting and constructing of equipment and systems for the generation facility.

  • Maintains performance monitoring and control equipment, including programmable logic controllers (PLC’s). Monitors wind turbine performance. Keeps testing records as assigned.

  • Maintains warehouse, orders supplies and parts as needed. Performs regular inspections of electrical system.

  • Participates during overhauls of all related plant equipment. Performs routine tests.

  • Performs routine predictive maintenance activities including, thermography, vibration analysis, oil and cooling water sampling.

  • Operates and/or obtains information from various mechanical and electrical devices used to support specific equipment diagnostics or work activities; gathers, interprets and logs data.

  • Is proficient in the use of machine tools and various hand powered tools as job needs dictate. Operates mobile and heavy equipment to perform maintenance tasks.

  • Supports safety, plant reliability, productivity, and plant efficiency improvements by participating in various continuous improvement activities.

  • Performs all work according to established procedures and safety practices.

  • Performs various generating plant and shop area housekeeping functions.

  • Performs limited medium voltage switching and grounding at turbines and substations.

  • Performs other duties that are similar, related, or incidental to this position.

    Working Conditions

  • Indoor and outdoor, including extreme heat and cold; exposure to dirt, weather, grease, electricity, moisture, dust, and noise; extended periods of sitting or standing may be required. Exposure to normal workplace hazards where normal safety precautions are required. Working at extreme heights is required. Work in confined spaces with diverse environmental conditions is required

Requisition ID:5459BRPosition Type:Regular Recruiting Location(s):Spirit Lake, IA Schedule Type:Full-Time Posting Details: Are you a Wind Turbine Technician looking for a new opportunity with a stable company? If you enjoy challenges, and have strong mechanical and electrical skills we invite you to consider Alliant Energy.

What sets us apart?

  • Competitive pay and an excellent benefits package

  • A dedication to career growth and development

  • A culture that elevates our core values of live safety, do the right thing, care for others, make things better, act for tomorrow, and think beyond – be bold.

  • A chance to create a positive impact on our local communities.

    Alliant Energy is currently seeking a Wind Turbine Technician, at the journey level - to work at our Richland Wind Farm located in Sac County, IA.

In this critical role you will be responsible for the operation and performance of over 53 wind turbines with a generating capacity of 130 Megawatts (enough power for approximately 50,000 homes.)

This position performs a variety of work connected with the operations, maintenance inspections and testing

of wind turbine sites. This includes varied electrical, hydraulic, mechanical, and instrument and control activities and other duties necessary to maintain the generation facility to which they are assigned.

  • Residency Requirement: 120 Minutes from the Richland Wind Farm Operations Center

  • Training Locations located at Upland Prairie Wind Farm in Clay and Dickinson County, English Farm Wind Farm in Poweshiek County, Golden Plains in Kossuth and Winnebago Counties, Whispering Willow in Franklin County, and Marshalltown, IA.

  • This position is posted at a Journey level, apprentice candidates will not be considered

  • All Alliant Energy employees must apply through the Company Intranet (The Compass) using Bid Form ECRM1234447 on or before Removal Date listed below to be considered for this vacancy.

Job Category:Construction/New Energy Resource Job Qualifications: Required Experience

  • Associate Degree in Wind turbine - technical college

  • In lieu of 2 years of wind turbine technical college, two years of experience on wind turbines is required

  • 2 years of electronic study beyond high school or, 2 years of experience in electronics work

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license

  • Must have residence within 120 minutes of the Richland Wind Farm

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems

  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate work and work with others

  • Strong sense of personal and technical responsibility

  • Intermediate to Advanced computer literacy

  • Basic software skills

  • Possesses skills in basic electricity - math

  • Knowledge in theory and skill in non-structural welding (MIG / TIG)

  • Mechanical comprehension

  • Ability to work from blueprints, diagrams, drawings, and specifications

  • Knowledge of plant operations and systems

  • Must possess technical ability

  • Must be able to climb the tower

  • Knowledge of company safety rules

  • High degree of mechanical and/or electrical aptitude

  • Ability to perform the physical requirements of the job

  • Ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse work environment

  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements

    Applications will be accepted until a qualified pool of candidates is received.

Our Values: It's not just what we do; it's how we do it.

Live Safety. Everyone. Always | Make Things Better | Care For Others | Do The Right Thing | Act For Tomorrow | Thing Beyond. Be Bold

Alliant Energy is committed to providing an inclusive work environment for all and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this dedication, Alliant Energy works to ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations.

All candidates selected for employment with Alliant Energy will be required to successfully complete a drug screen and background check.

Disclaimer: The above information on this description has been crafted to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not crafted to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Posting Title:Wind Turbine Technician - Journey