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Wind Technician II

Company: Clearway Energy
Location: Mojave
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:

About Us
Clearway Energy Group is leading the transition to a world powered by clean energy. Along with our public affiliate Clearway Energy, Inc., we own and operate over 7.5 gigawatts of renewable and conventional energy assets across the country. As we develop a nationwide pipeline of new renewable energy projects for the future, Clearway's 5 gigawatts of wind, solar, and energy storage assets offset the equivalent of nearly 8.8 million metric tons of carbon emissions for our customers today. Clearway Energy Group is headquartered in San Francisco, CA with offices in Carlsbad, CA; Scottsdale, AZ; Houston, TX; and Princeton, NJ. For more information, visit clearwayenergygroup.com.

Job Summary
Reporting to the Assistant Site Manager at Alta II, the Wind Technician II is responsible for assisting in the performance of wind turbine mechanical, hydraulic, and electric component maintenance. The primary objective is to maintain safe, effective, efficient, and profitable wind turbine operation.

Principal Responsibilities & Key Results


  • Follow safety procedures, observe safe working practices and maintain a safe working environment.
  • Troubleshoot complicated mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical problems on variable pitch, variable speed wind turbines.
  • Help in all areas of site operations as directed by Site Supervisor and Site Manager with minimal supervision.
  • Assist in the training and development of lower level operation and maintenance personnel.
  • Perform all mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical component maintenance, repair and replacement to correct malfunctions.
  • Documents all work performed, parts utilized, and time spent using computer-based service reporting procedures.
  • Read and understand electrical schematics and wiring diagrams.
  • Use electrical test equipment to assist in troubleshooting and testing.
  • Operate and maintain a service vehicle.
  • Maintain hand tools in good working order and well organized.
  • Lead maintenance and troubleshooting crews as necessary.
  • Safely perform LOTO and mentor lower level technicians in LOTO.
  • Perform balance of plant and switchyard work as required.
  • Work a flexible on call schedule when needed. This may include weeknights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Operate and maintain a service vehicle.


    Knowledge & Skills

    • Able to meet requirements of CEG's Qualified Electrical Worker program.
    • Able to climb towers unassisted up to 300 feet. Job will require standing outside the nacelle and nosecone at the top of the turbine.
    • Must possess a valid driver's license and good driving record.
    • Able to work with electrical wires and differentiate between color coded wires.
    • Able to safely work in a wide range of adverse climates and environments
    • Able to travel as required.
    • Knowledge of and the ability to use various hand tools.
    • Able to work safely in a confined space.
    • Have an in depth understanding of the different components of the wind turbine including the electrical pitch system, computerized control system, and the power conversion unit as well as knowledge and understanding of OEM approved mechanical maintenance methods and practices.
    • Able to communicate verbally and in writing and able to work without direct supervision during performance of work.
    • Possess the skills to perform mechanical and electrical equipment repairs.
    • Able to create, edit or modify Microsoft Word and Excel documents.


      Qualifications

      • An Associate's degree (electrical or technical) and six months turbine experience, or a high school diploma/GED and one-year wind turbine experience
      • Previous experience in SAP is preferred.

        Clearway will not sponsor nonimmigrant visas for this position (H-1B, TN, E-3, etc.).

Keywords: Clearway Energy, Lancaster , Wind Technician II, Professions , Mojave, California

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