Our Client is seeking a Site Lead Technician. Position Description:The Site Lead Technician is responsible for the on-site operations, maintenance, repairs, and replacement of equipment at one of EDPR NA’s operating wind-energy generation sites. You will lead all areas of plant operations as directed by the Operations Manager.MAIN ACCOUNTABILITIES:• Ensure proper operation and maintenance of wind turbines and associated wind plant equipment, including substation and tower switchgear• Read schematics in order to troubleshoot complicated mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic problems with variable pitch, speed control systems, and components• Perform mechanical and electrical component repair and replacement of parts to correct malfunctions in accordance with all pertinent manufacturers’ requirements• Comply with all pertinent environmental health and safety programs• Perform preventive maintenance in accordance with OEM maintenance manuals• Adhere to effective internal controls• Perform data collection and prepare reports in order to meet reporting requirements• Perform QA/QC inspections in accordance with applicable SOP• Engage appropriate internal and external resources to correct performance issues• Monitor and ensure contractor performance and quality• Ensure that reliable electronic communication is maintained between the turbines, substation, site office, and home office• Facilitate periodic equipment inspections and reporting• Additional duties as required Position Requirements:REQUIRED EDUCATION: 1+ years of college or technical school education, or an equivalent combination of training and experienceREQUIRED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 2 – 5 years relevant experience in wind energy or a related industryREQUIRED KNOWLEDGE: Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office software, SQL Server software, facility management and reporting systems, and computerized diagnostic and troubleshooting tools; Familiarity with maintenance and electronic testing equipment (e.g., voltage testers, amp clamps, oscilloscopes, megohmmeters, infrared testers, hydraulic torque equipment, alignment tools, various hand and power tools) and with heavy equipment required for facility maintenance, including working knowledge of crane and rigging requirementsOTHER REQUIREMENTS:Ability to operate a motor vehicle and possession of a valid driver’s licenseAbility to frequently lift items weighing up to 60 pounds and to occasionally lift items weighing between 60 and 100 poundsAbility to work in extremely adverse weather conditionsAbility to work around low- and medium-voltage equipmentAbility to interpret and follow a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule formWritten and oral communication skillsAbility to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization existsAbility and willingness to travel occasionally to other operational sites within the US and Canada as neededAbility and willingness to work overtime on holidays and weekends and to work on short notice as needed due to on-call schedulingExperience with power plant operations and maintenance, wind plant operations and turbines (including turbine power converters specifically), high-voltage switching, and post-operational repair and maintenance of turbines preferredAbility to occasionally perform physical tasks including standing, sitting, walking, kneeling, twisting, reaching, and climbing at project locations in order to inspect equipment or collect informationAbility to climb turbine towers up to 95 meters in heightAbility and willingness to respond to site emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, as needed
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