Wind Technician- Panhandle
New Braunfels , Texas
October 06, 2016
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GE Renewable Energy

Business Segment

Renewable Energy OnShore Wind

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GE Renewable Energy is a 9 billion dollar start-up that brings together one of the broadest product and service portfolios of the renewable energy industry. With 13,000 employees present in more than 40 countries, and headquartered in Paris, GE Renewable Energy is backed-up by the resources of the world's first digital industrial company. We take the earth's most abundant resources - the strength of the wind, the force of water, and the heat of the sun, - and put them to work with breakthrough technology that unleashes their true possibilities. Combining onshore and offshore wind, hydro and innovative technologies such as concentrated solar power, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 370 gigawatts capacity globally to make the world work better and cleaner.

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Posted Position Title

Wind Technician- Panhandle

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Function Segment

Field Services

Location(s) Where Opening Is Available United States

U.S. State, China or Canada Provinces




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Role Summary/Purpose

The Wind Technician at the Panhandle Wind Farm in Panhandle, TX will be responsible for the operations, maintenance, and warranty repair of wind turbine generators. In this role, you will troubleshoot mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical problems on variable pitch and variable speed turbines.

Essential Responsibilities

As the Wind Technician - Panhandle, you will:

* Work closely with project owners and various customers on a daily basis to oversee contractual obligations and activities, which include any portion of the electrical and mechanical equipment used in the GE 1.5 wind turbine generator

* Perform maintenance, repair or replacement of parts to correct malfunctions

* Troubleshoot complicated mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical problems on variable pitch, variable speed turbines

* Help in all areas of site operations as directed by manager with minimal supervision

* Perform all mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical component maintenance, repair or replacement of parts to correct malfunctions

* Perform some diagnostic electrical analysis

* Document all work performed using computer based service reporting procedures

* Work with and respond to GE's remote operations center when necessary


* Associate's Degree in a Technical Electrical / Electronic discipline from an accredited college or university (OR High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 3 years of work experience in electrical / electronic repair industry)


* Ability and willingness to possess and maintain a valid driver's license

* Ability and willingness to handle repetitive weight - 50 lbs

* Ability and willingness to climb towers up to 300 feet

* Ability and willingness to work in all weather conditions

* Ability to meet specific OSHA weight limits of 250 to 300lbs max

* Ability and willingness to work in range of environments to include but not limited to industrial facilities, manufacturing facilities, and power industry facilities

* Ability and willingness to be available for rotation shift schedules 24 hours, seven days a week

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Desired Characteristics

* Ability to work with a wide variety of personnel at all levels inside and outside of the Wind Farm

* Wind turbine experience

* Ability and willingness to take initiative, and work without direct supervision

* Ability and willingness to read, interpret technical manuals, procedures, and regulations

* Ability to write reports, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure

* Electrical / mechanical background

* Experience with heavy equipment required for facility maintenance with a working knowledge of crane and rigging requirements

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