Self-Hoist Crane Operator Level 2
Company: EDP Renovaveis
Posted on: May 3, 2021
This position is for the Operator II, level on the EDPR Heavy
Assembly Lift Operations team (HALO). This position is for a person
with the right skills to be trained in operating a self-hoisting
crane and have the ability and experience to replace major
components of a wind turbine. The position requires a comprehensive
understanding and ability to apply your experience and education in
all elements required for the successful large corrective crane
operations. This includes, but is not limited to, completing Lock
out Tag out (LOTO), Tail Board meetings, and job specific
documentation that is required to conduct corrective maintenance in
the safest manner possible. Perform inspections of equipment,
tools, vehicles and rigging for compliance with EDPR policy and
Governmental Safety and Environmental regulations. This person must
be a self-motivated, self-starter and with a strong ability to
recognize opportunities, take actions to achieve results, model and
The HALO Operator 2 member will support the Lead Operator with
ensuring team and equipment readiness to perform the day's work.
Your time will be spent supporting the ground and up tower
functions from arranging the ground works, operating the crane,
hoisting tools and parts up and down along with exchanging large
turbine components. You will lead regional support technicians in
the field with ground and up-tower works. Daily works will be
centered around doing what it takes to safely replace major
components and crane operations. Stop work times are usually at
breaking/transition/milestone points and can vary from day to day
depending on safety and progress.
- Support the HALO project manager with development of Standard
Operating Procedures for heavy lift and self-hoisting crane to
include, but not limited to: general crane works, transportation
methods, component use inspection, field preparation plans and so
on, in-line with Corporate Policies and Best-Known Practices;
- As requested by or in the absence of the Lead Operator:
Supervise HALO team and project supplied workers;
- Support the planning and coordination for all required
maintenance of crane system and components in compliance with OEM
- Perform major corrective replacements and repairs (gearbox,
generator, rotor, main-shaft, blade) with self-hoisting crane.
Confirm up tower components match workorder components and
- Train and instruct other technicians to perform crane and
component replacement works;
- Perform heavy rigging operations for component
- Ensure the crane schedule is accurate and up to date and work
with the Project Manager to make any changes
- Support troubleshooting for any turbine faults and/or Crane
faults during the exchange process;
- Support the Lead Operator in coordinating with the site
manager(s): any site-specific requirements, point of contact, sign
in, site logistics policy, muster points, site evacuation plan,
area services and so on to ensure all safety, reporting, local
municipal and regulatory requirements are met;
- Support with the establishment of the site communication plan
and group. Communicate with the windfarm manager and HALO manager
daily, prepare Plan Of the Day (POD) with, at minimum, text message
updates on end of day (EOD) status;
- Manage self-hoisting crane components to ensure longevity and
ready to use condition always;
- Provide the HALO Lead and windfarm manager any punch list items
to ensure proper follow up of any pending issues following exchange
- Ensure that onsite work creates minimum impact to surrounding
environment. Minimize the work extending beyond existing roads and
- As needed, confirm and communicate with the Central Maintenance
team for component deliveries and preparedness;
- Complete necessary forms and reports regarding maintenance work
as requested by the Company, including SAP entries and other;
- Oversee effective consumable and necessary crane & turbine
parts inventory management to include initiation or continuance of
inventory stock and issuance system for spare parts and defective
parts control and communication. This includes necessary "support"
parts to complete component exchanges and crane equipment;
- Ensure that scheduled field work for the WTG is in the best
interest of the Turbine condition and Energy Based
- Protect Company confidential information by not communicating,
disclosing, or using for benefit of third parties and maintain the
highest degree of honesty and integrity always;
- Operate Semi-Truck & Trailer, comply with all DOT requirements
and all state & local requirements/restrictions;
- Support the planning and coordination for all required
maintenance and cleaning of:
- Crane system and components
- Semi-tractor and trailers
- And, perform such other duties as may be required from time to
time by the company.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental
and company goals.
- Contribute to building a positive team spirit.
- Communicate effectively with all levels of employees.
- Protect confidential information by not communicating,
disclosing to, or using for benefit of third parties.
- Maintain the highest degree of honesty and integrity at all
- Interface with local windfarm management and staff.
- Must maintain a valid commercial driver's license.
- Maintain company vehicle(s).
- Respond to turbine component emergencies from time to
- Travel ~80% with home rotation time depending on current
- Agrees to obtain all required certifications and training to
perform the job, as provided by and deemed necessary by EDPR.
- Responsibly manage corporate expenses and expense reports in a
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT EXPERIENCE / KNOWLEDGE
- Crane & Rigging
- Motor vehicle
Semi-truck and trailer
- Hand tools (wrenches, screw drivers, hammers, pliers)
- Mega Ohm meter
- WTG hoist and safety systems
- Personal Protective Equipment, Lad-safe device, harness,
- Hydraulic torque equipment
- Must be able to successfully obtain Major Component Replacement
Credentials through the internal Task Based Certification (TBC)
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EDUCATION
- To perform this job successfully, an individual must
demonstrate they can perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge,
skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
- Education and/or Experience: Minimum education requirement is
Associates Degree and at least (8) years related experience and/or
training; or equivalent combination of education and experience in
operations and major wind turbine component replacement.
- Basic Electricity Experience: Understanding of Ohms Law, the
difference and use of AC and DC currents, circuit testing with
multi-meter and its fundamentals.
- Medium Voltage: Understanding switch gear, pad mount
transformer, step-down transformer termination and basic
- Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret
general business periodicals, professional journals, technical
procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports,
business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to
effectively present information and respond to questions from
groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general
- Interpersonal Skills: The ability to lead a team, set
achievable goals, monitor performance, coach, resolve differences,
identify strengths and weaknesses to better train and manage the
- Mathematical Skills: Ability to work with and apply
mathematical concepts, to include fractions, percentages, ratios,
and proportions to practical situations.
- Capacity / Proactivity to perform lifting riggings and
implementations in main components in order to simplify or
facilitate hoisting operation with Self-hoisting device through
maneuvers as simplified and safe as possible.
- Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data,
establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret
an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or
diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete
- Creativity: Ability to imagine the process to anticipate. The
ability to see around corners, find new alternatives and options to
increase safety and work efficiency.
- Knowledge of database, project management, spreadsheet and word
processing software, electronic mail, graphics, technical diagrams,
flow charts, etc.
- Understanding of Microsoft products and/or complementing
- Competency in Analytical Problem Solving, Strong Communication,
Customer/Partner Relationships, and Technology Expertise
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
The physical demands and work environment characteristics
described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this
job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals
with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to
loud. Hearing protection may be recommended and/or required in some
- Sitting/Standing/Flexibility: Ability to frequently perform
physical tasks including standing, sitting, walking, kneeling,
bending, twisting, squatting, and reaching approximately 75% of the
time while on wind farm sites; ability to stand and sit for 8 or
more hours when in an office environment.
- Walking: Ability to walk .25 to .5 miles per day, including
across unpaved and rough surfaces when on wind farm sites.
- Speech/Reading: Ability to speak, read, and write English
proficiently and deliver a variety of instructions furnished in
written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form.
- Lifting: Ability to frequently lift items weighing up to 60
pounds and to occasionally lift items weighing between 60 and 100
- Climbing: Ability to climb turbine towers up to 95 meters in
height approximately 5-10 times per week, or as needed. Weight,
including harness and tools, must be in accordance with the weight
limit as specified by the ANSI Fall Protection Standards.
- Vision/Hearing: Ability to interpret and follow a variety of
instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule
- Tolerance to Extreme Weather Conditions: Ability to work in
adverse weather conditions 35% of the time while on wind farm
- DOT: Annual physical and other requirements, as required by
state or federal law.
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