Self-Hoist Crane Operator Level 1
Company: EDP Renovaveis
Posted on: June 7, 2021
This position is for the Operator I, level for the EDPR Heavy
Assembly Lift Operations team (HALO). The position requires you to
operate/drive a semi-truck with trailer while conforming to all DOT
requirements. 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. You must have 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 drive collaboration.
The HALO Level 1 Operator member will be responsible for
ensuring all ground equipment is in top operating order at the
start and end of every day. Your day will typically be spent
providing ground and up-tower support necessary to perform large
component replacements. You will systematically layout and rig
crane parts in the order needed for up tower assembly. 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.
- 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
- Perform major corrective replacements and repairs (gearbox,
generator, rotor, main-shaft, blade) with self-hoisting crane;
- Work close with site technicians to perform crane and component
- Perform heavy rigging operations for component
- Perform troubleshooting for any turbine faults and/or Crane
faults during the exchange process;
- Conform to all EDPR 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
- Operate & maintain self-hoisting crane components to ensure
longevity and ready to use condition always;
- Provide the HALO project manager and windfarm manager any punch
list items to ensure proper follow up of any pending issues
following exchange works;
- Ensure that onsite work creates minimum impact to surrounding
environment. Minimize the work extending beyond existing roads and
- 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;
- Support with consumable levels 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.
- 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;
- 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: AS, AA or BA preferred. At least
(3) 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 sites
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