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Traveling Wind Technician (Major Component Replacement)

Company: EDP Renewables North America
Location: Bloomington
Posted on: September 17, 2022

Job Description:


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 drive collaboration.

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 warranty;

--- Perform major corrective replacements and repairs (gearbox, generator, rotor, main-shaft, blade) with self-hoisting crane. Confirm up tower components match workorder components and scope;

--- Train and instruct other technicians to perform crane and component replacement works;

--- Perform heavy rigging operations for component replacements;

--- 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 works;

--- Ensure that onsite work creates minimum impact to surrounding environment. Minimize the work extending beyond existing roads and tower pads;

--- 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 Availability;

--- 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.


--- 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 times.

--- 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 time.

--- Travel 80% with home rotation time depending on current assignment.

--- 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 timely manner.


--- Crane & Rigging

--- Motor vehicle

o Automobile

o Semi-truck and trailer

--- Hand tools (wrenches, screw drivers, hammers, pliers)

--- Multi-meter

--- Mega Ohm meter

--- WTG hoist and safety systems

--- Personal Protective Equipment, Lad-safe device, harness, lanyards

--- Forklift

--- Hydraulic torque equipment

--- Must be able to successfully obtain Major Component Replacement Credentials through the internal Task Based Certification (TBC) program


--- 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 essential functions.

--- 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 safety.

--- 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 public.

--- 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 team.

--- 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 variables.

--- 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 products preferred.

--- Competency in Analytical Problem Solving, Strong Communication, Customer/Partner Relationships, and Technology Expertise preferred


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..... click apply for full job details

Keywords: EDP Renewables North America, Bloomington , Traveling Wind Technician (Major Component Replacement), Professions , Bloomington, Illinois

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