General Electric Field Specialist - Uptower Repair in Columbia, South Carolina
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The Field Specialist - Uptower Repair will work on a team or individually, to complete maintenance and large component replacement, troubleshoot mechanical and/or electrical repairs, oversee contractors, and repair wind turbine generators throughout the United States.
As the Field Specialist - Uptower Repair, you will:
Support team objectives and remain focused on safety, quality, and execution
Support Field Engineers and Lead Field Specialists
Complete required training to advance in Up Tower Qualifications standards
Participate in pre-job meetings to discuss lift plans, LOTO (Lock Out Tag Out), schedule, weather, hazards, and job site / landowner requirements
Troubleshoot complicated mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical problems on variable pitch / variable speed turbines
Help in all areas of site preparation (coordination of labor and materials) with minimal supervision
Document all work performed using computer based service reporting procedures
Communicate site status to engineering, customers, and management
High School Diploma / GED
Minimum of 1 year of experience as a Wind Turbine Technician
Completion of Certificate / Associates / Bachelors Degree in a relative field, including, but not limited to: electrical, mechanical, Renewable Energy
Minimum of 2 years of related experience in electrical, mechanical, hydraulics, REN energy or similar field
Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally 90% of the time, as required
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 to read and understand electrical schematic drawings
Ability and willingness to read, interpret technical manuals, procedures, and regulations
Ability to write reports, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure
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
Bachelor’s Degree in a Technical, Electrical, or Electronics field from an accredited college or university
Technical Certification in Wind Energy or Electrical / Electronic field
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
Electrical, mechanical, and/or hydraulic experience
Experience using hydraulic power tools
Experience with heavy equipment required for facility maintenance with a working knowledge of crane and rigging requirements
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GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.