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Wind Technician III

Company: Clearway Energy
Location: Fort Bridger
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:

About Us
Clearway Energy Group is accelerating the world's transformation to a clean energy future. With more than 4.7 gigawatts of wind, solar, and energy storage assets in 25 states and a development pipeline across the country, we are offsetting the equivalent of nearly 8 million metric tons of carbon emissions for our customers. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, CA with offices in Carlsbad, CA; Scottsdale, AZ; and Houston, TX. For more information, visit

Reporting to the Wind Site Manager at Mountain Wind, the Wind Tech III is responsible for assisting in the performance of wind turbine mechanical, hydraulic, and electric component maintenance. The primary objective is to maintain safe, effective, efficient, and profitable wind turbine operation.

Principal Responsibilities & Key Results

  • Follow safety procedures, observe safe working practices and maintain a safe working environment.
  • Troubleshoot complicated mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical problems on variable pitch, variable speed wind turbines.
  • Assist other sites with remote troubleshooting.
  • Perform all mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical component maintenance, repair and replacement to correct malfunctions.
  • Use electrical test equipment to assist in troubleshooting and testing.
  • Help in all areas of site operations as directed by Lead Wind Technician and Site Manager with minimal supervision.
  • Assist in the training and development of lower level operation and maintenance personnel.
  • Lead crews with direction from the Lead Wind Technician or Site Manager with minimal supervision.
  • Documents all work performed, parts used and time spent using computer based service reporting procedures.
  • Read and understand electrical schematics and wiring diagrams.
  • Operate and maintain a service vehicle.
  • Maintain hand tools in good working order and well organized.
  • Support the training and development of Tech I and Tech IIs on-site.
  • Safely perform LOTO and mentor lower level technicians in LOTO.
  • Perform balance of plant and switchyard work as required.
  • Work a flexible on call schedule when needed. This may include weeknights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Operate and maintain a service vehicle.

    Knowledge & Skills

    • Able to climb towers unassisted up to 300 feet. Job will require standing outside the nacelle and nosecone at the top of the turbine.
    • Must possess a valid driver's license and good driving record.
    • Able to work with electrical wires and differentiate between color coded wires.
    • Able to safely work in a wide range of adverse climates and environments
    • Must possess a valid driver's license and good driving record.
    • Able to travel as required.
    • Knowledge of and the ability to use various hand tools.
    • Able to work safely in a confined space.
    • Have an in depth understanding of the different components of the wind turbine including the electrical pitch system, computerized control system, and the power conversion unit as well as knowledge and understanding of OEM approved mechanical maintenance methods and practices.
    • Able to communicate verbally and in writing and able to work without direct supervision during performance of work.
    • Possess the skills to perform mechanical and electrical equipment repairs.
    • Able to create, edit or modify Microsoft Word and Excel documents.

      Ideal Qualifications

      • High school diploma or GED is required.
      • Possess an A.S. degree (electrical or technical) and 2 years turbine experience, or 3+ years wind turbine experience.
      • Possess at least one year of independent turbine troubleshooting experience, and be able to troubleshoot turbines without assistance.
      • Previous experience in SAP is preferred.

        Clearway will not sponsor nonimmigrant visas for this position (H-1B, TN, E-3, etc.).

Keywords: Clearway Energy, Vernal , Wind Technician III, Professions , Fort Bridger, Utah

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