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Travelling Blade Technician

Requisition ID:  27690
Location(s): 

Melbourne, VIC, AU

Work experience:  Skilled Worker / Semi-Skilled Worker
Type of position:  Full-Time

 Vestas Factory

Skilled Worker / Semi-Skilled Worker | Full-Time

 

Vestas is the world leader in wind technology and the core business comprises the development, manufacture, sale, marketing, and maintenance of Wind Turbines. 

 

The purpose of the position is to repair the Blade Damages (FRP) at sites across Australia. The successful applicant will work on a 8 week on, 2 week off roster at our sites across Australia and New Zealand.

 

Key accountabilities will include inspection and Repair blades and non-composite structures without delaying the project schedule, availability of blades as per plan, ensuring all materials required for Blade Repair are available at site for on-time repair, improve the quality and safety standards in all activities. Improvement in guiding and building the team and ensuring all tools and PPE’s are calibrated and inspected within the stipulated time.

 

Role and Responsibilities

 

  • Supervise contractor’s installation/handling of the wind turbine Blades & major components
  • Act according to safety rules and quality procedures related to blades maintenance activities
  • Guide and supervise contractors in following Vestas engineering standards of quality & HSE working requirements as required
  • Collect factory acceptance test documents from the WTG’s in relation to Blades and report non-conformities in the NCR system
  • Accurately report the status of Blade defects and collaborate with Blades Engineering support in assessing the complexity of the repair
  • Performing onsite composite and non-composite repairs within technical expertise limits while following internal maintenance procedures
  • Establish and maintain professional working relationships with all Project & Service site teams
  • Motivate, Guide and optimise work groups to achieve the project objective in the most efficient manner
  • Maintain operational requirements for the site Blade/fibre works during construction and maintenance phases, including repair scheduling, material/PPE planning, tooling requirements & repair execution in Liaison with relevant stakeholders
  • Carry out all activities related to the blades maintenance processes to assure service level agreements and minimize service costs
  • Undertake Blade inspections using a variety of methods (ground based/up-tower/UAV)
  • Assess and evaluate the operational level of the blades inspected, register results on maintenance information systems to assure the reliability of the information gathered and compliance of information reporting procedures

 

Qualifications

 

  • Minimum 5 years experience minimum in erection, transportation, assembly, maintenance, or manufacture/development of WTG Blades
  • Solid background in the relevant composites industry
  • IRATA qualifications highly regarded
  • GWO/Blade training highly regarded
  • Dogging/rigging Highly regarded
  • All high-risk licenses highly regarded

 

 

Competencies

 

  • A focus on safety and quality.
  • Solid knowledge of Blade Materials, repair methods & manufacturing processes.
  • Able to read technical Blade drawings & specifications.
  • Effective problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to motivate teams in complex environments.
  • Clear verbal and written communication.
  • Experience with effective safety programs & procedures.
  • Relationship building with both internal and external contacts.
  • Ability to work in high-priority situations.
  • Knowledge in working with MS Office/SAP.
  • Good teamwork competencies and operational readiness.
  • Willingness to travel for long periods of time, often in remote locations.
  • Ability to work in heights and in extreme environments.
  • Able to take the initiative to achieve targets.

 

Additional information 

 

  • We do amend or withdraw our jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time
  • Travel will be required: Throughout Australia and New Zealand
  • All potential employees will be required to undertake a full medical assessment to be considered for this role

 

Our Benefits

 

  • Join the World's Leading Wind Energy Solutions Provider
  • Excellent Career Development opportunities both Nationally and Globally
  • A workplace that embraces Diversity and Inclusion
  • Flexible workplace arrangements
  • 13 weeks Paid Primary Carers Leave
  • 3 weeks Paid Secondary Carers Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program

 

Vestas is an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from those who identify as being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.


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About Vestas
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We specialize in designing, manufacturing, installing, and servicing wind turbines, both onshore and offshore. 
Across the globe, we have installed more wind power than our competitors in the renewable energy arena. We consider ourselves forerunners within the industry, as Vestas continuously aims to design new solutions and technologies to create a more sustainable future for all of us. With more than 145 GW of wind power installed worldwide and 40+ years of experience in wind energy, Vestas has an unmatched history demonstrating our expertise within the field. 
With 29,000 employees globally, Vestas is a diverse team united by a common goal: to power the solution – today, tomorrow, and far into the future. 
Vestas promotes a diverse workforce which embraces all social identities and is free of any discrimination. We commit to create and sustain an environment that acknowledges and harvests different experiences, skills, and perspectives, and gives everyone equal access to opportunity. 
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