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Vestas Factory

Technician III, Serious Incidents 
US, Portland | Skilled Worker / Semi-Skilled Worker | Full-Time 
| ID: 6529 

Do you love to travel? Are you an experienced wind technician when it comes to working with troubleshooting turbines and working with main components? Would you be interested in managing business recovery, investigation and root cause of catastrophic failures.  We would love to have you join our team across North America, to travel to our sites, and to grow with the best in the wind industry.


Sales/SBU AME/Serious Incident

Responsible for leading wind turbine decommissioning and installation activities due to serious incident events (thermal, extreme environmental conditions, etc). Work closely with service and construction site management, QSE, engineering, and other support functions for successful project execution. Coordinate, schedule and direct work of onsite personnel, contractors and customers for decommissioning and installation activities. Oversee inventory and tool ordering, usage and tracking. Identify opportunities for cost and time savings, mitigate delays and undue expenses, execute work in accordance to budgeted targets. Clearly communicates project progress to key stakeholders. Is overall responsible for safe execution of projects with minimal supervision from higher level management.



  • Performs first approach assessment and inspection of project scope, data collection and equipment evaluation
  • Outlines decommissioning plan, tooling needs, project personnel requirements, etc
  • Creates, communicates, and monitors updates to Plan of Day for key stakeholders
  • Leads execution of decommissioning and installations activities for projects
  • Ensures proper tooling and certifications are made available
  • Implements quality checks and verifications are performed
  • Responsible for equipment inspections, reports, and documentation is appropriately recorded and stored
  • Supports project manager in development of budget and project scope of work
  • Other project duties as required



  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum three (3) years technical wind industry experience as Lead Tech, preferred construction and extensive major component replacement / installation experience
  • Experience assembling and usage of large component rigging, tools, and devices used for turbine installation
  • Certified in rigging inspection and crane calling
  • Demonstrated use and understanding of advances level power tools such as hydraulic, power torque and diagnostic tools (e.g. fluke meter functions and hydraulic pressure gauge)
  • Ability to demonstrate advanced working knowledge of industrial safety practices / protocols (e.g. Confined Space, energy isolation)
  • Valid Driver’s License and ability to obtain a Passport
  • Strong attention to detail and execution excellence
  • Good interpersonal and customer relation skills
  • Able to effectively collaborate with employees at all professional levels and ability to respectfully follow supervision and support initiatives
  • Intermediate computer operation skills, familiarity with internet-based program navigation, and ability to generate and interpret computer data
  • Ability to read, interpret and understand drawings and schematics to validate work activity and ensure that risks are identified and mitigated



  • Ability to read, comprehend and write in English
  • Ability to climb stairs and ladders 60-125 meters in height
  • Ability to lift, push, pull, carries items up to 50 lbs in weight
  • Ability to stand, stoop, kneel, and bend for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to grip and manually manipulate, often with repetitive motion, items such as, but not limited to, hand tools, turbine parts
  • Comfort working in confined spaces and at heights over 100 meters
  • Ability to successfully participate in all training courses, including high-angle rescue and training
  • Periodic walking
  • Ability to hear and use close range radios
  • Strong field of vision including visual depth perception and ability to distinguish colors  
  • Able to work in demanding physical and inclement weather conditions
  • Comfort working remotely with limited supervisory interaction
  • Flexibility related to work places, extensive travel required


What we offer

As a member of the Vestas team, we offer a competitive salary and one of the most comprehensive benefits plans in the industry.  Among the many amenities we offer: fully funded healthcare; dental; vision; vacation and sick time; generous 401(k) plan; tuition assistance; and much more.


It is the policy of Vestas to afford equal employment opportunity without regard to age, race, religion, color, gender, or national origin, and to afford equal opportunity to veterans and individuals with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, provincial, or local law. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and/or interview process should notify a representative within the People & Culture department.


Additional Information

This position is remote requiring 100% travel, but is based out of Portland, OR.

About Vestas

Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and with more than 105 GW of wind turbines in 80 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. 

Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled more than 86 GW of wind turbines under service, we use data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions. 

Together with our customers, Vestas’ more than 24,500 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright 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. 

We invite you to learn more about Vestas by visiting our website at www.vestas.com and following us on our social media channels.