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Vestas Factory

Service Technician III - Garden City, TX 
US, Snyder TX | Professional | Full-Time 
| ID: 2076 

Do you want to work in a field where your impact matters? Where your work secures our customer’s investment and make our planet more sustainable? Then spend your day in a thrilling, yet safe environment working on turbines for the leader in of the industry. As a Service Technician at Vestas, the global leader in wind energy, you are part of the biggest team of service technicians in the world, servicing the biggest fleet of wind turbines.

NA Services>South Region>South Texas

The Service Technician role is to maintain and troubleshoot complex hydraulic and electrical controls circuits to maintain a wind turbine. The customer relies on our safe work practices, technical acumen, teamwork, leadership and fiscal stewardship to maintain the turbines in their best condition to generate power at the lowest overall cost.
Responsibilities

  • Closely adhere to all safety standards and procedures. Act as a safety champion by intervening when unsafe acts are practiced. Promote / demonstrate safe behavior and practices at all times. Identify gaps in safety standards, protocols, and behavior, as well as safety risks in the operations / environment and implement as appropriate or provide solutions to higher level technical staff and management. Evaluate situations and develop appropriate mitigations to safely complete work scope, including development / approval of Pre-task Plans and defining robust situational isolation protocol.
  • Continuously champion and demonstrate integrity and strong initiative, including a focus on safety, execution excellence, and overall Vestas quality performance.
  • Perform quality / performance audits of less experienced staff, processes and environment, identify gaps, and either take appropriate action or make recommendations for areas of improvement. 
  • Perform advanced level operational wind turbine maintenance and/or installation tasks as discovered or assigned, including proficient operation and use of specialized tools and diagnostic processes (e.g. data logger, Vestas Turbine Monitor, boroscope, thermal imaging). Document turbine issues as required and enter data into the company system (e.g. SAP). Interface and manipulate turbine control and mechanical systems to safely conduct service and/or installation tasks.
  • Effectively gather information regarding turbine issues and performance. Diagnose, recommend, and implement solutions to complex issues to optimize production output. Effectively partner with Field Support as needed to ensure success in performance and issue resolution. Communicate pertinent information to key individuals. Will be regarded as starting point in “significant” turbine issue feedback loop including the generation, refinement, and validation of Best Practices. 
  • Use a structured problem-solving process to perform all but the most complex troubleshooting and diagnostics, including use of technical knowledge, documentation, and specialized analysis tools. Use comprehensive root cause analysis tools and process to understand and resolve technical issues at a turbine fixable cause level and participate in systematic root cause corrective action.
  • Independently execute and perform most work tasks according to general direction and operational objectives. Review site level documentation, processes and procedures, and schedules for applicability and accuracy, submitting recommendations to appropriate project, site, or department managers. 
  • This role will require travel and working overtime, including working a flexible and variable work schedule as needed to meet business objectives. 

Qualifications

  • Technical Associate degree or equivalent and/or minimum three (3) years technical wind turbine experience.  Valid Driver’s License and ability to obtain a Passport.
  • Have advanced troubleshooting skills and understanding of schematics for multiple turbine types
  • Be able to create JPMs for maintenance activities and train other on multiple operations
  • Demonstrated advanced use of complex power tools such as hydraulic rams, inductive heaters, and diagnostic tools; e.g. advance fluke meter functions, VOB data collection. 
  • Ability to demonstrate strong working knowledge of all relevant industrial safety practices / protocols including situational energy isolation and risk mitigation.
  • Able to effectively collaborate with employees at all professional levels, perform as a champion for change management initiatives, and respectfully follow supervision.
  • Basic computer operation skills, familiarity with internet based program navigation, and ability to generate and interpret computer data.
  • Strong ability to read, interpret, and understand drawings and schematics to develop procedures, validate work activity, and ensure that risks are identified and mitigated. Internal candidates must be certified to Task-Based Certification (TBC) level 300.

Competencies

  • Ability to constantly climb stairs and ladders 60-125 meters in height, in order to access work area. Able to work in demanding physical and inclement weather conditions.
  • Ability to frequently lift, push, pull, and carry items up to 50 lbs in weight.
  • Ability to frequently walk, stand, look up/down, balance, stoop, twist, kneel, and bend.
  • Comfort constantly working in confined spaces and at heights over 100 meters.
  • Ability to hear and see, including the ability to perceive depth and distinguish colors, sufficient to perform job functions and use close range radios.
  • Comfort working remotely in a Turbine as part of a team with limited supervisory interaction.
  • Ability to work in a respirator, including passing a respirator medical evaluation and fit test (required to be clean shaven) as some assignments may require respirator use. 

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: healthcare; dental; vision; paid time off (PTO); 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 located in Garden City, TX.  50% travel is required. 


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 97 GW of wind turbines in 79 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. 

Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled 83 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 24,400 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future. 

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


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