Sr. Field Coordinator - Repairs & Upgrades

Portland, Oregon
04 Oct 2016
18 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
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Sr. Field Support Coordinator

Vestas Americas,
Parts, Repair, & Upgrade Services - US & Canada

Department Description
The Field Coordinator, Parts/Repair/Upgrades (PRU) is responsible for facilitating and supporting all area of non-contract, Time & Material (T&M) work across multiple sites including; SAP Service Order creation and planning, coordination of manpower, materials, tools, equipment and office management as required to execute the PRU scope of work.

  • Provide business and administrative support to PRU leadership for daily operations, including creating and running regular reports (consumption, availability, production, safety, etc.) assist with compiling data for budgets; travel arrangements.
  • Manage inventory and tools for each service order with service order reviews, analysis of material, manpower, & tool utilization levels, making recommendations stock, staffing, and capital purchases to insure capacity levels are maintained to achieve operational and financial objectives.
  • Requisitions and procures necessary materials, resources, tools, and equipment, as well as, miscellaneous and office supplies as needed.
  • Execute forecasted inventory needs to ensure necessary parts are available for both schedule and unscheduled visits.; drive all down turbines part and tool ordering and follow up with daily updates.
  • Create and monitor purchase orders/requests, defective parts returns and scrap requests; support, shipping & receiving and accounting functions pertaining to parts/materials/tools.
  • Adhere to all released planning processes and help maximize planning performance.
  • Maintain planning board to accurately reflect all actual technician / turbine work performed at sites and maintain forecasts, planned work to ensure proactive and cost efficient labor, material and asset (crane, tools) results.
  • Communicate daily with lead technicians, technicians, CIM, and site leadership in execution of site planning and inventory control.
  • Responsible for compliance to approved SAP processes; enter contractor time and facilitate time entry for site personnel; provide SAP fundamental instruction and assist with system problem solving and error processing.
  • Enter and monitor data and maintain site data integrity as measured by performance to key Process Performance Indicators (PPIs).
  • Identify and provide recommendations for planning and SAP process changes to enhance PRU operational performance. Work with personnel, compliance, and others to validate improvements and changes; drive LEAN processes to increase efficiency and reduce waste.
  • Other tasks as assigned.
  • High school diploma or GED required; Associate or Bachelor's degree preferred or equivalent experience.
  • 3 years of business support experience in either inventory or office administration, wind industry experience preferred.
  • At the senior level, 3 years of experience working as Vestas wind site business support required.
  • Experienced in working with enterprise resource program (SAP preferred) such as a dispatch / planner, stock keeper, technician, or front desk functions.
  • Advanced PC computer skills in MS Office (Word, Excel).
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in planning, logistics, scheduling and inventory control.
  • Strong organizational skills with LEAN experience.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; active and effective listener; ability to effectively influence others to adhere to standard processes and procedures.
  • Ability to work in both a team-based environment and independently.
  • Ability to identify problems and solve them through root cause analysis; demonstrate solid analytical skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Solid time management and demonstrated organizational skills to ensure both individual and assigned department goals are met.
  • Approximately 30% travel required, valid driver's license 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: 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 remotely within the US.

By joining Vestas, you join the only global energy company dedicated 100% to wind energy. Together with our customers, we have installed more than 51.000 turbines in over 70 countries, and we remain committed to increase that number via our superior, cost-effective wind technologies, products and services.

Since Vestas was founded in 1979, Vestas has achieved a market-leading position with more than 60 GW of installed wind turbines or around 19% of total global capacity.

Every day, everyone at Vestas works to make Vestas the undisputed global wind leader and the world's energy mix more sustainable - join us, and be part of ensuring a sustainable future for our planet.