Service Technician II - Wasco, OR

Recruiter
Location
Wasco, Oregon
Salary
Competitive
Posted
06 Oct 2016
Closes
22 Feb 2017
Ref
1600033D_9
Sector
Renewables
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you working in a position that involves direct, hands-on mechanical, hydraulic, or electrical experience? Or have you worked with the maintenance and service of wind turbines? Vestas has an opportunity in our service technician positions for you to further expand these capabilities in the wind industry.

Service Technician II
Organization

Vestas American Wind Technology Inc., Service - US & Canada

Department Description
Under direct supervision from higher level technical supervisory and/or management staff, the Technician II utilizes skills and training to perform maintenance and/or installation work on assigned wind turbines. The Technician II will follow specific schedules and procedures including safety protocol, turbine service and/or installation processes, and other direct and detailed verbal and written instruction. The Technician II is regarded as the "intermediate" team member on the technician team and will have minimal customer interface.

Responsibilities:
  • Closely adheres to all safety standards and procedures. Identifies risks and gaps in safety execution in the operational environment and either stops work / escalates or implements defined and appropriate mitigation methods with appropriate oversight. Demonstrates risk-averse safety behavior at all times. Provides recommendations to higher level technical staff and management regarding everything safety. Encourages and recognizes others completing safe acts and intervenes when unsafe acts are practiced.
  • Demonstrates integrity, strong initiative, work ethic, as well as a focus on safety and quality of work on a continuous basis.
  • Performs basic level wind turbine service and/or installation tasks as assigned. This includes introductory operation and use of tools and basic turbine equipment. Documents tasks where required and enters data into the company information system (e.g. SAP).
  • Effectively gathers information regarding equipment (e.g. turbine) status. Seeks assistance when encountering turbine issues outside trained skill level to ensure success in execution.
  • Follows defined instructions and maintenance schedules, executing plans as directed and performs according to reasonably detailed written and verbal instructions.
  • Effectively contributes to a strong team environment through assisting team mates in accomplishing mutual goals, supporting and promoting team spirit and cooperation.
  • Proactively looks for improvement opportunities to job related processes and procedures and communicates through appropriate channels.
  • Interfaces with customer at a minimal level; may respond to some basic customer inquiries and will refer most customer inquiries to higher level technical staff or manager. Demonstrates strong customer focus at all times.
  • This role will require travel, working overtime, including working a flexible and variable work schedule as needed to meet business objectives.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.
Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum one (1) years' experience working with hydraulic, electrical, mechanical and/or composite skills OR in absence of experience, a certificate of completion from an accepted Wind Technician program of equivalent scope.
  • Ability to demonstrate basic industrial safety practices / protocols including LOTO and Test-Verify-Test.
  • Experience using basic power and hydraulic tools.
  • Valid Driver's License and ability to obtain a Passport.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to follow directions with precise execution.
  • Good interpersonal and customer relation skills.
  • Basic computer operation skills and familiarity with internet based program navigation.
  • Ability to read, interpret and understand basic drawings and schematics.
Competencies:
  • Ability to speak, read, comprehends and writes in English.
  • Ability to climb stairs and ladders 60-125 meters in height.
  • Ability to lift, push, pull, carry 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 controlled decent.
  • 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 in a Turbine as part of a team with limited supervisory interaction.
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 Wasco, OR and requires 15% travel.

About Vestas
Vestas is the energy industry's global partner on wind power solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and with more than 78 GW of wind turbines in 75 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else.

Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled 68 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 21,900 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 medial channels.