Drive Train Technician

Warrington, England
17 Sep 2016
17 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Vestas is looking at the future and if you've got some good experience in Drive Train repair and replacement then that future involves you! We want to hear from you to help work on the challenges within our exciting industry.

Main Service Region Celtic > Region 1 UK > Special Tasks UK
Vestas Northern Europe is a sales business unit covering Scandinavia, UK, Ireland, Poland and the Baltics. We are responsible for the Sales function, Project, Installation and Service of wind farms throughout these regions. We strive to be the No. 1 performing business unit within Vestas. More importantly, we aim to make Vestas Northern Europe the best place to work. Combined, these ambitions will make sure that Vestas stays No. 1 not only in modern energy, but also in employee and customer satisfaction.

The Service department is responsible for service and maintenance of the wind farms within UK and Ireland. The department has an open and informal culture, where team work and good communication is the key to our success. You will have the opportunity to work in an exciting industry and in a team of highly motivated employees.

You will be required to develop a detailed knowledge of our wind turbines to enable you to perform daily Drive Train maintenance/replacement and other field service related tasks. Working to the highest safety and environmental standards whilst ensuring that service targets are met, you will be part of a team of Special Task technicians working throughout the region. Other duties may also be to carry out periodic service inspections in accordance with Vestas specifications together with component replacement (both electrical and mechanical) and troubleshooting on the systems

This is a regional based role and so travel throughout the region is to be expected. You should live in the Scotland Central Belt area. You may also be asked to support other regions if required by the business.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record in Drive Train Maintenance/Replacement, mechanical, electrical and/or electronics background and will possess a full clean driving licence. You will have a formal qualification in one or more of the above and/or have served an apprenticeship

  • The ability to work at height of 100 metres and in adverse weather conditions
  • Excellent problem solving and fault finding skills
  • Experience of team working
  • A proactive approach, be self-motivated and well organised
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • An excellent understanding of, and commitment to, the highest standard of health & safety in the work environment
  • A good level of computer literacy
  • Previous accreditation as an AT/CT under WTSR would be advantageous

What we offer
We offer an attractive benefits package that will include private healthcare, pension scheme, 25 days annual holiday plus statutory bank holidays.

Additional information
This role will be primarily based in the Scotland Central Belt area, but will also involve working across the UK as well. The initial training period for this role will require travel to Denmark and through the UK with overnight stays which maybe for a few weeks at a time.

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.