Blade Technician LATAM

Uruguay, Uruguay
04 Oct 2016
22 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Would you like to work in a Dynamic environment? Is safety high priority for you when solving complex problems? Would you like to further develop your knowledge on technical skills on composite materials? Do you want to be part of the change and help out to develop a world where green power is reducing CO2 emissions? This could be your opportunity

The Blade Technician position is within the Service MED organization under the region of Latin America's Technical Planning Office (LATAM TPO). The LATAM service region consists of 11 countries and three sub regions with main offices in Mexico City, Santiago, and Sao Paulo. Latin America is a key growth region for Vestas and has high visibility in the senior management of the company.

The Technical Planning Office supports operations and contract engineering departments in ensuring that all major technical projects are implemented and communicated to customers in an efficient and effective manner. In addition to having ownership of all major corrective actions on our turbines, the TPO works to ensure processes optimization and risk mitigation and to provide a technical resources for communicating technical issues to customers.

Within TPO LATAM, the Blades group will be responsible for Special Tasks related with blades. These responsibilities include but not limited to the following:
  • Support blades maintenance processes on site, including inspection, preventive and corrective activities
  • Collaborate with Blades Technology dept. on assessing the complexity of the repair and determining reparation processes.
  • Performing onsite repairs according to internal maintenance procedures.
  • Confirm process control and reporting from site.
  • Executing actions as directed by either written and/or verbal instructions.
  • Champion safety processes on site including providing recommendations management regarding safety issues.
  • Strong Customer facing skills with the acumen to identify complex inquiries in order to direct them to a customer relation engineer.
  • Demonstrates integrity, strong initiative, work ethic, as well as a focus on safety and quality of work on a continuous basis.
  • Contribute to create a team working environment assisting and helping field mates to accomplish goals.
  • Proactively looks for improvement opportunities to job related processes and procedures and communicates through appropriate channels.
  • Ability to climb ladders 45-105 meters in height
  • Comfort working at heights over 100 meters.
  • Identify technicians on site who show promise/interest in blade repair.
  • Provide on-site training to technicians for basic repair
  • Technical degree (engineering) preferred or equivalent years of highly technical experience.
  • 3 years of experience in service/management of wind turbines
  • Computer Skills.
  • Basic English language proficiency for understanding documentation and basic communication .
  • Ability to demonstrate basic industrial safety practices.
  • Ability to work at heights and in adverse climatic conditions
  • Valid Driver's license.
  • Rope Access certification is preferred.
  • Organizational skills for managing personnel and complex projects
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong multi-discipline knowledge including comfort with mechanical and electrical systems
  • Basic knowledge in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Candidates must have international labor flexibility and availability, travelling is required as 80-90% of the time.
  • Strong level of self-motivation, capable of working on distributed team, away from management
What we offer
We offer a Dynamic and international work environment. You will work in a highly developing team focus on getting customer satisfaction. Competitive Salary with attractive benefits and special attention on developing and training our employees in returns we expect high compromise from your side in order to achieve established goals

Additional information
Position requires approximately 90% travel

Vestas is a company that offers equal opportunities and seeks employees who want to work in a multicultural environment and are teamwork oriented.

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.