Service Technician to Svåheia - near 4370 Egersund

Norway, Norway
26 Nov 2016
26 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you have some hands-on mechanical, hydraulic, or electrical experience or have you worked with the maintenance and service of wind turbines? Then we might have the right job for you.

We are looking for 2 skilled technicians to our turbine site, Svåheia, which is located near 4370 Egersund in Norway.

Service > Service Denmark/Norway > Service Region Denmark/Norway
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 Denmark and Norway. 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 maintenance and other field service related tasks. The work consists of the highest safety and environmental standards and you will be part of a team of 2 technicians working at site. Other duties will 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.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record in a mechanical, electrical and/or electronics background and will possess a full, clean driving licence. You also have relevant technical experience, preferably electrical or mechanical. Moreover, you will have a formal qualification in one or both of the above and have served an apprenticeship.

Please attach document of apprenticeship when you apply for the position.

You will possess the following competencies and personal attributes:
  • The ability to work at height of 100 meters and in adverse weather conditions
  • An excellent understanding of, and commitment to, the highest standard of health & safety in the work environment .
  • Quality consciousness in your working methods and excellent problem solving and fault finding skills.
  • Energetic, persistent and independent approach and the ability to keep calm under pressure.
  • A proactive approach, be self-motivated and well organised.
  • IT experience and valid driver license.
  • Fluency in English both orally and written.

What we offer
We are a team of skilled and committed colleagues who are all enthusiastic about wind energy. We have a good atmosphere within the department and everyone is always prepared to help out when needed. Additionally, we offer an attractive benefits package that will include private healthcare and pension scheme.

Additional information
The initial training period for this role will require travel to Denmark and overnight stays which may be for more weeks at a time. Your meeting point will be at the local warehouse, placed near the turbine site.

Weekly working is 37,5 hours in a normal 5 day week. Additonal on call duty scheme can be relevant in the future. You may also be asked to support other regions if required by the business.

For additional information on the position, please contact the Hiring Manager Michael Holst-Hansen, 45 20890729. You can also read more about Vestas Norway at our website

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 and following us on our social media channels.