Composite Specialist Repair Technician

Job Description


Position Summary:  This position will be responsible for performing field inspections, repairs, and design modifications of wind turbine blades and other composite parts in wind turbines.  In addition, technical data will be provided from the field and support for design modifications/corrective actions. 


Qualifications:


ESSENTIAL DUTIES:


Duty / Responsibility


Show professionalism, respect, and understanding when supporting wind technicians and interacting with customers.


Perform Composite Inspections - Follow established procedures to document composite damages from both ground inspections as well as in-depth inspections from cranes, platforms or aerial lifts.


Use good written and verbal communication skills to describe complex damages, participate in preparation of inspection and repair reports, and follow up to final resolution.


Assist in composite related corrective actions (ie turbine status, large corrective events and repairs)


Assist in composite related design modifications (ie diverter strip retrofits, balance blocks, etc)


Ability to perform composite repairs in the air from a crane, suspended platform, aerial lift truck, or on the ground, with working knowledge of composite materials and related repairs.


Technician must be able to work with the maximum safety guidelines of all safety personal protection equipment.


Identify process improvements; including reduction of non-value added operations, increased productivity opportunities, increased safety opportunities, etc.


Ability to work in confined / enclosed space


Must be willing to travel for extended periods of time - up to 95% travel time possible.


 


 


Education:


High School Graduate/GED/Equivalent Work – Required


Vocation/Technical School/ Diploma Program – Preferred


Associate’s Degree – Preferred


Related Work Experience:


2-4 Years – Required


Can additional experience substitute for education? Yes


If “yes”, identify how many years of additional experience: 4


Knowledge Base/License/Certification/Registration (List the required and / or preferred licenses, certifications or registrations, if any)


Suspended Platform rigging and operation: Preferred


Familiarity with Gamesa and/or Siemens Mechanical/Electrical turbine operation: Preferred


Ability to lead repair team: Preferred


Specialized Skills& Knowledge [List the minimum required specific knowledge and skills necessary to perform this job (e.g., basic accounting principles, computer programming, languages, spreadsheets, specific manufacturing processes, etc.]


Understanding of basic turbine trouble shooting      


Knowledge of blades and inspection techniques


Understanding of turbine work and safety practices


Knowledge of composite materials and blade repair


Microsoft Excel, Word


Ability to work from height for inspection or repairs


Use of digital camera – set up and operation


May provide general guidance to others and train lower level employees.


Primary Equipment/Applications Used


Primary equipment used: Spotting Scope, digital camera, composite repair equipment (ie sanders, grinders, repair chemicals, etc…), Standard office equipment, forklift truck, suspended platform.


Required software: Basic use of Microsoft Office Suite - Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.


 

Job Description:

Position Summary:  This position will be responsible for performing field inspections, repairs, and design modifications of wind turbine blades and other composite parts in wind turbines.  In addition, technical data will be provided from the field and support for design modifications/corrective actions. 

Qualifications:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Duty / Responsibility

Show professionalism, respect, and understanding when supporting wind technicians and interacting with customers.

Perform Composite Inspections - Follow established procedures to document composite damages from both ground inspections as well as in-depth inspections from cranes, platforms or aerial lifts.

Use good written and verbal communication skills to describe complex damages, participate in preparation of inspection and repair reports, and follow up to final resolution.

Assist in composite related corrective actions (ie turbine status, large corrective events and repairs)

Assist in composite related design modifications (ie diverter strip retrofits, balance blocks, etc)

Ability to perform composite repairs in the air from a crane, suspended platform, aerial lift truck, or on the ground, with working knowledge of composite materials and related repairs.

Technician must be able to work with the maximum safety guidelines of all safety personal protection equipment.

Identify process improvements; including reduction of non-value added operations, increased productivity opportunities, increased safety opportunities, etc.

Ability to work in confined / enclosed space

Must be willing to travel for extended periods of time - up to 95% travel time possible.

 

 

Education:

High School Graduate/GED/Equivalent Work – Required

Vocation/Technical School/ Diploma Program – Preferred

Associate’s Degree – Preferred

Related Work Experience:

2-4 Years – Required

Can additional experience substitute for education? Yes

If “yes”, identify how many years of additional experience: 4

Knowledge Base/License/Certification/Registration (List the required and / or preferred licenses, certifications or registrations, if any)

Suspended Platform rigging and operation: Preferred

Familiarity with Gamesa and/or Siemens Mechanical/Electrical turbine operation: Preferred

Ability to lead repair team: Preferred

Specialized Skills & Knowledge [List the minimum required specific knowledge and skills necessary to perform this job (e.g., basic accounting principles, computer programming, languages, spreadsheets, specific manufacturing processes, etc.]

Understanding of basic turbine trouble shooting

Knowledge of blades and inspection techniques

Understanding of turbine work and safety practices        

Knowledge of composite materials and blade repair

Microsoft Excel, Word

Ability to work from height for inspection or repairs

Use of digital camera – set up and operation      

May provide general guidance to others and train lower level employees.

Primary Equipment/Applications Used

Primary equipment used: Spotting Scope, digital camera, composite repair equipment (ie sanders, grinders, repair chemicals, etc…), Standard office equipment, forklift truck, suspended platform.

Required software: Basic use of Microsoft Office Suite - Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.


                                          


 



Job ID: 188386

Organization: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

Company: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Inc.

Experience Level: Mid-level Professional

Job Type: Full-time



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