Plant Technician I - Renewables

Lamar, Colorado

Posted in Utilities

$21.92 - $27.40 per hour

Job Info

Base Salary for this position is based upon experiece and location:

$21.92 - $27.40/Hourly

Location: Lamar, Colorado

Avangrid Renewables is seeking to fill a Wind Plant Tech I or Wind Plant
Tech II opening. (The company will determine Tech level based on
experience and education) This position is responsible for the onsite
operations, maintenance, repairs and replacement of equipment on a wind
powered generation plant, and leads in all areas of plant operations as
directed by the Plant Manager.
Responsibilities include:

This position is responsible for the onsite operation, maintenance,
repair and replacement of equipment on renewable energy generation
plants, and is effective in all areas of plant operations as directed by
the Plant Manager or Supervisor.
Key Responsibilities
• Operate and maintain wind turbine and solar equipment along with
associated infrastructure including substation, collection and
transmission systems.
• Read schematics and proficiently troubleshoot complicated
mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic problems with variable pitch,
variable speed control systems and components.
• Perform mechanical and electrical component repair or replacement
of parts to correct malfunctions following all manufacturers'
• Comply with all project environmental health and safety programs.
• Perform preventive maintenance in accordance with OEM maintenance
• Adhere to effective internal controls.
• Perform data collection and prepare reports to meet wind plant
reporting requirements.
• Perform various retrofits and design modifications.
• Perform various QA/QC functions, compile and submit supporting
documents of items found.
• If applicable, support Construction in the Mechanical and
Commissioning walk-downs.
Additional Responsibilities
• Increase professional knowledge of turbine or solar equipment,
including safety regulations.
• Willing to work overtime on holidays, weekends, and on short
notice participating in an on-call schedule.
• Ability and willingness to travel to other sites on short notice.
About 10-15% travel may be required
• Perform duties around low, medium and high voltage.
• Ability to work in extremely adverse weather conditions.

Required Qualifications
• One year college or technical school certificate; or 12 months of
related experience or wind industry training; or equivalent combination
of education and experience.
• Familiarity with maintenance and electronic testing equipment.
(i.e. voltage testers, amp clamps, oscilloscopes, megohmmeters, infrared
testers, hydraulic torque equipment, alignment and various hand and
power tools).
• Advanced computer skills utilizing word processing, spreadsheets,
email, facility control, management and reporting systems, including the
use of computerized diagnostic and troubleshooting tools.
• Ability to climb towers up to 100 meters on a daily basis to
perform maintenance in the nacelle and hub.
• Ability to frequently lift items weighing up to 60 pounds and
occasionally lift items up to 100 pounds.
• Ability to work with electrical wires and differentiate between
color coded wires.
• Ability to interpret and follow a variety of instructions
furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
• Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of
concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization
• Knowledge of heavy equipment required for facility maintenance
with a working knowledge of crane and rigging requirements.
• Demonstrated team work, initiative and positive attitude.
• Valid driver's license and acceptable driving record.
• Weight must not exceed 285lbs excluding equipment/gear worn when
performing job related tasks.
Preferred Qualifications
• Experience in power plant operations and maintenance.
• Experience in wind and solar plant construction, operation and
maintenance; including, specific experience in wind turbine and solar
power converters and inverters.
• Experience in high voltage switching.
• Directly related experiences gained in fields that require a
strong electrical and mechanical aptitude.
• Qualified candidates living in or near the greater local area.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion
of a medical Fit for Duty exam, background check, references, drug
screen, verification of legal right to work in the U.S., and in some
cases, a credit check. A credit check will be administered when a
prospective employee will be working in Finance, Accounting, Treasury or
where duties may involve handling of funds, accounts or cash. A Motor
Vehicle (MVR) check will be administered when a prospective employee
will be regularly using a company vehicle. Avangrid Renewables is an
Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,
sex, national origin, protected veteran status, status as an individual
with a disability, or any other status or class protected by federal or
state law.

Avangrid employees may be assigned a system emergency role and in the
event of a system emergency, may be required to work outside of their
regular schedule/job duties.

Mobility Information

Please note that any applicant who is not a citizen of the country of the vacancy will be subject to compliance with the applicable immigration requirements to legally work in that country

AVANGRID's employment practices and policies are geared to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. At AVANGRID we provide fair and equal employment and advancement opportunities for all employees and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.
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