General Electric Wind Turbine Mechanic Shepherd's Flat (Arlington, OR) in Salem, Oregon
Job Description Summary
We are the doers. The leaders. The makers. The change-bringers. We are all different, uniting to solve the world’s toughest challenges. Our teams are hungry to make history, acting with integrity to relentlessly improve people’s lives. With every weld, every sale, and every code we write we keep the world in motion. It’s time to stop dreaming about the future; let’s build it together.
GE’s Onshore wind power capacity is growing fast and will continue to rise steadily in the coming years. As we continue to grow and develop new and existing wind sites, Onshore Wind has an ongoing need to build our field teams with the right individuals that possess a willingness to learn, contribute and grow. As part of the GE family, training and development, safety, and career progression lead our initiatives to provide opportunity and growth in all areas.
The Wind Turbine Mechanic is a critical and active role to maintain optimal function and output at the wind site by working daily on turbine operations, required maintenance, safety, quality control. The Maintenance Mechanic partners and communicates with all stakeholders to execute on contract and maintenance requirements and timelines and ensures alignment with GE excellence!
As the Wind Turbine Mechanic – Wind Site Name, you will:
Work with site leadership/technicians to execute maintenance requirements, which may include any portion of the electrical and mechanical equipment used in the GE wind turbine;
Learn and perform maintenance tasks such as greasing, torqueing, cleaning, filter change outs, functional tests;
Perform visual inspections; examine and identify turbine per the maintenance manual;
Adhere to maintenance schedule, document all work performed using computer based service reporting procedures;
Communicate issues, safety or mechanical concerns to the Site Manager or Lead Tech;
Be the support function on repair tasks, per EHS guidelines;
Provide down tower support.
High School Diploma or GED;
Minimum of 1 year of relevant experience in electrical, mechanical or hydraulic processes.
Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license;
Handle repetitive weight - 50 lbs, and climb towers up to 300 feet daily;
Successfully complete the physical capabilities test, GE LOTO training and certification;
Meet specified manufacturer weight limits not to exceed 300lbs including required gear;
Ability to work in range of environments to include but not limited to industrial facilities, manufacturing facilities, and power industry facilities;
Flexibility to work rotating shift schedules, and on-call per site needs.
Ability and willingness to take initiative, drive individual learning and development within GE programs and trainings;
Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in a Technical, Electrical, or Electronics field from an accredited college or university;
Ability to work with a variety of personnel at all levels inside and outside of the Wind Farm.
Wind turbine experience;
Electrical, mechanical, and/or hydraulic experience;
Experience using hydraulic power tools;
Experience with heavy equipment required for facility maintenance with a working knowledge of crane and rigging requirements.
GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer (https://assets.phenompeople.com/CareerConnectResources/GE11GLOBAL/en_global/desktop/assets/images/poster_screen_reader_optimized_w_supplement.pdf) . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).
Relocation Assistance Provided: No
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