• Wind Technician

    Job Location US-SD
    Posted Date 4 months ago(4/5/2018 11:23 AM)
  • Overview

    ConEdison Development (CED) develops, owns and operates renewable and energy infrastructure projects. The company is one of the largest owners and operators of solar projects in North America.  CED is focusing on energy infrastructure assets as part of a growth strategy and an overall corporate goal of responsible environmental stewardship. Through its deep resources and trusted relationships with a range of energy-related companies, CED currently owns and operates facilities generating more than 1350 MW DC / 1100 MW AC of renewable power across Arizona, California, Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, Nebraska, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota and Texas.

    ConEdison Development is one of the clean energy businesses of Consolidated Edison, Inc. [NYSE: ED], the nation's oldest and one of the largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $13 billion in annual revenues and $47 billion in assets.


    The Wind Technician is based in Aurora or Brule County, SD and is a member of the Midwest Operations team.


    The  Wind Technician is tasked with ensuring that the CED assets are operated safely, in compliance with laws and regulations, maximizing energy production at all times and ensuring that our customers’ expectations are met. S/he is responsible for onsite operations, maintenance, repairs and replacement of components on a wind powered generation plant.


    Responsibilities include:


    Operate and maintain wind turbines as well as other associated wind plant equipment, including substation and tower switchgear.

    Read schematics to 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' requirements.

    Comply with all company environmental health and safety programs.

    Perform preventive maintenance in accordance with OEM maintenance manuals.

    Adhere to effective internal controls.



    The Wind Technician must have knowledge of power generation safety practices including NFPA 70E and OSHA Rules and Regulations as they apply to power generation, distribution and transmission. S/he must also have the ability to travel to other ConEdison Development project sites as needed to support operations. Off –hour and weekend work is expected as operational needs dictate.


      1. Maintain plant components, networks, communications and other systems to ensure plant reliability.  Schedule and conduct planned maintenance activities and respond to emergent maintenance issues. Troubleshoot, test, and repair equipment as required. Recommend enhancements and implement improvements to improve plant output.  Maintain CED safety culture at all times.
      2. Review facility operating data and resolve problems that are affecting facility output.  Track causes and implement corrective actions.  Assist Asset Managers, Operators, and Electricians in resolving technical issues with facilities.  Assist in remediation of SCADA, networking and communications problems. 
      3.  Utilize working knowledge of various equipment suppliers’ technologies to ensure CED systems are up to date.
      4. Prepare service reports, JSA’s and other wind facility documentation.



    • Associates degree in electrical technology required or well documented relevant work in field service engineering for a major component supplier.



    • 5+ years wind turbine field service
    • Power distribution systems experience a plus
    • Experience in the overall aspects of design engineering, construction, start-up/commissioning, and subsequent O&M of energy projects
    • Specific experience in the operation and maintenance of large scale wind technologies strongly preferred
    • Production data evaluation and implementation of corrective actions
    • Working knowledge of electricity and hazards posed by electrical equipment and conductors is required
    • Experience establishing programs and performing preventive/predictive maintenance on power plant equipment.


    Job Skills:

    • Detail-oriented
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Must have a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record
    • Experience using Microsoft Office suite of products
    • Knowledge of plant networks and control systems
    • Ability to work nights and weekends required
    • Able to work safely at heights
    • Ability to climb 80 meter steel towers on a daily basis to perform maintenance in the nacelle and hub.
    • Ability to frequently lift items weighing 1 to 60 pounds and occasionally lift items from 61 to 100 pounds.
    • 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 interpret and follow a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
    • Possession of comprehensive writing skills to meet contractual reporting obligations.
    • Willing to work overtime on holidays, weekends, and on short notice. Participates in an on-call schedule.
    • Ability to work in extremely adverse weather conditions.
    • Ability to safely work around low and medium voltage.
    • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
    • Weight must not exceed 275 lbs. excluding equipment/gear worn when performing job related tasks.
    • Knowledge of heavy equipment required for facility maintenance with a working knowledge of crane signaling and rigging requirements.
    • Familiarity with maintenance and electronic testing equipment. (i.e. voltage testers, amp clamps,
    • Oscilloscopes, me ohmmeters, infrared testers, hydraulic torque equipment, alignment and various hand and power tools.)
    • Willingness and desire to increase professional knowledge of turbine equipment, including safety regulations.
    • May require travel to other wind sites within U.S. Valid US Driver’s License required.
    • Experience or willingness to increase proficiency in high voltage switching/ grounding



    Equal Opportunity Employer: Consolidated Edison is an equal opportunity employer and, as such, affirms in policy and practice its commitment to recruit, hire, train, and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, citizenship, eligible veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by law. 

    Con Edison is a federal contractor subject to VEVRAA and desires to receive priority referrals of protected veterans. 


    You must be eligible to work in the US independent of company sponsorship.


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