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Wind Installation/Commissioning Lead - Onshore Wind - US

US$30 - US$40 per hour + Per Diem
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Wind Installation/Commissioning Lead - Onshore Wind - US

Date posted: August 23, 2019
US$30 - US$40 per hour + Per Diem
Illinois, USA
Job description

Wind Installation/Commissioning Lead - Onshore Wind - US

Role Summary/Purpose:

Reporting to the Resource Manager, the Lead Service Technician works with the Service Manager (SM), Resource Manager (RM) and client to provide supervision of scheduled and unscheduled servicing of wind turbines and site infrastructure.

Essential Functions:

  • Preparation of work programs for the timely servicing of assets
  • Carry out site inductions for staff, contractors and visitors
  • Organise daily work plans for site staff and contractors
  • Interpret the requirements of OEM's manuals, specifications, bulletins, work instructions, etc. and devise work plans including all required resources
  • Ensure the proper maintenance and fault finding of assets
  • Manage on-site operations, assets, and personnel to commission wind farms
  • Plan and coordinate daily work activities for Commissioning/installation technicians, subcontractors, and other departments on site
  • Assure the quality working condition of Wind Turbine Generators (WTGs) to reach substantial completion at each wind farm
  • Supervise and enforce company protocols for testing, handling, and troubleshooting WTG-related systems and subsystems
  • Provide technical knowledge to trace problems on WTG sub systems
  • Train personnel in WTG technology and project operational processes
  • Ensure that legislation and company policies are followed with regards to safety
  • Document, report, and archive all the required commissioning documentation
  • Communicate effectively with site management, clients, and other departments
  • Report to the Site Leader/Manager
  • Maintain reports using OEM's various software management tools and databases
  • Ensure all work is performed in accordance with the organisation's JSA, LOTO, EHS and associated policies/procedures
  • Provide weekly and monthly reports to OEM management and the customer
  • Report errors, violations, incidents or problems immediately using GE reporting systems
  • Submit enquiries to Engineering to ensure technical issues are resolved
  • Answer questions from management, Engineering, Sourcing, Projects etc. as required
  • Make a conformance or non-conformance decision upon completion of inspections
  • Develop and enforce an on-call roster to work weekends and nights if required or as directed by management
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • 5+ years of specialized/industry experience
  • A minimum of 3 years' experience supervising wind service operations or similar industry experience.
  • Must be either a qualified engineer, electrical or from mechanical trade background.
  • Proven experience in supervision of medium to large work crews.
  • Trained to an intermediate level in computer skills.
  • Current driver's license
  • Basic wind technician certificates (GWO, Tower Rescue, CPR, First Aid, AED, OSHA 10, Competent Climber, Confined Space, Working at Heights, NFPA 70 LOTO).
  • Current certificates from major turbine manufacturers highly desirable.

Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States. Qualified Applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.

EWI Recruitment is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Reference: INST ENG US_1566565985

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