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Plant Technician I - Renewables

Company:  PPM TECHNICAL SERVICES, I
Location: 

PA, US

Company

Company

Iberdrola is a global energy leader, the number one producer of wind power, and one of the world's biggest electricity utilities in terms of market capitalisation. The group supplies energy to almost 100 million people in dozens of countries including Spain, the United Kingdom (ScottishPower), the United States (AVANGRID), Brazil (Neoenergia), Mexico, Germany, Portugal, Italy and France, with a workforce of more than 35,000 people.

Iberdrola is leading the transition towards a sustainable energy model through its investments in renewable energy, smart grids, large-scale energy storage and digital transformation, to offer its customers the most advanced products and services. Thanks to its commitment to clean energy, Iberdrola is one of the companies with the lowest emissions and an international benchmark for its contribution to sustainability and the fight against climate change.

 

 

Purpose

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

•    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' requirements. 
•    Comply with all project environmental health and safety programs. 
•    Perform preventive maintenance in accordance with OEM maintenance manuals. 
•    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. 

Skills and Requirements

•    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' requirements. 
•    Comply with all project environmental health and safety programs. 
•    Perform preventive maintenance in accordance with OEM maintenance manuals. 
•    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. 

Our Selection Process


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.

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Competencies
  • Develop Self & Others
  • Empower to grow
  • Collaborate and Share
  • Be a role model
  • Focus to achieve results
  • Be agile

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. This is applicable to employees that will work in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New York within AVANGRD Network and Corporate functions.  This does not include those that will work for Avangrid Renewables

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