LEAD WIND TECHNICIAN - Tumbler Ridge (BC, Canada)

in Tumbler Ridge, BC

LEAD WIND TECHNICIAN - Tumbler Ridge (BC, Canada) Job

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    Tumbler Ridge, BC V0C 2W0, Canada

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Job Description SummaryGE’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.

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Role Summary/Purpose

The Wind Energy Lead Technician is a critical and active role to maintain optimal function and output at the wind site by working daily on turbine operations, planning, required maintenance, safety, quality control, warranty repair(s) and customer service. The Lead Wind Technician partners and communicates with the Site Manager to execute on contract requirements and timelines and ensures alignment with GE operational excellence!        

Essential Responsibilities           

As the Lead Wind Technician you will:

  • Work with site Manager to execute contractual obligations per customer requirements and activities set forth with on a daily basis, which include any portion of the electrical and mechanical equipment used in the GE wind turbine generator
  • Perform maintenance, repair or replacement of parts to correct malfunctions
  • Troubleshoot complex mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical problems on variable pitch & variable speed turbines
  • Support in all areas of site operations as directed by manager with minimal supervision including daily schedules and planning, supporting tech development, overall site leadership and customer service
  • Perform some diagnostic electrical analysis
  • Document all work performed using computer based service reporting procedures
  • Work with and respond to GE’s remote operations center when necessary


  • High School Diploma or GED
3+ years relevant wind experience in electrical, mechanical or hydraulic processes.


Must have and maintain a valid driver’s licenseHandle repetitive weight - 50 lbs., and climb towers up to 300 feet dailyMeet specified manufacturer weight limits not to exceed 300lbs including required gear. Understand electrical schematic drawings, technical manuals, procedures, and regulations. Ability and willingness to work in range of environments to include but not limited to industrial facilities, manufacturing facilities, and power industry facilitiesFlexibility to work rotating shift schedules, and on-call per site needsCustomer service experience with effective communication skills

Desired Characteristics

Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in a Technical, Electrical, or Electronics field from an accredited college or universityTechnical Certification in Wind Energy or Electrical / Electronic fieldAbility to work with a wide variety of personnel at all levels inside and outside of the Wind FarmWind turbine experienceAbility and willingness to take initiative, and work without direct supervisionElectrical, mechanical, and/or hydraulic experienceExperience using hydraulic power toolsExperience with heavy equipment required for facility maintenance with a working knowledge of crane and rigging requirements

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Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

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