Plant Technician I, Renewables Colorado Green

Avangrid Renewables Published: April 3, 2019
Location
Lamar, CO
Job Type
Full-time
Categories
Energy / Skilled & Technical Labor /
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Description

~ Avangrid Renewables is at the forefront of transforming the way the U.S. produces and uses energy. ~

Strongly positioned to develop, build, and operate the clean energy infrastructure of the future, Avangrid Renewables is already generating power from nearly 60 renewable energy projects for its utility-scale customers in the United States and helping lead America's transition to a renewable energy future.

Avangrid Renewables is the second-largest provider of clean, renewable wind power in the U.S. with more than 6,000 MW of owned and controlled wind and solar power facilities. We produce an economic windfall for numerous rural communities while providing clean, affordable power to our customers.

The company also operates 636 MW of natural gas-fired generation and a state-of-the-art 24-7 National Control Center, which acts as the nerve center of the company's generation portfolio, making it one of the few companies capable of providing structured energy solutions and allowing large industrial and commercial customers to manage risks and uncertainty in the natural gas and power industries.

Position Overview

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 Include:

This position is responsible for the onsite operation, maintenance, repair and replacement of equipment on renewable energy generation plants, and is effective in all areas of plant operations as directed by the Plant Manager or Supervisor.

Key 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. 
  • Perform duties around low, medium and high voltage. 
    Ability to work in extremely adverse weather conditions. 

Qualifications

Skills and Requirements: 

  • One year college or technical school certificate; or 12 months of related experience or wind industry training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Familiarity with maintenance and electronic testing equipment. (i.e. voltage testers, amp clamps, oscilloscopes, megohmmeters, infrared testers, hydraulic torque equipment, alignment and various hand and power tools). 
  • 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 climb towers up to 100 meters on a daily basis to perform maintenance in the nacelle and hub. 
  • Ability to frequently lift items weighing up to 60 pounds and occasionally lift items up to 100 pounds. 
  • Ability to work with electrical wires and differentiate between color coded wires. 
  • Ability to interpret and follow a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. 
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. 
  • Knowledge of heavy equipment required for facility maintenance with a working knowledge of crane and rigging requirements. 
  • Demonstrated team work, initiative and positive attitude. 
  • Valid driver's license and acceptable driving record. 
  • Weight must not exceed 285lbs excluding equipment/gear worn when performing job related tasks.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in power plant operations and maintenance. 
  • Experience in wind and solar plant construction, operation and maintenance; including, specific experience in wind turbine and solar power converters and inverters. 
  • Experience in high voltage switching. 
  • Directly related experiences gained in fields that require a strong electrical and mechanical aptitude. 
  • Qualified candidates living in or near the greater local area.

Other:

  • All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a medical Fit for Duty exam (only if applicable to job requirements), 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. 

Note: If you are an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who is unable to use our online tool to search for or to apply for jobs, you may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting our Human Resources department at 203-499-2777 or careers@avangrid.com

AVANGRID's employment practices and policies are geared to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. At AVANGRID we provide fair and equal employment and advancement opportunities for all employees and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. Learn more about equal employment by following this link.

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