**Wind Technician III- South Dakota Wind: Highmore, South Dakota**
**Date:** Feb 21, 2023
**Location(s):** Highmore, SD, US, 57345
**Company:** NextEra Energy
**Requisition ID:** 69772
is the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun, and a world leader in battery storage. We provide energy-related products and services that grow our economy, protect the environment, support our communities and help customers meet their energy needs. Are you interested in creating a cleaner environment for future generations? Join our world-class, innovative team today.
**Position Specific Description**
Join the world’s leading generator of renewable energy as a Wind Technician at NextEra Energy. As a Wind Technician you will be on the critical front-line to ensure the safe and optimal performance of all wind farm site operations. You will primarily focus on the safe execution of field-based equipment maintenance and diagnostics, as well as the long-term reliability and profitability of the equipment. Additional duties may include:
• Executing Safety Management System procedures and instructions, conducting field work in compliance with OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) applicable regulations, encourage good employee safety practices, and drive an unparalleled employee safety culture
• Working outdoors and at heights inside and outside of the elements.
• Troubleshoot and maintain electrical components; like relays, breakers, contactors, cards and/or hardware of that nature.
• Troubleshoot and maintain mechanical components; like motors, gear drives and/or anything mechanical in nature.
• Perform routine annual preventative maintenances of wind turbine components.
• Operation of the tablet that is provided to each technician
• Collaborating closely with internal NextEra users to develop and implement operation focused feedback and solutions for planned and unplanned maintenance, improvement projects, development, and financial performance
• Recruiting and developing other technicians for the ongoing development of team
• Supporting site manager for all phases of timely safety and environmental reporting, maintenance, financial reporting, and turbine availability
• Presenting a positive professional representation of NextEra Energy in the community and with the customer
• Participating in Business Lean Six Sigma processes and projects
• Active participation in the career development and Partners in Performance programs driving the annual merit & incentives rewards.
Employees in this role perform maintenance, troubleshooting, and repairs on wind turbines and other associated equipment. Individuals understand the mechanics, including both electrical and maintenance of hydraulics, of all wind turbine components. This position replaces mechanical and electrical components, understands schematics and uses appropriate diagnostic tools. The successful candidate will interpret fault reports, maintain power generation reports, service logs in the computer database, and monitor turbine performance and SCADA systems.
**Job Duties & Responsibilities**
Under direct supervision:
+ Performs regular preventative maintenance and repair on wind turbine power generation equipment
+ Completes electrical, electronic, and mechanical troubleshooting
+ Maintains all company supplied equipment, facilities and tooling
+ Applies basic understanding of the technical and process functions
+ Manages own training schedules and meets all training requirements within designated time frames
+ Able to meet attendance requirements
+ Performs other job-related duties as assigned
+ High School Grad / GED
+ Experience: 1+ years in a technical field, OR completion of a technical certificate/degree program
+ Valid Driver’s License (NON CDL)
+ Ability to climb a wind turbine up to 300 feet
+ Post-Offer Functional Capacity Eval
+ Associate’s Degree
**Employee Group:** Non Exempt
**Employee Type:** Full Time
**Job Category:** Technicians – Wind/HV/Solar
**Organization:** NextEra Operating Srvs
**Relocation Provided:** Yes, if applicable
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