General Electric Field Specialist - Blades in Cheyenne, Wyoming

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Role Summary:

The Field Specialist - Blades will be a US Wind Travel Technician who will be responsible for the internal and external inspections and repair of fiberglass and composite blades, spinners, and nacelles from Category 1 through Category 5.

Essential Responsibilities:

As the Field Specialist - Blades, you will:

  • Inspect and photograph internal and external blade damage, document findings, and assemble all associated paperwork as required to be posted for further action by Engineering

  • Perform composite repairs on internal and external blade surfaces, leading and trailing edge repair while following guidelines provided by Engineering with locations both up tower and down tower

  • Utilize blade access platforms, boom trucks, and rope access at heights of 300ft or more

  • Help in all areas of site preparation (i.e. coordination of labor and materials) with minimal supervision

  • Document all work performed using computer based service reporting procedures

  • Communicate site status to engineering, customers, and management

  • Provide maintenance support and preform large component replacement of wind turbine generators

  • Provide wind turbine generator LOTO (Lock Out & Tag Out) support

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • High School Diploma / GED

  • Minimum of 2 years of blade or composite repair experience (OR Graduate of a Wind Tech and/or Composite program)

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally, as required

  • Ability and willingness to possess and maintain a valid driver’s license

  • Ability and willingness to handle repetitive weight - 50 lbs

  • Ability and willingness to climb towers up to 300 feet

  • Ability and willingness to work in all weather conditions

  • Ability to meet specific OSHA weight limits of 250 to 300lbs max

  • Ability to read and understand electrical schematic drawings

  • Ability and willingness to read, interpret technical manuals, procedures, and regulations

  • Ability to write reports, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure

  • Ability and willingness to work in range of environments to include but not limited to industrial facilities, manufacturing facilities, and power industry facilities

  • Ability and willingness to be available for rotation shift schedules 24 hours, seven days a week

Desired Characteristics:

  • Ability to read and understand schematic drawings

  • Ability and willingness to take initiative and work without direct supervision

  • Composite repair experience

  • Blade access platforms experience

  • SPRAT (Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians) Rope access trained

  • Lightning protection system inspections knowledge

  • Understand technology of wind blade construction and repair

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