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Job Description

What The Role Is

Reporting to the Wind Site Manager, the Lead Technician will contribution to the day to day operations of the Rattlesnake wind site, by participating in and monitor the performance of wind turbine mechanical, hydraulic, and electric component maintenance and sub-station activities. The primary objective of this position is to maintain safe, effective, efficient, and profitable wind turbine operations.

What You'll Be Doing

  • Monitor, abide by and enforce safe work practices as they relate to wind plants, wind plant personnel, wind turbine repairs, maintenance, and balance of plant activities
  • Inspect completed repairs and scheduled maintenance for quality assurance
  • Troubleshoot complicated mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical problems on Clearway owned equipment
  • Perform all mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical component maintenance, repair and replacement and ensure others are doing the same in accordance with proper procedure, guidance and to Clearway standards
  • Use proper tooling and equipment to perform troubleshooting, repair and maintenance activities on Clearway owned equipment
  • Support in all areas of site operations, including leading crews, as directed by Site Manager and with minimal supervision
  • Assist in the training and development of lower level operation and maintenance personnel
  • Ensure crews document all work performed, parts used, and time spent using computer-based service reporting procedures
  • Responsible for updating manuals, work instructions and technical wind turbine data
  • Read and understand electrical schematics and wiring diagrams and mentor others as needed
  • Monitor site conditions, contractors, and Clearway personnel to maximize revenue and minimize downtime during repairs and maintenance
  • Ensure crews maintain all tools and equipment in good working order and well organized
  • Safely perform LOTO and mentor lower level technicians in LOTO
  • Perform balance of plant, O&M facility and switchyard maintenance, repairs, and inspection as required
  • Work a flexible schedule, including weeknights, weekends, and holidays as needed
  • Ensure all vehicles and equipment are properly maintained and serviced
  • Assist other sites with remote troubleshooting

What You'll Bring

  • Able to climb towers unassisted up to 300 feet
  • Comfortable standing outside the nacelle and nosecone at the top of the turbine and working in adverse weather conditions
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and good driving record
  • Able to work with electrical wires and differentiate between color coded wires
  • Able to safely work in a wide range of adverse climates and environments
  • Able to travel as required
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain wind turbines at a high availability factor
  • Proficiency in MS Office, and fluent in creating, editing, and modifying Word and Excel documents
  • Possess in-depth understanding of the different components of the wind turbine including the pitch system, computerized control system, and the power conversion unit as well as knowledge and understanding of OEM approved mechanical maintenance methods and practices
  • Possess the skills to perform mechanical and electrical equipment repairs and guide and mentor others to do the same
  • High school diploma or GED is required
  • If you don’t meet 100% of the above qualifications but see yourself contributing, please submit your resume.

What Would Be Nice

  • Associates degree (electrical or technical) and 2+ years turbine experience, or 5+ years wind turbine experience required
  • 1+ years of independent turbine troubleshooting experience, and be able to troubleshoot turbines without assistance required

Clearway will not sponsor nonimmigrant visas for this position (H-1B, TN, E-3, etc.).

The pay rate for the successful candidate will depend on geographic location, skills, relevant and demonstrated experience, education, training and certifications, and other factors permitted by law. This role is eligible to earn an annual cash bonus, subject to personal and company performance goals.

Salary Range Across all U.S. Locations

$79,000—$95,000 USD

Clearway Energy Group is leading the transition to a world powered by clean energy. Along with our public affiliate Clearway Energy, Inc., we own and manage more than 9.6 gigawatts of renewable and conventional energy assets across the country. As we develop a nationwide pipeline of new renewable energy projects for the future, Clearway’s 7 gigawatts of operating wind, solar, and energy storage assets offset the equivalent of more than 9 million metric tons of carbon emissions for our customers today. Clearway Energy Group is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Carlsbad, Calif.; Scottsdale, Ariz.; Houston; and Princeton, N.J. For more information, visit clearwayenergygroup.com.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion At Clearway, we create a community that isn’t about being the same – it’s about building a team of unique individuals, with different backgrounds & skill sets, coming together to build something big & make a difference in the world. Clearway’s team is dedicated to a clean energy future across a wide spectrum of roles & responsibilities. Embodying our company values and operating principles, unique individuals come together over a common mission. We embrace opportunities to do challenging work that can change the world. We aspire to bring out the best in everyone. We share setbacks, celebrate successes, & act with integrity & accountability to get the job done.

Working at Clearway, Hybrid Together Here at Clearway, we’re committed to balancing flexibility while fostering strong relationships with our teammates. We do this by prioritizing new hires based near one of our offices in San Francisco, Carlsbad, Scottsdale, Houston, & Princeton. Our office-based employees typically work together from fabulous spaces on Tuesdays & Thursdays to collaborate & learn, build community, get to know one another, & enjoy company-provided meals & events.

Clearway Energy is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience & expertise. We intentionally foster a culture of inclusion that empowers our employees to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities & protected veterans to join the team. Clearway is a proud promoter of employment opportunities to our Military & Veterans.

What We Provide Clearway offers all eligible employees working 20+ hours per week a comprehensive menu of benefits: generous PTO, medical, dental & vision care, HSAs with company contributions, health FSAs, dependent daycare FSAs, commuter benefits, relocation, & a 401(k) plan with employer match, a variety of life & accident insurances, fertility programs, adoption assistance, generous parental leave, tuition reimbursement, & benefits for employees in same-sex marriages, civil unions & domestic partnerships. For more on Clearway benefits, visit our Benefits Website.

Notice to Applicants
Clearway Energy is strongly committed to a philosophy of equal opportunity and fully complies with equal employment laws, ordinances and regulations for all applicants and employees. We will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to apply and compete for employment opportunities for which they are qualified. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to [email protected] and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Notice to California Applicants
Clearway Energy is strongly committed to a philosophy of equal opportunity and fully complies with equal employment laws, ordinances and regulations for all applicants and employees.

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