WIND TURBINE BLADE TECHNICIAN

Robur Group USA is building its wind turbine blade technician teams for shop-based work and for projects on-site at wind farms. We are therefore looking for experienced fiberglass technicians with and without rope access capability and credentials.

Core competencies – Prior experience and certifications in any of the following:

  • Fiber composite and coating technology
  • Maintenance, repair and inspection of rotor blades and tower via suspended platforms and cherry pickers
  • Technical inspection of rotor blades and tower via rope access methods
  • Inspection of lightning protection systems
  • Fitment of turbine / blade retrofit upgrades

Typical Main Tasks

  • Work on projects throughout the USA on all types of wind turbines blades and nacelles.  Overseas project opportunities are also possible
  • Perform various levels of composite repair and surface refinishing work
  • For senior personnel, develop repair procedures and perform quality checks on repair work undertaken by others
  • Work in 2-3 person teams

Prerequisites

  • Comfort working at heights
  • Flexibility to work away from home for 1-2 weeks at a time
  • Ability to work in teams
  • Good knowledge in epoxy and polyester fiber composites
  • OEM blade manufacturer composite repair competence certifications
  • Standard wind turbine industry safety credentials and qualifications
  • For rope access, IRATA or SPRAT certification
  • Valid Driving license with no prior major convictions. Ability to pass background check and D&A screening

Interested in this job?

Please send a resume and copies of training certificates/qualifications to info@robur-group-usa.com,
or call +1 832 294 0688 for additional information or questions.

COMMISSIONING TECHNICIAN

Core Competencies

  • Technical Skills – Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.
  • Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone’s efforts to succeed. Communication
  • Safety Focus – Performs work in a safe manner at all times and observes safety and security procedures; avoids shortcuts that increase health and safety risks to self or others; reports potentially unsafe conditions and potential hazards; encourages and supports others to be safe while at work.
  • Ethics – Treats people with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values; does the right thing, even when it is difficult

Typical Main Tasks

  • Diagnosis and troubleshooting mechanical or electrical incidents
  • Interpretation of electrical and mechanical drawings and technical documentation
  • Energizing of the turbines and electrical checks pre-commissioning
  • Software transmission and wind turbine configuration (software load, wind turbine configuration, PLC hour configuration, counters reset…)
  • Alarm reset
  • Yaw systems & sensors tests (Yaw ring lubrication, sonic anemometers…)
  • Rotation sensor test
  • Emergency circuit test (nacelle cabinet, emergency series activation due to battery failure, vibration sensor, smoke sensor…)
  • Hydraulic system and hub emergency series tests (pump test, lead check, brake pressure test, safety valve test, bleeding the brake system, automatic Yaw, …)
  • Pitch system and hub sensors tests (TC confirmation, oil leak sensor,)
  • Pitch system tests (sine test, flow test, )
  • Checking of the balancing plugs on blades
  • Bacon system checking
  • Temperature sensors test
  • Fan and heating tests
  • Gearbox and nacelle cooling test
  • Adjusting the automatic lubricator
  • KBT Installation test
  • Battery verification
  • Gearbox test and gear box oil pump test
  • Startup of the predictive maintenance system (SMP)
  • Neta and N-Port configuration

Prerequisites

Education and/or Experience:

  • Studies electricity, intermediate or engineering studies. At least 1 year of work experience in commissioning or maintenance of specialized TROUBLE SHOOTING
  • Valid Driving license with no prior major convictions. Ability to pass background check and D&A screening

Product Knowledge:

  • Different kinds of wind turbines (Gamesa, Acciona, GE, Alstom….)

Communication Skills:

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills:

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft products and PLCS

Work Environment:

  • Ability to work at height and in confined spaces. Working regularly in outdoor weather conditions
  • Ability to work in rota for on-call cover on weekends and bank holidays
  • Flexibility to work away from home for extended periods

Interested in this job?

Please send a resume and copies of training certificates/qualifications to info@robur-group-usa.com,
or call +1 832 294 0688 for additional information or questions.

TROUBLE SHOOTER

Core Competencies

  • Technical Skills – Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.
  • Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone’s efforts to succeed. Communication
  • Safety Focus – Performs work in a safe manner at all times and observes safety and security procedures; avoids shortcuts that increase health and safety risks to self or others; reports potentially unsafe conditions and potential hazards; encourages and supports others to be safe while at work.
  • Ethics – Treats people with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values; does the right thing, even when it is difficult

Typical Main Tasks

  • Diagnosis and troubleshooting of mechanical, hydraulical and electrical issues
  • Interpretation of electrical, hydraulical and mechanical drawings, schematics, blueprints, procedures and technical documentation
  • Software transmission and wind turbine configuration (software load, wind turbine configuration, PLC hour configuration, counters reset…)
  • Alarm reset
  • Knowledge of the main systems of the turbine (yaw, pitch, environmental sensors, hydraulic group, emergency series, beacon, gearbox, generator, gearbox, converter, transformer, MV switchgear), their main elements, how to inspect, mount, repair and substitute them
  • Ability to carry out preventative and corrective maintenance according to OEM instructions
  • Completion of all relevant paperwork, including work orders, checklists, etc.
  • Compliance with all health and safety procedures
  • Occasionally, major turbine components replacement support e.g. generators and gearboxes
  • Assistance in all areas of site operations
  • Safe access and egress to all people on site supply
  • Establishment and maintenance general safety
  • Compliance with customer site rules
  • Incidents and occurrences reporting

Prerequisites

Education and/or Experience:

  • Studies: electricity, intermediate or engineering studies. Tt least 1 year of work experience in commissioning or maintenance of specialized troubleshooting
  • Valid Driving license with no prior major convictions. Ability to pass background check and D&A screening

Product Knowledge:

  • Different kinds of wind turbines (Gamesa, Acciona, GE, Alstom, Nordex, Suzlon, Vestas, ….)

Communication Skills:

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. 

Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills:

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft products and PLCS

Work Environment:

  • Ability to work at height and in confined spaces. Working regularly in outdoor weather conditions
  • Ability to work in rota for on-call cover on weekends and bank holidays
  • Flexibility to work away from home for extended periods

Interested in this job?

Please send a resume and copies of training certificates/qualifications to info@robur-group-usa.com,
or call +1 832 294 0688 for additional information or questions.

ROBUR Industry Service Group GmbH has appointed Houston-based David Corbett as its President for the Americas. This an important next step in bringing ROBUR’s leading portfolio of industrial services to the strong growth markets in North and South America. ROBUR’s focus in the Americas is in the first instance on developing its infrastructure and presence to safely and effectively deliver its wind turbine inspection, maintenance and asset management services in these markets.

David Corbett joins ROBUR with an extensive and varied background in asset performance management and related services. He most recently served as CEO of a US-based pipeline integrity and asset management services business, and previously has held senior leadership roles in organizations providing engineering, verification, inspection, testing and asset management services throughout the energy value chain and at all asset life-cycle stages. Corbett, originally a Naval Architect and with origins in asset management for the UK’s naval nuclear fleet, is a Chartered Engineer in the UK and registered European Engineer. He has been resident in Houston for 20 years and has led businesses throughout the Americas in the development and provision of high integrity/safety critical technical services as well as bringing significant corporate transaction and integration experience. “The Americas is one of the most important and fastest growing markets in the renewable power generation space, and I’m very pleased to join such a well-regarded service provider at such a pivotal time for the industry.”, said Corbett. He continued, “We have exciting growth plans and I’m looking forward to recreating ROBUR’s excellent reputation as one of the leading non-OEM providers of comprehensive, differentiated asset management services in European markets, for asset owners/operators in the Americas.”

Jan-Jörg Müller-Seiler, Managing Partner for ROBUR, commented, “We’re very pleased to move forward on this next stage of our strategic development, and expect to be able to announce exciting developments in the coming months. David’s experience in business integration and in implementing high-performing safety and quality assured strategic growth strategies will be central to the further development of our advanced renewables asset management services in the Americas.”

For further information, contact:

David Corbett in Houston
+1 281 467 0287
dcorbett@robur-group-usa.com

Kyriakos Kosmidis in Munich
+49 151 4022 5013
kkosmidis@robur-group.com

www.robur-group-usa.com

SAT Kerntechnik of Worms will become part of ROBUR, taking effect retroactively to 1 January 2018. Since its inception in 2002, SAT Kerntechnik has emerged as a highly efficient and reliable partner for the decommissioning of nuclear facilities in Germany and Europe.

Numbering almost 100, our colleagues at SAT Kerntechnik operate as engineering and dismantling partners offering extensive services in the areas of engineering/consulting, radiation protection, decommissioning/dismantling, decontamination and conditioning as one-stop solutions on behalf of many high-level clients.

“With 15 years of experience in the planning, implementation and documentation of decommissioning and disposal projects for nuclear facilities, we offer our clients quality, safety, efficiency and punctuality. This applies to commercial and research reactors, as well as to medical and other nuclear facilities. This experience is our motivation to keep growing in the interests of our clients and together with our colleagues. We are therefore delighted to have found a strategic partner in ROBUR. Collaborating with the companies within ROBUR will allow us to contribute to a successful energy transition”, says Frank Ambos, Managing Director at SAT Kerntechnik.

“We are very pleased to welcome SAT Kerntechnik into our Group as a recognised specialist for the decommissioning/dismantling of nuclear facilities. The decades of management experience, as well as the skilled team of engineers, nuclear scientists, technicians and business management specialists, will enhance our services portfolio and make ROBUR one of the leading providers for the dismantling of nuclear facilities in Germany”, says Andreas Haars, Head of the Business Unit Energy and Managing Director at ROBUR ENERGY.

Over the last three years, ROBUR’s active culture of entrepreneurship and partnership has driven the organisation’s growth to around €150 million in annual turnover and almost 2,000 colleagues worldwide, laying the foundation for the Group’s continued expansion in future. “New companies quickly notice how they can benefit from the Group, feel appreciated as partners and understood in their business strategies. It is therefore self-evident that Operative Management at SAT Kerntechnik will continue to run the business with Mr Frank Ambos as Managing Director and that its expertise will be of a great benefit to ROBUR and ROBUR ENERGY”, adds Daniel Beringer, Managing Partner at ROBUR.

“SAT Kerntechnik’s national and international services portfolio is the ideal addition to the dismantling solutions already offered by ROBUR. Besides sales, utilisation and management synergies within the organisation, clients of SAT Kerntechnik will benefit from the comprehensive services and size that are brought to the table by ROBUR. At the same time, ROBUR clients will have access to the expertise and qualified colleagues at SAT Kerntechnik and will receive additional solutions and services”, says Jan-Jörg Müller-Seiler, Managing Partner at ROBUR.

About SAT Kerntechnik:

SAT Kerntechnik is a group of companies with over a decade of experience in the decommissioning/dismantling of nuclear facilities. Led by SAT Kerntechnik GmbH, which was established in 2002, the group has become a recognised and reliable partner to the European Union and European energy supply companies, as well as to other high-level operators of nuclear facilities.

SAT Kerntechnik offers end-to-end services for the decommissioning and disposal of nuclear facilities, including engineering/consulting, radiation protection, decommissioning/ dismantling, decontamination and conditioning.
www.sat-kerntechnik.de

About ROBUR Industry Service Group GmbH (ROBUR):

Founded in 2015 as a response to the changing challenges of high-quality industrial services, ROBUR is now one of the top 10 industrial service providers in Germany, with 15 partner companies and a turnover of approx. EUR 150 million in 2018. Both the financing and the leadership of the group are characterised by partnership and entrepreneurialism. Our member companies benefit from the size and internationality of the group and can leverage sales, capacity utilisation and management synergies.

Almost 2,000 employees work in the wind, water, energy, industrial and process industries. As expert partners for our customers, we create holistic solutions, from planning and implementation, to operation and maintenance, to the relocation and decommissioning.

For further information please contact:
Daniel Beringer, Managing Partner
Phone +49 89 54 84 39 70
www.robur-industry-service.com

The management teams of SSC Wind and ROBUR announced the signing of an agreement to combine into the leading, independent German service provider for wind energy services. The transaction is expected to be executed by the end of November.

Amongst other, SSC Wind acts as a leader in on- and off-shore installation of wind turbines as well as service engineering provider for wind turbines. ROBUR WIND (consisting of ROBUR companies WKA and ROSCH) is leading the fields of blade maintenance as well as on- and offshore maintenance services. Together, the merged ROBUR WIND will become a full-service provider of market-leading solutions to its growing list of customers.

The combined entity with approximately € 60 Mio. in revenues and 600 specialists across multiple geographies will be the leading, German OEM independent full-service provider. Customers will benefit from enhanced expertise in complex solutions, increased regional and global coverage as well as an extended service portfolio that covers all phases of the wind turbine life cycle. ROBUR Wind will stay part of the larger ROBUR Industry Service Group, with approximately 1800 colleagues among the TOP 10 German industry service providers.

ROBUR partners Kyriakos Kosmidis (WKA managing director and spokesman of the business unit, ROBUR WIND) and Maik Schlapmann (managing director of ROSCH Industrieservice) actively supported the transaction and are looking forward grow the business along with their new colleagues from SSC Wind. The joint track record within ROBUR provides a solid basis for a joint future as leading full-service provider in wind energy.

The SSC Wind EMEA management team around Anne Higgen-Eden, Hinrich Eden and the manager of SSC Wind and SSC Baltic Wind René Psarski are looking forward to joining ROBUR Group with the clear expectation that the SSC Wind network will give the combined group an edge in providing best-in-class services to its growing list customers. ROBUR’s unique culture promotes entrepreneurship, fosters growth and allows executive management to take on additional responsibility within ROBUR.

ROBUR managing partner Daniel Beringer said that it is ROBUR’s clear intention to develop the ROBUR WIND business unit further within the industry service group in the upcoming years both organically as well as through select acquisitions and through further investment in the internationalization and technological development of SSC Wind, WKA and ROSCH. ROBUR will continue to work very hard to remain the preferred independent partner for all customers in the highly dynamic wind power market.

About SSC EMEA Wind GmbH (SSC Wind)
SSC Wind is a medium-sized wind energy service provider with approximately 350 employees within the group. Its customers comprise original equipment manufacturers, utility companies, operators of offshore wind farms and construction firms. Its service portfolio ranges from technical development through installation services, electrical planning to assembly including commissioning and services of wind turbines. SSC Wind has been operating successfully across Europe for 17 years.

About ROBUR Industry Service Group GmbH (ROBUR)
Founded in 2015 as a response to the changing challenges of high-quality industrial services, ROBUR is now one of the top 10 industrial service providers in Germany, with 15 partner companies and turnover of approx. EUR 150 million in 2018. Both the financing and the leadership of the group are characterised by partnership and entrepreneurialism. Our member companies benefit from the size and internationality of the group and can leverage sales, capacity utilisation and management synergies.

The almost 1,500 employees work in the wind, water, energy, industrial and process industries. As expert partners for our customers we create holistic solutions, from planning through to implementation and services, in the areas of installation, operation and maintenance, relocation and decommissioning.

For questions please consult:
Daniel Beringer, Managing Partner
Telephone: +49 89 54 84 39 70
www.robur-industry-service.com

Continuing its growth in USA, ROBUR Group adds another location to meet its customers’ needs. A new office in Abilene, Texas will create a regional hub serving our partners in the region. A local workforce of experienced technicians has been employed to support our activities with services ranging from scheduled maintenance and oil changes to specialist works on blades and gearboxes as well as End of Warranty inspections.

Transferring our corporate values and combining them with the experience and vision of our team in USA, has created an attractive business proposal for our customers, leading to a rapid growth of our activities in North America. We are proud to be a part of this great market supporting our customers to achieve their targets in Wind and Solar energy.

An expansion in more locations in the Midwest will follow in the next months of 2018.

The German high-end industrial services group ROBUR enters the US market targeting to establish its position in North America as a well-renowned global partner for its customers. ROBUR GROUP consists of a group of companies structured in 5 different divisions (Wind, Energy, Water, Process and Industrials) and initially the main focus in USA will be on services in Wind and Solar energy.

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the company has structured a team of experienced executives to lead the growth in the US market, concentrating in offering quality services to Asset Owners and OEMs in renewable energy. Combining the global experiences with the local experience of the US team members, ROBUR is offering a complete solution as well as tailor-made services to its customers.

An expansion in more locations in USA as well as in Latin America is in the strategic plans for 2018.