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 6-8 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.