Balance of Plant Technician (Windfarm)

Posting ID : A1068481974
Date Posted : 2015-08-18
Category : Skilled Trades Artisan

Balance of Plant Technician

At SunEdison, we are looking for talented self-starters with imagination, creativity and vision. In addition, we are seeking individuals who are original thinkers, possess the drive to achieve quick results, and have the capacity to assume increasing responsibility in a highly successful global organization. Ideal candidates will have a passion for the renewable energy industry and desire to be part of a team that is transforming the way energy is generated, distributed, and owned around the globe.


The purpose of this position is to support the efficient and safe operation of the wind farm through a combination of duties and responsibilities, including, but not limited to: oversight of third party contractors; written and verbal communications and reporting to management; and hands-on activities, such as roads and rights-of-way maintenance, electrical and mechanical equipment maintenance, and electrical switching operations. Duties and responsibilities must be carried out in compliance with all codes, regulations, and contract


Serve as one of SunEdison's on-site representatives to ensure that work performed by third party contractors is being done in compliance with contract requirements and meets necessary quality and safety standards.

Perform and/or supervise all necessary maintenance and repairs to site grounds, roads, and rights-of-way and perform or assist in substation and collection system maintenance and repairs.

Perform inspections of site mechanical and electrical equipment and systems, environmental mitigation measures, and infrastructure to identify operational or maintenance concerns and to ensure compliance with environmental and regulatory requirements.

Perform and/or supervise maintenance and repairs to certain site mechanical and electrical equipment.

Perform electrical switching operations, as needed, to support the maintenance of the wind turbines and wind farm.

Participate in the solicitation and review of bids from third party contractors for supply of goods and services.

Maintain accurate and detailed daily and weekly logs and reports for site activities, incidents, and events.

Maintain all site vehicles per required maintenance schedules.

Conduct all activities in such a way to minimize equipment downtime and costs and maximize electrical generation and revenue.

Comply with all safety, regulatory, environmental and administrative procedures at all times.

Required Qualifications:

Prior experience in one or more related fields is strongly preferred (wind turbine operations and/or maintenance, earth moving equipment operations, electrical substation and switchgear operations and/or maintenance, mechanical equipment operations and/or maintenance).

Prior experience with personal computers and familiarity with basic business software, such as Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Excel, Word) and Adobe Acrobat.

Valid driver's license; able to pass a DOT (Department of Transportation) physical and associated requirements.

24/7 on-call availability.

Comfortable working at heights and the ability to perform essential physical functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation; this includes climbing 300' wind turbines, lifting 50 lbs. above head, and meeting the weight requirement of safety gear, 310 lbs. or less.

Technical 2 or 4 year college degree, vocational training, or relevant job skills certification, is strongly preferred.

SunEdison is world's largest renewable energy development company with a strong "one company, one culture" environment that allows you to innovate, expand your potential, and own your future. This environment encourages positive thinking, integrity, and a "together as a team we win" attitude. In addition to providing a climate for professional growth, SunEdison offers competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits program and a company matched 401(k) savings plan.

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