BluEarth Asset Management (“BEAM”) is a subsidiary of BluEarth Renewables Inc. (“BluEarth”), accountable for operations and maintenance of BluEarth’s renewable energy facilities. BluEarth is a private company focused upon commercial-scale renewable energy development and operation. As an independent renewable power producer, our goal is to build, own, and operate sustainable wind, water, and solar generation projects. At BluEarth, we are developing and building a portfolio of energy projects that optimizes people, planet, and profits. We have The Power to Change the Future TM.
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Wind Technician – Bow Lake Wind Facility
Bow Lake Wind Project – Sault Ste. Marie, ON
- Reports directly to the Site Supervisor, Bow Lake;
- Reports indirectly to the Site Lead, Bow Lake.
Accountabilities and Key Functions
This position will be accountable for supporting the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of the wind facilities; working with the Site Supervisor to ensure safety, environmental, production and annual budget targets are achieved.
Key Operations functions include:
- Perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, troubleshooting and repairs of wind turbine subassemblies and related components.
- Operate and care for company property and equipment in an efficient and safe manner;
- Perform status checks including clearing error codes on wind turbines and repairing the problem;
- Grease/torque wind turbines;
- Change gearbox oil in a designated area or wind field;
- Replace mechanical components;
- Service blade and hub components as required;
- Inspect and facilitate maintenance of collector electrical equipment, communications systems, access roads, gates and other site infrastructure
- Complete work orders, time cards and other paperwork when required for specific project or assignment;
- Maintain respectful and harmonious working relationships with all external stakeholders on behalf of BEAM and the owners;
- Providing operational support to sites across Canada including covering Wind Technicians during absences, as required;
- Upholds all aspects of BEAM’s Environmental, Health, & Safety policies, practices, and programs;
- Uphold the company’s core values;
- All other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Key Success Factors
- Assist in operating the facility while maintaining zero environmental, health and safety incidents and/or occurrences;
- Assist in operating the facility to achieve greater than 98% availability, and maximizing project return while respecting approved budgets;
- Work effectively and efficiently in a team environment;
- Maintaining key relationships with landowners, stakeholders and agencies.
- Wind Turbine Technician certificate, Technical Diploma or Trade Certificate in Mechanical or Electrical;
- Other equivalent combinations of directly related post-secondary education and directly related experience may be considered.
- Minimum two years of Wind Power experience preferred;
- Experience working around high, medium, and low voltage equipment;
Personal Characteristics & Skills
- Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety regulations, and operations, service and other procedural manuals;
- Ability to read and understand electrical and hydraulic schematics;
- Familiarity and competency with industry standard SCADA systems and software;
- Excellent troubleshooting skills for both electrical and mechanical systems;
- Familiarity with testing and troubleshooting equipment such as multimeters, voltage testers, etc.;
- Driven to succeed in the role and grow skills to a senior level;
- Good communication skills, both verbal and written, with ability to write routine reports and correspondence;
- Possess an action-oriented approach with a strong work ethic and high integrity;
- Strategic thinker – able to understand and evaluate technical issues in relation to the overall business;
- Able to work as part of a team with various personalities with limited supervision;
- Able to exercise independent judgement and discretion, as well as act in a professional manner when representing the company;
- Highly flexible and able to quickly adapt to changing priorities;
- Good sense of humour;
- Reliable, dependable and professional;
- Possess a sense of ownership and pride in successful operations.
- Valid class 5 driver’s license;
- Ability to occasionally travel within Canada to support operations at other sites;
- Familiarity with Microsoft Office product such as Excel, Power Point, and Outlook;
- Physically capable of working in various plant and field conditions, including climbing wind turbines, working at heights in excess of 300 feet, and working in variable and adverse weather conditions, as long as safe to do so;
- Ability to work a varying schedule including early mornings, late evenings, weekends and holidays, in addition to being on-call.