Iberdrola USA Traveling Wind Plant Tech I/II in United States



Business and Department

Providence Heights Tiskilwa,IL


Avangrid Renewables is seeking to fill three (3) Traveling Plant Tech I or II openings to support the various facilities located across the US. This position is part of the Field Services organization and may include from time to time construction tasks. Tasks include: performing routine preventative maintenance, conducting repairs and replacement of equipment within a wind or solar powered generation plant along with quality assurance. Successful candidate will support in all areas of plant operations and construction activities as directed by the Site Manager.

The position(s) can be held at most Avangrid Renewables US wind sites with a preference towards Providence Heights, South Chestnut, Groton and Locust Ridge.

Operate and maintain wind turbine and solar equipment along with associated infrastructure including

Read schematics to troubleshoot complicated mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic problems with variable

Perform mechanical and electrical component repair or replacement of parts to correct malfunctions following

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

substation, collection and transmission systems.

pitch, variable speed control systems and components.

all manufacturers' requirements.

documents of items found.

Work alongside commissioners from various OEM’s.

Comply with all project environmental health and safety programs. Perform preventive maintenance in accordance with OEM maintenance manuals. Adhere to effective internal controls. Perform data collection and prepare reports to meet wind plant reporting requirements. Perform various retrofits and design modifications Perform various QA/QC functions to include mechanical walk downs. Compile and submit supporting


College degree or technical school certificate; or 12 months of related experience or wind industry training; or

  • equivalent combination of education and experience.

Valid driver's license and acceptable driving record. Ability to climb towers up to 100 meters on a daily basis to perform maintenance in the nacelle and hub. Ability to frequently lift items weighing up to 60 pounds and occasionally lift items up to 100 pounds. Advanced computer skills utilizing word processing, spreadsheets, email, facility control, management and

Weight must not exceed 285lbs excluding equipment/gear worn when performing job related tasks.Knowledge of heavy equipment required for facility maintenance with a working knowledge of crane and

Familiarity with maintenance and electronic testing equipment. (i.e. voltage testers, amp clamps,

Ability to interpret and follow a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Possession of comprehensive writing skills to meet contractual reporting obligations. Willing to work overtime, holidays and weekends on short notice. May be required to perform on-call duties. Ability and willingness to travel to other sites on short notice. Ability to work in extremely adverse weather conditions. Ability to work around low, medium and high voltage. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of unknown variables in situations where only

reporting systems, including the use of computerized diagnostic and troubleshooting tools.

limited standardization exists.

rigging requirements.

oscilloscopes, megohmmeters, infrared testers, hydraulic torque equipment, alignment and various hand and power tools.)


this job. Preference may be given to candidates with the following:

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a medical Fit for Duty exam, background check, references, drug screen, verification of legal right to work in the U.S., and in some cases, a credit check. A credit check will be administered when a prospective employee will be working in Finance, Accounting, Treasury or where duties may involve handling of funds, accounts or cash. A Motor Vehicle (MVR) check will be administered when a prospective employee will be regularly using a company vehicle. Avangrid Renewables is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, status as an individual with a disability, or any other status or class protected by federal or state law.

Experience in power plant operations and maintenance. Experience in wind and solar plant construction, operations and maintenance Specific experience in wind and solar power converters/inverters Experience in high voltage switching. Directly related experiences gained in fields that required a strong electrical and mechanical aptitude.

Willingness and desire to increase professional knowledge of turbine and solar equipment, including safety

Will be required to travel 80% of the time in order to support other wind and solar sites within U.S. Applicant must live within1hr from selected home base site If selected for an interview, candidates will be asked to review the Functional Job Analysis requirements for

Field Technician

REFERENCE: 5087635701

Publication date: 12.02.2018