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Wind Turbine Installation Technician

Job Introduction

ALE offers a unique opportunity for Wind Installation Technicians. The job will be subject to extensive travelling and extensive periods in diverse and sometimes isolated locations.

As a Wind Turbine Installation Technician you will contribute to each and every task as needed and in relation to the correct assembly and installation of the different wind turbine components, from reception on site to the commissioning and handover to our clients. 

Role Responsibility

  • Reception, unpacking and inspection of the wind components prior to the start of the assembly process.
  • Cleaning of the foundation and installation area.
  • Overall coordination of the crane activities for the installation of each component.
  • Preparation, unpacking and installation of the PPM unit, convertor, transformer or other component as part of the pre-population activities and according to the manufacturers manual.
  • Mechanical assembly, torqueing and tensioning of the different wind components.
  • Electrical installation and connection of the different elements of the wind turbine to its commissioning according to the manual of the manufacturer. Electrical testing.
  • Aviation lights installation, fire extinguishers, safety signals, etc.
  • Installation of the wind turbine internal lift.
  • Preparation of all the necessary documentation for its commission and handover to our client.
  • Participating in the turbine inspection, preparation of punch-list and sorting out the defects as encountered

 

You must be able to -

  • Read, understand and be familiar with the requirements of the Company Policies, the requirements of the HSQE plan and any other relevant site HSQE plans/procedures, and to carry out all work in accordance with their requirements.
  • Have a good understanding of the WTG manuals and associated documents for the works to be carried out safely.
  • Ensure all instructions contained within the Risk Assessments and Method Statements for the work are followed, with any changes must be highlighted to the lead technician / site manager immediately.
  • Carry out all works in a professional manner paying attention to the necessary quality standards.
  • Wear the appropriate PPE as provided and indicated within this HSQE plan and Method Statement at all times, and to use all protective clothing and any safety equipment issued for their protection i.e. safety helmets, goggles, etc. as necessary.
  • Keep tools and equipment in good condition and stored in the correct manner and to report immediately any tools and/or equipment that is found to be in a poor condition.
  • Report immediately to lead technician / site manager any defect in plant and/or equipment.
  • Report immediately to lead technician / site manager any unsafe act or omission they have been involved in or are aware of.
  • Work in a safe manner at all times. Do not take unnecessary risks that could endanger yourself or others. Remove site hazards where possible/safe to do so, e.g. remove or flatten nails sticking out of timber, tie unsecured access ladders, etc.
  • Actively participate in any accident, incident or nonconformity investigation and reporting as required.
  • Only use plant or equipment for the purpose it is intended, and do not use it at all if not trained, appropriately experienced and competent.
  • Warn other employees, particularly new employees and young people, of particularly known hazards.
  • Report to lead technician / site manager, any person seen abusing equipment or facilities provided for your safety while at work.
  • Report any injury, incident (including environmental), near miss or nonconformity that happens at work, even if it does not stop you working. ALE promotes a no blame culture and an incident and injury free environment.
  • Suggest safer, more efficient or more effective methods of working and participate in providing a safer place to work for all employees.

The Ideal Candidate

QUALIFICATIONS

ESSENTIAL

  • Higher education qualification in mechanical / electrical engineering or logistics.
  • GWO medical fitness for working at height.
  • Rigger qualification

DESIRABLE

  • SARETEC wind turbine training course
  • GWO working at height.
  • GWO manual handling
  • GWO fire awareness
  • GWO confined space.
  • Blade rotor technician training (repairs and inspections).

EXPERIENCE

ESSENTIAL

  • Relevant experience for 3 years in Wind Farms.

DESIRABLE

  • Heavy transport / heavy lifting experience / wind turbine installation

SKILLS & ABILITIES

ESSENTIAL

  • Judgment and decision making, multitasking.

DESIRABLE

  • Time management
  • Critical thinking
  • Torque / tensioning equipment
  • Willing to learn

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

ESSENTIAL

  • Able to adapt to different cultures and environments
  • Social
  • team orientated

DESIRABLE

  • Self-reliant

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

ESSENTIAL

  • Willing to travel and spend time away from home in remote locations.
  • Passport, no travel or entry restrictions

DESIRABLE

  • Manufacturer training (eg. Vestas, GE, Siemens, Gamesa, Nordex, Acciona, etc)
  • International driving licence
 

Package Description

Competitive package

About the Company

ALE is an engineering specialist. The core activity of the group involves engineering solutions for the horizontal and vertical movement of very large individual items.

Our expertise lies in all aspects of heavy lifting and transportation, including specialised cranes, transporters, hydraulic equipment, and barges. The unique nature of our work means that we rely on highly skilled operators and engineers to work on our projects in a safety critical environment.

ALE serve a wide variety of industry sectors worldwide, ranging from power generation to ports, from renewables to oil and gas, and from civil engineering to mining.  We work both onshore and offshore, and in many other challenging environments from high altitude, to desert and even arctic conditions. Our customers include the top global Engineering Procurement and Contracting companies (EPCs), oil and gas companies, NOCs, major infrastructure specialists, governments, ports and other contractors.

Formed in 1983, ALE employs 2,100 people in 40 businesses across the world.  The company has grown tenfold in the last ten years, and is continuing to reach out to new locations and sectors.

ALE Wind Services is a newly established division within ALE and is responsible for resourcing, managing and installing wind turbines on a global scale.

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