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Lead Wind Farm Service Technician

GE Renewable Energy

Closing date 30 September 2021

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Employment Type

Full Time

Seniority Level

Mid-Level

Salary

$90,000 - $110,000

Technology Type

Wind

Location
Bango, Yass, Canberra, Bowning
State
NSW

About Us

GE (NYSE:GE) drives the world forward by tackling its biggest challenges. By combining world-class engineering with software and analytics, GE helps the world work more efficiently, reliably, and safely. GE people are global, diverse and dedicated, operating with the highest integrity and passion to fulfill GE’s mission and deliver for our customers. www.ge.com

Role Summary

This role will be the Lead Wind Farm Service Technician and Nominated Qualified Supervisor - Electrical for the Bango Wind Farm in NSW. You will be responsible for taking the lead on performing scheduled and unscheduled servicing of wind turbines and site infrastructure. You will you interface regularly with the Service Management, the Client, internal technical team, other GE Onshore wind farms, contractors and the local community. In addition, you will also supervise and report on all electrical installation works when performing scheduled and unscheduled servicing of wind turbines and site infrastructure. You are required to be appointed as the Nominated Qualified Supervisor - Electrical under the Registered Electrical Contactors license on behalf of the company for the Bango NSW Site. Relocation assistance provided for candidates that are not local but willing to relocate to the area of or nearby to Bango NSW (For example; Yass, Bowning, Marchmont, Murrumbateman, Goulburn, etc).

Essential Responsibilities

  • Nominated as the High Voltage operating Authority delegate for the Bango site
  • Interpret the requirements of GE manuals, specifications, bulletins, and complete assigned tasks in accordance with GE work instructions

Have a working knowledge of electrical installation requirements provided in the following documents(as amended from time to time):

  • Plumbers, Gas Fitters and Electricians Act 1995
  • Electricity Safety (General) Regulations
  • Electricity Safety (Registration and Licensing) Regulations
  • AS/NZS 3000, Wiring Rules and all other standards applicable to your work
  • Managing Electrical Risks in the workplace Code of Practice
  • Ensure all work is performed in accordance with the above documents and to the organisation’s SWMS, LOTO, associated EHS & QA/QC policies/procedures
  • Maintain a working knowledge of the Registered Electrical Contractor (REC) responsibilities for the state of New South Wales
  • Lead & train site Technicians
  • Lead continuous improvement efforts and share lessons learnt
  • Preparation of work programs for the timely servicing of assets and organise daily work plans for contractors
  • Perform and ensure the proper maintenance and fault finding of assets
  • Maintain reports using GE’s various software management tools and databases
  • Report errors, violations, incidents, or problems immediately using GE reporting systems
  • Submit enquiries to Engineering to ensure technical issues are resolved
  • Make a conformance or non-conformance decision upon completion of inspections
  • Form part of an on-call roster to work weekends and nights if required or as directed by management
  • Perform high voltage switching operations according to site procedures as required including the holding of permits creating switching instruction and issuing permits
  • Be familiar with and follow all EHS policies, and procedures applicable to their job and cooperate with GE investigations, EHS audits and call attention to fellow employees of unsafe acts, unsafe conditions and practices to their Manager, Supervisor, and EHS Manager/Coordinator
  • Have a demonstrated and consistent commitment to safety policies and procedures and be able to work within those requirements
  • Carry out maintenance installation and repairs of the electrical apparatus reforming all maintenance functions related with electrical systems, and power generation distribution in line with safety operations and maintenance principles to guarantee the smooth functioning of the production facility for field operation work

Qualifications, Requirements & Experience

  • As a minimum, hold a registered Workers License Electrical as either a Qualified supervisor (S) or Contractor (C) in the state of New South Wales
  • Required to be nominated as the Electrical Supervisor in accordance with the Registered Electrical Contactors license and hold the position as the Nominated Qualified Supervisor - Electrical on behalf of the company for the Bango NSW Site
  • Understanding of basic AC/DC electrical circuits and ability to T/S and conduct circuit analysis (24VDC,166VDC, 120, 230, 400, 575, 690VAC)
  • Demonstrate previous experience in High Voltage switching and operations
  • Have a current High Voltage operating certificate or the ability to gain one
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a Lead role
  • Demonstrated customer service attributes and team leadership experience in a similar role within the wind industry or in a large-scale industrial environment
  • Proficient in fault finding electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic equipment
  • Trained to an intermediate level in computer skills
  • Must have positive attitude and the ability to complete physically demanding tasks at heights
  • Be on the weekend on-call roster
  • Be able to travel from time to time
  • A current unrestricted driver's license

Desired Characteristics

  • A culture of passion and pride for the industry and organisation
  • You will be highly organised and flourish in a busy and challenging environment
  • Hold a nationally recognized High Voltage Operator Certificate
  • Leadership or Supervisor Training
  • Previous experience working as an electrical supervisor
  • Previous High Voltage switching experience