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Travelling Wind Farm Service Technician - Mechanical

GE Renewable Energy

Closing date 30 September 2021

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Employment Type

Full Time

Seniority Level



$90,000 - $110,000

Technology Type


Australia wide

Role Summary

Are you an Australian based Mechanical Wind Technician or a Qualified Mechanical Trade person aspiring to join the wind industry? Are you looking to join a growing team for a new challenge in 2021? If so, we want to hear from you. We're looking for motivated individuals to join us as Travelling Wind Farm Service Technicians – Mechanical. Based out of one of our several Australian wind farm sites and being regularly dispatched country wide to support ongoing maintenance activities, major component exchanges, and new farm stand-up activities. This role will see you interface regularly with multiple GE Onshore wind farms, Service Management, our many Clients and internal technical teams. Location is flexible around Australia; East Coast is preferred.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Interpret the requirements of GE manuals, specifications, bulletins and complete assigned tasks in accordance with GE work instructions
  • Perform and ensure the proper maintenance and fault finding of assets
  • Supervise major component exchange and crane operations
  • Maintain reports using GE’s various software management tools and databases
  • Ensure all work is performed in accordance with the organisation’s SWMS, LOTO, EHS and associated policies/procedures
  • Drive a positive reporting culture by identifying errors, violations, incidents or problems immediately using GE systems
  • Liaise and Collaborate with GE Engineering Support team to ensure technical issues are resolved
  • Work closely with existing GE Management, Engineering, Sourcing and Project Teams as required
  • Uphold/Maintain Quality Control, by Making conformance/non-conformance decisions upon completion of tasks/inspections
  • Form part of an on-call roster to work weekends and nights if required or as directed by management
  • Champion Safety by being familiar with and following all EHS policies, and procedures applicable to the job and cooperate with GE investigations and EHS audits
  • SCADA system experience, remote operation and fault finding of complex power generation equipment

Qualifications & Requirements

As a minimum, hold a current:

  • Mechanical Trade Certificate
  • Construction Industry White Card
  • Current First Aid/CPR
  • Demonstrate previous experience in the Onshore Wind sector or similar heavy industry (Five years minimum)
  • Experience working in remote locations and autonomously
  • Competent in fault finding mechanical and hydraulic equipment
  • Proficient computer literacy skills
  • Must have positive attitude and the ability to climb wind turbines
  • Must be Physically fit and able to complete physically demanding tasks at heights
  • Must be willing to travel >50% of the year

Desired Characteristics

Highly Desirable:

  • HRWL including Dogging, Rigging (Advanced), Forklift, EWP
  • CSE
  • GWO Advanced