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Wind Turbine Tech II

Date Posted: Apr 15, 2018

Location: Mojave, CA, US

Company: NRG

Job Description

NRG is leading a customer-driven change in the U.S. energy industry by delivering cleaner and smarter energy choices, while building on the strength of the nation’s largest and most diverse competitive power portfolio. A Fortune 200 company, we create value through reliable and efficient conventional generation while driving innovation in solar and renewable power, electric vehicle ecosystems, carbon capture technology and customer-centric energy solutions. Our retail electricity providers serve almost 3 million residential and commercial customers throughout the country. More information is available at Connect with NRG Energy on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.

Location: Alta Wind Farm




  • Follow safety procedures, observe safe working practices and maintain a safe working environment.
  • Troubleshoot complicated mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical problems on variable pitch, variable speed wind turbines.
  • Help in all areas of site operations as directed by Site Supervisor and Site Manager with minimal supervision.
  • Assist in the training and development of lower level operation and maintenance personnel.
  • Perform all mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical component maintenance, repair and replacement to correct malfunctions.
  • Documents all work performed, parts used and time spent using computer based service reporting procedures.
  • Read and understand electrical schematics and wiring diagrams.
  • Use electrical test equipment to assist in troubleshooting and testing.
  • Operate and maintain a service vehicle.
  • Maintain hand tools in good working order and well organized.
  • Lead maintenance and troubleshooting crews as necessary.
  • Safely perform LOTO and mentor lower level technicians in LOTO.
  • Perform balance of plant and switchyard work as required.




  • Have an in depth understanding of the different components of the wind turbine including the electrical pitch system, computerized control system, and the power conversion unit as well as knowledge and understanding of OEM approved mechanical maintenance methods and practices.
  • Able to communicate verbally and in writing and able to work without direct supervision during performance of work.                                                                                      
  • Possess the skills to perform mechanical and electrical equipment repairs.
  • A high school diploma or GED is required.
  • Possess an A.S. degree (electrical or technical) and six months turbine experience, or one year wind turbine experience.
  • Able to create, edit or modify Microsoft Word and Excel documents.
    • Previous experience in SAP is preferred. 
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and good driving record.




  • Able to safely handle and work with objects weighing up to 50 pounds without assistance and up to 100 pounds with assistance.
  • Able to report to the work site without transportation assistance.
  • Ability to climb towers unassisted up to 300 feet. Job will require standing outside the nacelle and nosecone at the top of the turbine.
  • Able to work with electrical wires and differentiate between color coded wires.
  • Able to safely work in a wide range of adverse climates and environments
  • Able to travel as required.
  • Knowledge of and the ability to use various hand tools.
  • Able to work safely in a confined space.
  • Able to meet requirements of NRG’s Qualified Electrical Worker program.

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Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

Official description on file with Human Resources

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