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Onshore Wind Turbine Technician

Onshore Wind Turbine Technician

Posted 1 October by E.ON
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A New Vacancy Within E.ON Climate and Renewables' for an Onshore Wind Turbine Technician in Stags Holt Wind Farm Cambridgeshire PE15 0BS

Salary £36,000 - £44,000

These roles are based at Stags Holt Wind Farm Cambridgshire PE15 0BS

Candidate must live within 1 hour drive of the site or be willing to relocate within this area immediately.  

E.ON is a global provider of specialised energy solutions. E.ON Climate & Renewables (EC&R) is responsible for E.ON’s industrial-scale renewable energy activities. We develop, build and operate large renewable energy assets primarily in Europe and North America.

You’ll carry out fault finding work on our turbines to ensure they are always properly maintained. It’s a varied role that will see you getting involved in servicing, reactive and proactive maintenance, inspections of inspections of key electrical and mechanical systems, modifications, retrofits and main component exchanges.

 In particular, you’ll use SCADA systems and other computer-based systems to interrogate turbines, reset faults and instigate maintenance activities.

And of course, you’ll need to follow our EC&R HSSE management system. Put simply, you will have a vital role to play in minimising any failures, keeping the wind turbines moving and maximising our energy yield.

Normal working hours will be 7.4 hours per day Monday – Friday however you will also be required to be form part of a weekend call out rota as necessary Ad hoc travel will be required to support other sites in the area.

We are taking over the running of the site from Vestas, so you will be the first E.ON technicians on site; the site has 22 Vestas V90 2 megawatt turbines. Day to operations you will be part of a small site team – a Production Manager and two Technicians. Although you will be part of a larger Operation and Maintenance team

Qualifications

What do we need from you?

  • Extensive experience in wind turbine maintenance, proven wind turbine technician.
  • Experienced in mechanical, electrical, power electronics and hydraulic trouble shooting and maintenance activities.
  • Demonstrated advanced use of complex power tools such as hydraulic rams, inductive heaters and diagnostic tools (e.g. advance fluke meter functions, VOB data collection).
  • A sound understanding of HSSE systems, to establish a safe work environment.
  • Have a proven ability to troubleshoot on complex systems.
  • Ability to work effectively within a small team with minimal supervision.
  • A full UK driving licence.

It would be great if you are:

  • A competent slinger and banksman.
  • Self-motivated with a strong desire and commitment to performance.
  • Trained in First Aid at Work, Working at Heights / Tower Rescue.

What we give you in return:

  • The relevant training and development needed to progress your career.
  • 28 days’ holiday plus 8 bank holidays
  • Generous pension scheme (with 2 for 1 contribution from E.ON up to 18%)
  • MyChoice plan of additional 20 flexible benefits – choose what suits you
  • Please check out our full Employee benefits here
  • Why work for E.ON? See why here

Due to the nature of this role a DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) check will be required.

For information on reasonable adjustments please click here

These roles are based at Stags Holt Wind Farm Cambridgshire PE15 0BS

We look forward to receiving your application, please allow two weeks from the advert closing date for a response.

What we offer

E.ON is committed to equal opportunities and actively promotes diversity, equality and flexibility.

About us

E.ON
E.ON is an international privately-owned energy supplier. In the 2014 financial year, our staff comprising in excess of more than 58,000 employees based in many countries in Europe as well as in Russia and North America generated sales of around EUR 112 billion. We have an ambitious objective: We want to be the preferred partner for high-value energy offerings for customers.

E.ON Climate and Renewables
E.ON is a leading global renewable player and has invested over 10 bn Euro in the renewables business. We play a leading role in the development of the renewables industry worldwide and currently operate over 5 GW of renewable capacity. We plan to expand this portfolio by 2.4 GW until 2020. We focus on onshore, offshore and photovoltaic business in Europe and North America. This means we employ a highly diverse range of talents. Engineers, project managers, business developers, HR professionals - our business is home to all these and more, dedicating themselves to generating energy from onshore and offshore wind technology, photovoltaic. E.ON Climate & Renewables is responsible for E.ON Group’s global activities in industrial-scale renewables.

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