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Wind Turbine Technician - Dorenell

Posted 9 March by EDF Energy Ended

Company description:

EDF Energy is a core part of the EDF Group, one of the largest energy companies in Europe with key business operations in the UK, France, Italy and Belgium. We're the UK’s largest producer of low-carbon electricity, the biggest supplier of electricity by volume in Great Britain, the largest supplier to British businesses and we employ more than 13,000 people. We operate nuclear, coal and gas power stations, wind farms, and combined heat & power plants. We have a focus on safe, dependable energy generation and an ethos of service excellence. We are playing a leading role in new nuclear build in the UK to secure a bright future for the combined business and its employees.



Job description:

Vacancy Overview


Reporting to your regional O&M Area Manager, you will be expected to deliver scheduled and unscheduled maintenance services to Nordex N series, Senvion, Siemens and Vestas wind turbine projects in accordance with manufacturer’s guidelines.


Knowledge of other wind technologies will be a plus


Nature and Scope 


Your daily activities will include, and you will be familiar with:



  • Maintaining the highest levels of safety to comply with all health and safety requirements including the WTSR.
  • Scheduled service in accordance with manufacturer’s guidelines
  • Reporting and planning daily maintenance activity.
  • Coordinating local spare part and consumable stock.
  • Fault-finding, troubleshooting, maintenance and repair on all turbine systems, which will include mechanical, electrical and hydraulic assemblies and major components.
  • Proactive repair or component replacement to prevent complete failure or system downtime.
  • Supervising specialist and subcontractor activity during main component exchange.
  • Maintaining the highest levels of safety to comply with all health and safety requirements including the WTSR.
  • Provide safety induction to contractors and visitors.
  • Providing out of hours and weekend response to turbine breakdown.
  • Ensuring the highest level of turbine availability.

 Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications, Experience


 Significant experience on wind turbines in a technician capacity.


Knowledge of Nordex N series, Siemens and Vestas wind turbine projects in accordance with manufacturer’s guidelines.


Knowledge of Siemens, Vestas MW machines and/or Nordex N series will be a plus



  • Qualification in electrical and/or mechanical disciplines to NVQ3 level (or be able to demonstrate equivalent experience)
  • High level of physical fitness and good health
  • Previous accreditation as AT/AE under WTSR
  • High level of computer literacy
  • Full UK driving licence

Technical and Commercial Knowledge and Skills:



  • Strong safety minded person.
  • Excellent analytical thinking
  • Strong sense of organisation and planning


Seeked profile:

We are currently recruiting for Wind Turbine Technicians to be based at our Dorenell Wind Farm (approx 8km from Dufftown in Scotland)


This is a permanent contract


Salary from £25,000 + EDF Pension + 25 days holidays + up to 5% Company bonus and Flexible benefits



Reference: 34649105

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