ROPE ACCESS TECHNICIAN

Chiuso: 09 Feb 2019 (Aperto: 06 Dec 2018)

Sede di lavoro:  Canada / Stati Uniti

Funzione: Fabbricazione e Manutenzione

PROGECO ENGINEERING SERVICE Srl (P.E.S.) is an Italian company that provides services for: multidisciplinary engineering, maintenance and installation of industrial plants, Service Management and Technical Specialist Recruitment as authorized Employment Agency by the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy.  The company has principal offices in Solvay (Li), Florence, Vibo Marina (VV), Pomarance and Bari; the company has subsidiaries in Mexico, South Africa, USA, Brazil, Chile, Bulgaria and Romania. PES to date has over 200 employees, operating on Oil & Gas, Petrochemical and Renewable Energy (Wind and Geothermal) fields for major national and international clients.

For a Client operating on Renewable field PES Srl is looking for a ROPE ACCESS TECHNICIAN.

 

With minimal supervision from higher level technical and/or management staff, the Service Technician utilizes skills and training to perform maintenance and/or installation work on assigned wind turbines at an intermediate level.  The Service Technician will follow defined schedules and procedures including safety protocol, turbine service and/or installation processes, and other verbal and written instruction and may make initial diagnosis of more basic or routine turbine issues.  The Service Technician is regarded as in “intermediate-level” team member on the technician team, will perform some customer interface, and may provide mentorship to entry level technicians

Responsibilities

  • Acts as a safety role model, encourages and recognizes others completing safe acts and intervenes when unsafe acts are being practiced.  Adheres to all safety standards and procedures.  Identifies gaps in safety standards as well as safety risks in the environment, implements effective risk mitigation and provides recommendations to higher level technical staff and management. 
  • Demonstrates and promotes integrity, strong initiative, as well as a no-compromise focus on safety and quality of work on a continuous basis. 
  • May assist with or perform basic quality audits of less experienced staff.    
  • Performs intermediate level wind turbine maintenance and/or installation tasks as assigned.  This includes proficient operation and use of tools (including but not limited to specialized calibration, hydraulic, power tools) and basic turbine equipment.   Documents tasks where required and enters data into company system, such as SAP.
  • Effectively gathers information regarding turbine performance / issues.  May diagnose, recommend, and implement solutions up to intermediate routine issues.  Seeks assistance when encountering turbine issues outside trained skill level to ensure success in resolution.
  • Follows basic structured problem-solving process to complete troubleshooting and diagnostic tasks to include the use of diagnostic tools (e.g. basic fluke meter functions, hydraulic pressure gauge).   
  • Independently initiates and performs most work tasks as well as follows defined instructions and maintenance schedules, executing plans as directed and performs according to written and verbal instruction from higher level technical staff.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned such as but not limited to :

- Internal and external tower cleaning

- Minor internal tower maintenance

- Tower painting

- Blade cleaning

- Blade inspections

- Minor nacelle exterior maintenance and/or inspections (Example- Tension V100 radiator shroud bolts)

- Blade Repair

- Nacelle composite repair

Safety Requirement for Climbing

  • Vendor will provide Personal Fall Arrest Systems (PFAS) that ensures the safety of all VAPs when climbing and working in turbines.
  • PFAS, combined with fall arrest systems installed within the towers, have an upper weight limit of 300 lbs/136 kgs.  (The 300 lbs weight limit is set by the system manufacturer and designed around the acceptable arresting force a user would be subjected to should a fall occur.)
  • VAPs who weigh, together with their climbing harness and gear, more than 300 lbs/136 kgs, exceed the upper weigh limit of the fall arrest system, and cannot safely climb or work in the turbines.
  • Scales will be provided on Vestas sites to allow VAPs to privately weigh in each day prior to climbing.
  • Each day prior to climbing, VAP will certify in writing that they are under the 300 lbs/136kgs weight limit will all of their gear.  This will be included in the JSA/JHA.
  • A manager may request at any time that a VAP weigh in. The manager can request to witness the weigh in.
  • Any VAP will be required to leave the site if they are over the upper weight limit of the fall arrest system.

Qualifications

  • IRATA/SPRAT Certification
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum one (1) year technical wind industry experience, OR six (6) months technical wind industry experience and a certificate of completion from a Wind Technician program, OR in absence of technical wind industry experience, minimum three (3) years’ experience working with hydraulic, electrical, mechanical skills and/or composite skills
  • Demonstrated use and understanding of intermediate level power tools such as hydraulic, power torque and diagnostic tools (e.g. fluke meter functions and hydraulic pressure gauge). 
  • Ability to demonstrate intermediate working knowledge of industrial safety practices / protocols (e.g. Confined Space, energy isolation).
  • Valid Driver’s License and ability to obtain a Passport.
  • Strong attention to detail and execution excellence.
  • Good interpersonal and customer relation skills.
  • Able to effectively collaborate with employees at all professional levels and ability to respectfully follow supervision and support initiatives.
  • Basic computer operation skills, familiarity with internet based program navigation, and ability to generate and interpret computer data.
  • Ability to read, interpret and understand drawings and schematics to validate work activity and ensure that risks are identified and mitigated.

 Competencies 

  • Ability to read, comprehend and write in English.
  • Ability to climb stairs and ladders 60-125 meters in height.
  • Ability to lift, push, pull, carry items up to 50 lbs in weight.
  • Ability to stand, stoop, kneel, and bend for prolonged periods of time.
  • Ability to grip and manually manipulate, often with repetitive motion, items such as, but not limited to, hand tools, turbine parts.
  • Comfort working in confined spaces and at heights over 100 meters.
  • Ability to successfully participate in all training courses, including high-angle rescue and training.
  • Periodic walking.
  • Ability to hear and use close range radios.
  • Strong field of vision including visual depth perception and ability to distinguish colors.  
  • Able to work in demanding physical and inclement weather conditions.
  • Comfort working remotely with limited supervisory interaction.   

 

Location: Canada/USA

 

 

 

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