Rope Access Technician

Position Summary:

The purpose of the Rope Access Technician role is to repair and maintain or inspect wind turbine components (such as blades, towers, structures) through the Rope Access method using IRATA or SPRAT standards.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

◆ Read and understand mechanical drawings and electrical schematics; able to follow and amend standard work procedures for turbine installation

◆ Understand and perform lock-out-tag-out (LOTO) duties safely and efficiently

◆ Execution of required WTG work (preassembly, installation, service & maintenance, etc.)

◆ Practical knowledge required in mechanics (gears, bearings, pulleys, belts, etc.), pneumatics and hydraulics in order to effectively troubleshoot equipment problems in a timely manner with minimal supervision

◆ Understand and memorize mix ratios for all blade repair chemicals

◆ Proficient operation and use of tools (power, hydraulic, diagnostic and specialized)

◆ Perform all work following GWS safety protocols and procedures and wearing appropriate PPE

◆ Attending site induction and other requested site meetings held by the client or GWS

◆ Work according to the safety regulations

◆ Reporting all near-miss accidents, incidents, and accidents immediately to the Site Manager

◆ Participating in training and education, as required by the Site Manager or the client

◆ Use all working equipment and tools in a safe and responsible manner

◆ Perform required maintenance of all tools and equipment on site

◆ Keep work place neat and orderly to prevent accidents and inefficiencies

◆ Meet weekly reporting deadlines of work hours, work progress reports and travel reports

◆ Flexibility to travel extensively and work in varying and adverse weather conditions

◆ Flexibility to work overtime hours on weekly basis including nights and weekends

Working Conditions and Environment

  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Must be able to lift, push, and pull up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be a citizen of this country or possess a valid work permit.
  • Ability to work outside in varying weather conditions including adverse weather

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with the job. The employee is expected to adhere to all company policies.

Location: Carrollton, Texas, United States
Category: Energy
Department: Blades Technicians
Experience: Experienced
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Required Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

◆ SPRAT 1 / IRATA 1 or higher certification

◆ Pre-employment background check and drug test

◆ Valid driver license and acceptable MVR record

◆ High school diploma or equivalent

◆ Ability to climb towers, 300 ft or higher, on a daily basis, several times per day

◆ Per safety regulations and equipment safety limits, must weigh less than 265 pounds (120 kg)

◆ Must be able to pass head, nose, throat, hearing, vision, and color blindness checks

Preferred Experience & Qualifications:

◆ Current GWO certifications

◆ Complete technical documentation

◆ Read and understand wiring schematics

◆ Tip repair with leading edge, trailing edge and bondcap

◆ Full tip repair with shear web and spar repair

◆ Vacuum bagging and infusions

◆ Repair root ring damages

◆ Close out installs

◆ Perform inspections and damage assessments

◆ Major leading edge or trailing edge repairs

◆ Multi-shell tip replacement

◆ Max chord buckles

◆ Carbon root repairs

◆ OEM blade repairs

◆ Blade balancing