Lead technicia

EDF Renewable Services

Company :  EDF Renewable Services
Location :  Thamesville, Canada
Job Type :  Full-time
Job Status :  Permanent

Scope of Position:

The qualified lead wind technician performs unsupervised field maintenance, mechanical repair, large component replacements, rigging work and live electrical troubleshooting for one or more types of wind turbine generators. The lead technician has the ability to train technicians on specific machines and is expected to understand and follow procedures as provided through service manuals, Control Instructions, Work Instructions and other pertinent documents or instructions as provided by company supervisory personnel. The lead technician is expected to know and follow established safety guidelines and will seek guidance in matters for which they may be uncertain or unfamiliar. The lead technician will perform supervisory duties of technicians in the field, to include dispatch of daily work activities to techs, maintenance activities and field engineering engagement, filling in when the supervisor is off duty.

Reports to: Site Supervisor

Division/Department: Operations & Maintenance

Location:Thamesville, Ontario(Kentbreeze Wind Plant)

Classification: Non-exempt

Working conditions:

Lead Wind Technicians spend 95% of their time in the field, excluding safety; supervisor and scheduled training exercises. Lead Wind Technicians are provided a company vehicle (service truck) in which they carry the required tools and parts necessary to perform repairs and/or maintenance on turbines. Service Technicians work in extreme weather conditions.


  • Dispatch daily work activities to technicians, internal or external
  • Directly work with field engineering, advanced turbine troubleshooting
  • Executing turbine maintenance schedule, developing manpower and tooling requirements.
  • Perform supervisory duties when site supervisor is off duty
  • Perform field maintenances, troubleshooting and repair in a timely manner.
  • Troubleshoot electrical systems and perform live electrical work in accordance with industry standard practices.
  • Accurately account for time and materials expended in the performance of the job function.
  • Report for work at the time and location specified.
  • Operate service equipment in a safe manner and maintain records for same.
  • Follow safety regulations and work procedures.
  • Report on work status as directed.
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Must have completed at least 2000 hours of documented service in the wind and/or other related industry.
  • Must have successfully met qualifications for the Advanced Wind Technician and have passed the Senior Wind Technician examination.
  • Skilled in the use of precision measuring devices such as micrometer and dial gages.
  • Familiarity with shimming procedures for gearbox bearings.
  • Have mastery of EDF Renewable Energy paperwork and have a good understanding on how to find and use all necessary documents.
  • Demonstrated safe work habits, to include electrical troubleshooting.
  • Competent in field repair, replacement and installation of turbine components.
  • Must be able to train other technicians in field repair, replacement and installation of turbine components.
  • Must be able to read and interpret basic schematics and technical data.
  • Must be able to read and understand turbine technical manuals.
  • Must be knowledgeable on protection devices, control devices, power supplies, loads, conductors, transducers, Ethernet communications, error codes and parameter configurations.

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