Offshore Service Technician at Siemens Gamesa

Posted in Other 10 days ago.

Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia

Job Description:

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Position Summary:

  • Join one of the world's leading suppliers of wind power solutions as a Wind Technician for Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy! Demand for electricity generated from renewable sources is growing fast, and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has the answers. As one of the market leaders, we combine technological innovations, experience, and expertise to deliver readily available, one-stop solutions and have a proven track record of successfully delivering wind power projects on all continents. SGRE is currently seeking highly talented and motivated candidates for a Wind Technician position. The candidate will work together with a multi-disciplinary group to ensure top performance on our wind farms. The ideal candidate has the ability to work a flexible schedule, along with the ability to analyze and resolve problems independently and efficiently. S/he will provide excellent service to our customers, have the ability to work on complex systems in challenging environments, and participate in the development of new field procedures and best practices.

  • Relocation maybe offered for this role.

  • Are you a dedicated and driven individual, who has a background in Industrial Maintenance or Wind Turbine Service?

  • We are now looking for an enthusiastic Offshore Service Technician to join our site in Virginia Beach, VA.

  • Do you want to join a dynamic and busy team supporting the Operations and Maintenance activities of our windfarms?

  • As an Offshore Service Technician, the ideal candidate will have the ability to diagnose and resolve problems independently and efficiently. They will provide excellent service to our customers, could work on complex systems in challenging environments, and participate in the development of new field procedures and best practices. Safety and Quality form a central part of our culture, and the ideal candidate will have a strong focus on both.

  • This is an opportunity to be part of a growing team within a dynamic business, delivering innovation to the renewable energy sector.


  • Performs mainly pre-defined, technical tasks (for example, basic commissioning of products and systems, integration of components to a system, basic engineering, maintenance jobs) and work packages on-site and remotely.

  • Supports customer remotely and onsite, and provides 2nd and 3rd level user support in case of arising issues.

  • Coordinates and accomplishes defined service operations and/or resolves product issues for customers equipment.

  • Supports in generating sales leads for pre-defined service offers and contributes to planning activities.

  • Active safety leadership when onshore, on board the Service Operations Vessel (SOV), in the turbine and in the Wind Farm - ensuring correct reporting of incidents and accidents, near misses, and unsafe acts and conditions.

  • Ensuring compliance with SGRE standards and U.S. legislation in relation to EHS, Quality and Service delivery.

  • Responsible for offshore service, maintenance, and troubleshooting errors on wind turbines.

  • Provide excellent service to our customers.

  • Participate in the development of new improved field procedures and best practices.

  • Extensive training and testing will be provided covering safety and technical job requirements.

  • Physical requirements of the job include but not limited to: Ladder climbing minimum 250 steps, stair climbing, standing for long periods, walking, lifting, bending, twisting, work above shoulders, pushing, pulling, exposure to vibration, chemicals, confined spaces, and extreme weather conditions.

  • Escalate technical issues to supporting engineering functions.

  • Working safely and effectively in a team of at least 2 people.

  • Be self-motivated, able to think quickly and address issues as they arise.

  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule is required, along with the ability to analyze and resolve issues independently and efficiently.

  • Adheres to defined processes and applicable regulations.

Additional Tasks for the first 2 years:

  • Progressing through to Maintenance Technician and/or Troubleshooting Technician on the necessary turbine platform as per SGRE's Service Wind Technician Competency Framework.

  • Perform any other operational tasks to support the Coastal Virginia Pilot Project from our onshore facility.

  • Support ramp-up activities of the Coastal Virginia Commercial Project.

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience:

  • Physically and mentally able to work suspended from heights and in confined spaces.

  • The candidate must demonstrate strong initiative and motivation to learn new technology and translate learning into personal success.

  • Flexible travel schedule.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Must meet body weight restrictions of 265 pounds or less as required by the safety regulations.

  • Must pass a physical administered by a medical practitioner to ensure ability to safely perform the job functions and meet the physical demands of the position.

  • Relevant work experience or demonstrated knowledge e.g., electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, maintenance/troubleshooting in a military, industrial or automotive industry. Ideally within the wind industry would be preferred.

  • An electrical and/or mechanical education would be preferable, but not essential. Open to candidates in near completion of technical degrees/certifications.

  • Experienced working with a large range of contractors and customers.

  • Experienced working with MS Office applications and preferably SAP, Monitoring Operations and Registration System (MORS), Advice to Site (ATS), Wind Hub or remote diagnostic tools would be an advantage.

  • Must be flexible to work in shifts at the project location (e.g. 2 weeks on at sea & 2 weeks off) to be confirmed. During training and ramp up for site it may be required to work Monday to Friday with weekends off.

  • This role requires the person to be based within a daily commutable distance from Norfolk, VA and Virginia Beach, VA.

  • Must pass pre-hire background drug screening.

  • Qualified applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States. Qualified applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.

  • Driving is an essential function of the job and applicants must have a valid driver's license at the time of application with an acceptable driving record. Employees must maintain a valid license and acceptable driving record and may be subject to periodic DMV checks of their license.


Preferred Knowledge/ Skills, Education, and Experience:

  • Certification from a Renewable Energy or Wind Technical Program

  • Hands on work experience as a Wind Technician on a Wind Farm

  • Should have completed Trouble shooting training or tech 2 training.

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