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Clearway Energy Wind Technician in Vega, Texas

Wind Technician

at Clearway Energy

Vega, Texas, United States

What The Role Is

Reporting to the Wind Site Manager, the Wind Technician is responsible for assisting in the performance of wind turbine mechanical, hydraulic, and electric component maintenance. The primary objective is to maintain safe, effective, efficient, and profitable wind turbine operation.

Wind Technician levels are defined below, and the ranges will be determined based on the qualifications met.

Pay Ranges by Job Level:

Wind Technician I ($45,000 - $66,000)

Wind Technician II ($52,000 - $74,000)

Wind Technician III ($63,000 - $90,000)

What You'll Be Doing

Level I

  • Follow safety procedures, observe safe working practices and maintain a safe working environment.

  • Assist in the performance of wind turbine mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical component maintenance.

  • Documents all work performed, parts used and time spent using computer based service reporting procedures.

  • Assist in troubleshooting and repair of SCADA communication systems.

  • Operate and maintain a service vehicle.

  • Maintain hand tools in good working order and well organized.

  • Work a flexible on call schedule when needed. This may include weeknights, weekends, and holidays.

  • Willingness to progress as a technician and take guidance from superiors.

  • Help in all areas of site operations as directed by Site Lead and Site Manager with minimal supervision.

  • Work a flexible on call schedule when needed. This may include weeknights, weekends, and holidays.

  • Other duties as assigned within the level I scope

Level II & III (additions)

  • Troubleshoot complicated mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical problems on variable pitch, variable speed wind turbines.

  • Assist in the training and development of lower level operation and maintenance personnel.

  • Perform all mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical component maintenance, repair and replacement to correct malfunctions.

  • Read and understand electrical schematics and wiring diagrams.

  • Use electrical test equipment to assist in troubleshooting and testing.

  • Lead maintenance and troubleshooting crews as necessary.

  • Safely perform LOTO and mentor lower level technicians in LOTO.

  • Perform balance of plant and switchyard work as required.

  • Other duties as assigned within the level II or III scope respectively

What You'll Bring

Level I

  • A high school diploma or GED required or willing to obtain within the first 6 months of employment.

  • Able to climb towers unassisted up to 300 feet. Job will require standing outside the nacelle and nosecone at the top of the turbine. Able to work safely in a confined space.

  • Must possess a valid driver's license and good driving record.

  • Possess demonstrable mechanical aptitude and basic electrical knowledge. Able to work with electrical wires and differentiate between color coded wires.

  • Able to safely work in a wide range of adverse climates and environments.

  • Able to travel as required.

  • Knowledge of and the ability to use various hand tools.

  • Ability to read schematics and wiring diagrams is preferred.

  • Able to communicate verbally and in writing and able to work without direct supervision during performance of work.

  • Able to create, edit or modify Microsoft Word and Excel documents.

  • Able to meet the requirements of Clearway Energy Group’s Qualified Electrical Worker program.

Level II (Additions)

  • An Associate’s degree (electrical or technical) and six months turbine experience, or a high school diploma/GED and one-year wind turbine experience

  • Able to work with electrical wires and differentiate between color coded wires.

  • Have an in depth understanding of the different components of the wind turbine including the electrical pitch system, computerized control system, and the power conversion unit as well as knowledge and understanding of OEM approved mechanical maintenance methods and practices.

  • Possess the skills to perform mechanical and electrical equipment repairs.

Level III (Additions)

  • An Associate’s degree (electrical or technical) and two years turbine experience, or a high school diploma/GED and three-year wind turbine experience

If you don’t meet 100% of the above qualifications but see yourself contributing, please submit your resume.

What Would Be Nice

  • Previous experience in SAP is preferred.

Clearway will not sponsor nonimmigrant visas for this position (H-1B, TN, E-3, etc.).

The pay rate for the successful candidate will depend on geographic location, skills, relevant and demonstrated experience, education, training and certifications, and other factors permitted by law. This role is eligible to earn an annual cash bonus, subject to personal and company performance goals.

Salary Range Across all U.S. Locations

$45,000—$90,000 USD

Clearway Energy Group is leading the transition to a world powered by clean energy. Along with our public affiliate Clearway Energy, Inc., we own and operate 10 gigawatts of renewable and conventional energy assets across the country. As we develop a nationwide pipeline of new renewable energy projects for the future, Clearway’s 8 gigawatts of operating wind, solar, and energy storage assets offset the equivalent of more than 9 million metric tons of carbon emissions for our customers today. Clearway Energy Group is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Carlsbad, CA.; Scottsdale, AZ.; Houston, TX; Denver, CO; and Princeton, NJ. For more information, visit

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

At Clearway, we create a community that isn’t about being the same – it’s about building a team of unique individuals, with different backgrounds & skill sets, coming together to build something big & make a difference in the world. Clearway’s team is dedicated to a clean energy future across a wide spectrum of roles & responsibilities. Embodying our company values and operating principles, unique individuals come together over a common mission. We embrace opportunities to do challenging work that can change the world. We aspire to bring out the best in everyone. We share setbacks, celebrate successes, & act with integrity & accountability to get the job done.

Working at Clearway, Hybrid Together

Here at Clearway, we’re committed to balancing flexibility while fostering strong relationships with our teammates. We do this by prioritizing new hires based near one of our offices in San Francisco, Carlsbad, Scottsdale, Houston, Denver, & Princeton. Our office-based employees typically work together from fabulous spaces on Tuesdays & Thursdays to collaborate & learn, build community, get to know one another, & enjoy company-provided meals & events.

Clearway Energy is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience & expertise. We intentionally foster a culture of inclusion that empowers our employees to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities & protected veterans to join the team. Clearway is a proud promoter of employment opportunities to our Military & Veterans.

What We Provide

Clearway offers all eligible employees working 20+ hours per week a comprehensive menu of benefits: generous PTO, medical, dental & vision care, HSAs with company contributions, health FSAs, dependent daycare FSAs, commuter benefits, relocation, & a 401(k) plan with employer match, a variety of life & accident insurances, fertility programs, adoption assistance, generous parental leave, tuition reimbursement, & benefits for employees in same-sex marriages, civil unions & domestic partnerships. For more on Clearway benefits, visit our Benefits Website ( .

Notice to Applicants

Clearway Energy is strongly committed to a philosophy of equal opportunity and fully complies with equal employment laws ( , ordinances and regulations for all applicants and employees. We will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to apply and compete for employment opportunities for which they are qualified. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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