Field Service Composite Technician

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Main Purpose

To repair fiberglass/composite wind turbine parts in the field (on tower or on the ground) such as blades, nose cones & nacelles.

**This is a traveling position and work will be performed throughout the United States

Job Functions and Responsibilities

1- Team Member/ Field service support

  1. Ensure all safety procedures are followed and minimize risks to fellow employees
  2. Rigging and de-rigging of platform
  3. Mansafety lines, platform, platform cables and tag lines
  4. Transport, setup and maintain tools, equipment, vehicles, and safety gear. 
  5. Ensure all materials, supplies, tools and equipment to perform the work are available and ready
  6. Manage travel and logistics

2- Administrative, Training, and Support

  1. Work with Lead Tech and Technical Manager to ensure repairs are completed per instructions
  2. Ensure necessary pictures are taken at each step of the repair
  3. Support and train the less experienced technicians and look after their well being
  4. Look for new and better ways to do the work and expand our capabilities
  5. Exhibit positive and courteous behavior and have good communication with customers, co-workers, and management
  6. Ensure receipts are turned in by 11am CST every Monday morning
  7. Exhibit positive and courteous behavior with customers, co-workers, and management

3- Fiberglass Repair

  1. Sand or sand blast fiberglass surface to remove paint or gel coat
  2. Grind sand and prepare surfaces for repair.  Must be able to control grind into specified layer and create proper scarfing.
  3. Laminate using epoxy or polyester resin, and various fiberglass cloths, knits, and UD materials
  4. Visually inspect composite parts
  5. Work with and repair balsa, foam and other core materials
  6. Vacuum bag lamination

Experience, Education and Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Valid Driver’s License with a clean driver record
  • No license suspension or restrictions in the last 3 years
  • No DWI/OWI/OUI/DUI, etc. in the last 5 years
  • Knowledge of composite manufacturing and repair related to wind turbine blades
  • Must be safety conscious and have knowledge of fall protection and confined space safety procedures
  • Good interpersonal and customer relation skills
  • Ability to think fast and develop solutions to deal with various issues and conditions in the field.
  • OSHA 10
  • CPR/First Aid/AED

Additional Requirements

  • Drug screen, background check, and DMV record review required
  • Ability to travel 6-8 weeks at a time
  • Ability to repeatedly climb 300’ tall towers
  • Ability to work in demanding physical and extreme weather conditions (winters in the Midwest and summers in the desert).
  • Ability to lift, push, pull, and carry items up to 50 lbs in weight
  • Ability to bend, kneel, climb, and squat – Have a full range of motion
  • Ability to work different shift schedules 24 hours/day seven days/week
  • Comfortable working on suspended platforms up to 300’ in the air
  • Comfortable working in confined spaces
  • Ability to successfully participate in all training courses, including rescue at heights
  • Ability to read and understand technical manuals and work instructions
  • Ability to read, write, and communicate in English
  • The position requires travel, working overtime, and working a flexible and variable work schedule.

Reports To

Field Service Lead Composite Technician

Wage Range

$15.00-$25.00/hr. Depending on experience and skills

Company Information

Performance Composites provides reliable wind turbine blade repair, inspection and consulting services. We are blade and composite experts with a dedicated group of experienced engineers and technicians focused on quality. We are advocates for turbine owners and operators and we will help you develop cost effective solutions to maintain your blades for a 20+ year life.