Iowa Employer ACE Wind Technician I (Renewable Energy) in ALTA, Iowa

ALLETE Clean Energy (ACE) specializes in developing, acquiring and managing clean and renewable energy projects. This position is based out of Alta, IA located in Northwest Iowa, working for the Storm Lake I and II wind farms. For those looking for a rural setting, Storm Lake has much to offer. Storm Lake and the surrounding area offers the charm of a small town which includes a large lake for recreation and fishing. The surrounding Little Sioux river valley area offers thousands of acres of public hunting grounds. In Storm Lake, ACE operates 246 Zond 750 wind turbines that were originally commissioned in 1998. ACE is headquartered in Duluth, MN.RESPONSIBILITIES:iUnder direct supervision, assists in performing preventative maintenance and repair activities consistent with policies and procedures on wind turbines. iDemonstrates the ability to learn the aspects of defect detection and repair of the wind turbines and aspects of heavy equipment (crane) rigging and directing. iAttends regular safety meetings and follows appropriate company safety and environmental policies. iWorks within clearly defined standard operating procedures and adheres to quality guidelines. iMust be able to meet the physical, mental, and environmental demands of the position including the following: o Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedures manuals. o Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. o Ability to understand and follow customary instructions in order to perform the essential functions of the position in a satisfactory manner. o Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. o Ability to understand and carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. o Ability to understand problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations and report them to the appropriate supervisory personnel. o Ability to work with minimal supervision, given proper instructions. o Ability to work in mechanically and electrically oriented situations. o Basic knowledge of the use of various hand tools. o Must be able to work outdoors in inclement weather, climb ladders without assistance, and work heights greater than 200 feet from the ground surface. REQUIRED EDUCATION:iHigh school diploma or equivalent. o Preference may be given to applicants that have completed a wind technician training program. REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:iNo experience required. o Preference may be given to applicants that have prior experience as a wind technician, and/or previous experience in the electrical, mechanical, or maintenance fields. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:iValid Driveris license required. iThis position may be subject to assessment of skills, job match and/or aptitude tests Employer will not sponsor Visas for position.External applicants must apply online via www.allete.com/careers. ALLETE is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, age, marital status, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, status with regard to public assistance or any other protected class.If you are an individual with disabilities who needs accommodation or you are having difficulty using our website to apply for employment, please contact our Human Resources department at 218-723-7553.