Lead Wind Technician – Wattle Point Wind Farm

AGL Energy

Powering Australian Life.

At AGL, we believe energy makes life better. That’s why we’re passionate about powering the way Australians live, work and move. 

Like you, we believe that the world is going through extraordinary challenges. We don’t shy away from the tough questions and we consider the answers carefully. We work in partnership with our customers and communities, and take action to shape a better future for all.

As life changes, we join the change, constantly evolving over 185 years. Today we bring all that know-how to transform how Australians produce, share and consume energy. We’re investing in new ideas, partnerships and infrastructure – renewing and expanding our portfolio of sources and products to help make them more sustainable, reliable, affordable and useful.

We’ll continue to innovate in energy and other essential services to enhance the way Australians live, and to help preserve the world around us for future generations.

About the Role 

  • Site based role supporting AGL’s Wattle Point wind farm
  • Work alongside Australia’s best and brightest minds 
  • Sign-on bonus, relocation assistance, competitive $ package, employee benefits + energy discounts + reward programs + attractive roster

Responsible for safe and reliable operation and maintenance of AGL’s fleet of wind farms with a focus on technical leadership and mentoring of site staff, our Lead Technicians are the senior technical field experts of our wind fleet and second in charge of our sites. 

In your new role of Lead Technician, you will provide technical leadership for the site’s Service Technician’s, HV Operators and Senior Technicians in performing all wind farm operations and maintenance activities. Supporting the Site Supervisor in championing health, safety and environmental care, you will take the lead on the job training, mentoring, support troubleshooting and continuous improvement initiatives. 

This field based role at AGL’s Wattle Point wind farm offers a blend of site office work to collaborate with the Site Supervisor in preparing site plans and technical administration (e.g training, rostering). You will be supported by a well-staffed site of Service Technicians, HV Operators/Senior Technicians, a dedicated Site Supervisor as well as AGL’s extensive network of eBOP staff, operations, engineering, and other support functions. 

As an AGL employee you’ll have access to an attractive work rostering arrangement, competitive remuneration package, including sign-on bonuses for eligible successful candidates, AGL VIP Energy Discounts, 20 weeks parental leave for primary carers, up to 6 weeks purchased annual leave (by salary sacrifice), and many others great employee benefits. Sign-on bonus and financial relocation assistance may also be offered, where eligible. 

What you’ll be doing 

Reporting to the Site Operations Supervisor, you will: 

  • Support site Service Technician’s in performing scheduled wind turbine maintenance. 
  • Act as second in charge of the site, working in close collaboration with the Site Supervisor. 
  • Provide technical leadership and mentoring for the site, applying your years of wind farm experience to help ensure safe, effective and efficient wind farm operational outcomes. 
  • Leading shift start toolboxes, hazard identification and proactive risk management activities. 

About You 

While upholding the highest standards of health, safety and environmental care, treating others with respect and striving for excellence in your work, you will contribute to a positive team environment and be motivated to deliver to a high standard. 

What you’ll bring to the table 

  • Mechanical or Electrical Trade qualification along with Global Wind Organisation (GWO) training, qualifications in working at heights safety, manual handling, HV/LV rescue, fire awareness, and first aid would be advantageous. 
  • High Voltage Certification is highly preferred. 
  • Extensive experience as a technician in the operations and maintenance of wind farms. 
  • Extensive experience with works management (PTW, LOTO, Switching Operations). 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal problem solving skills and experience leading, supporting, training and mentoring teams. 
  • Willingness to work at heights and in confined environments. 
  • Valid South Australian Driver’s license

Join AGL’s renewable energy transition as we invest in new wind farms, solar farms and battery storage assets. It’s a great time to #jointhechange at AGL and help us Power Australian Life. 

We’d love to see your application submitted by Thursday, 26 October 2024.

#LI-Onsite #LI-KB1 

Inclusion at AGL

At AGL, all employees are encouraged to be themselves and to bring their whole selves to work every day. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, people living with disability, culturally and linguistically diverse people and people of the LGBTQ+ community, including transgender, gender diverse, and intersex people.

AGL has a commitment to maintain a diverse workforce, and welcomes the opportunity for applicants to share their lived experiences. We also recognise that some applicants may not wish to disclose, and we respect their decision. To learn more about reasonable adjustments that can be offered throughout the recruitment process, please visit: http://www.agl.com.au/content/dam/digital/agl/documents/about-agl/who-we-are/our-commitments/230417-reasonable-adjustments-guidelines.pdf

AGL is a Circle Back Initiative employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.

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