Measurement technician

BR-CE-Fortaleza
Requisition ID
2017-9429
Business Area
Energy
Category/Discipline
Technical Support
Position Type
Permanent employment

Local Unit & Position Description

Perform installation, maintenance and repair on wind turbine measurement equipment and meteorological masts

Job Activities Will Include

  • Install, configure, troubleshoot, operate, maintain, inspect, test, and calibrate wind and solar power measurement equipment and associated communications equipment for wind turbine and solar pv performance tests;
  • Support with the specification, procurement and preparation of measurement equipment, including but not limited to electrical panels and components, data-loggers, anemometers, wind vanes, thermos hygrometers, barometers, pyranometers, current and voltage transformers, power transducers and electrical cabinets;
  • Install and configure wire and wireless communication networks using industry standard protocols for automatic meter reading such as Modbus, Ethernet, RS232/485, protocol converter devices, GPRS, Iridium satellite communication, fiber optics;
  • Diagnose problem root cause, repair and replace malfunctioning equipment on the field;
  • Design electrical panels and power equipment, including schematic diagrams and circuit design;
  • Monitor and analyze statistically wind and solar power records using international standards and internal best practice;
  • Inspect and supervise installation of met masts, manage mast installation subcontractors;
  • Technical report writing and computational tool development;
  • Complete company required documentation in a timely manner such as Job Safety Analysis, Risk Assessments, time sheets, expense reports, inspection check sheets, tracking reports and scheduling controls.

Position Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Required – Electrical, Electronic, Industrial Automation Technician diploma or equivalent from two-year College or technical school;
  • Minimum 1 to 2 years of experience in wind, solar or electrical industry in a technician related role working with electrical cabinets and industrial communication.

 

Technical Competency

Qualified candidates are expected to demonstrate most of the following technical competency items:

  • Required solid knowledge of sensors, dataloggers or plc, industrial communication, low and medium voltage electrical cabinets and power instruments such as current and voltage transformers;
  • Experience installing and working with electrical cabinets and sensors;
  • Desire experience with or familiarity of met masts, equipment for wind and solar resource measurement, wind turbine, pv panel and inverters models and manufacturers;
  • Required knowledge of computer programming (C/++/#, MATLAB, or other transferable languages), loggers (Campbell Scientific data acquisition systems, Kintech, Ammonit) and computer network (LAN, WAN, ip, remote connection)
  • Knowledge of electrical, electronic, communication and control systems,
  • Proficiency in MS Office programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and ability to learn new software.
  • Proficiency in reading and understanding mechanical drawings and electrical schematics.
  • Proficiency in reading and understanding operational procedures and instructions, maintenance and inspection checksheets and health and safety processes either in English, Portuguese.

Fundamental Qualifications

  • Previous renewable energy, consulting, electrical or electronics experience or credentials
  • Written and verbal English (fluent) and Portuguese (native) communication skills, comfortable addressing groups; Spanish is a plus.
  • Proven HSE mindset.
  • Self-starter, quick learner, takes initiative and ownership.
  • Excellent organization skills and attention to detail.
  • High level of integrity and confidentiality
  • Ability to fit within team, taking guidance and instruction from senior staff, while comfortable with working independently for certain periods;
  • Able to work effectively and professionally with diverse people – clients and co-workers;

 

Physical Requirements

The following physical requirements are established to enable performance of all job requirements

  • Ability to walk over rough or slippery terrain as experienced on heavy construction sites;
  • Ability to work in inclement weather conditions as experienced across Brazil and in locations where wind energy projects are typically located;
  • Ability to work in electrical substation and power plants environment. NR-10 holder.  
  • Ability to sit as required for typical office work and stand for extended periods for works on field.
  • Ability to climb a wind turbine tower ladder with up to 13Kg, typically to 100m heights
  • Sufficient physical fitness to perform multiple turbine climbs per day;
  • Ability to enter enclosed spaces;
  • Must pass pre-employment health check and provide records attesting that no physical impediments exist to perform physical tasks;
  • Ability to lift up to 25 Kg;
  • Experience of working at height, and previous holder of Brazilian NR-35 certificate for working at height;

 

Travel

  • Normally based in Fortaleza, Brazil;
  • Willingness and ability to travel within Brazil or Latin America, remaining away from Fortaleza up to 50% of the time or more (international travel is a possibility but with lower likelihood);
  • Valid driver's license and comfortable in driving long distances (>300 km), alone or accompanied, to remote areas where wind farms are usually located;
  • Passport or documentation allowing international travel

Local conditions apply.

Company & Business Area Description

Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organisations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. We provide classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas and energy industries. We also provide certification services to customers across a wide range of industries.

 

Combining leading technical and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, DNV GL empowers our customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence. We continuously invest in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight.

 

Originated in 1864, DNV GL operates globally in more than 100 countries with our 15,000 professionals dedicated to helping our customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.

 

DNV GL – Energy, with more than 2,300 experts in over 30 countries around the world, is committed to driving the global transition toward a safe, reliable, efficient, and clean energy future. With a heritage of 150 years, we specialize in providing world-class, innovative solutions in the fields of business & technical consultancy, testing, inspections & certification, risk management, and verification.

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