SkySpecs

FIELD BLADE ENGINEER

ABOUT SKYSPECS

SkySpecs envisions a world where wind energy is the most affordable form of electricity and therefore ubiquitous around the world. SkySpecs is helping to make this possible by automating the operations and maintenance of wind farms using advanced robotics paired with our custom-built asset performance management software, Horizon.

SkySpecs launched the world’s first completely autonomous blade inspection product in 2016 with a custom designed drone system. Since then, SkySpecs has inspected over 25,000 wind turbines in over 15+ countries, becoming the world leader in understanding the health of turbine blades. Identifying issues with turbine blades is only the first step. In 2019 SkySpecs launched Horizon to be a platform for SkySpecs to offer a multi-layered solution for customers that includes: data collection, wind turbine blade engineering expertise, and a place for all stakeholders to collaborate to manage and analyze massive amounts of data, spot trends, and create plans for high-cost repair campaigns. Ultimately, this will help reduce the cost and risk of operations for the industry.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

SkySpecs is seeking a Field Blade Engineer who will work directly with customers, on and off-site, managing engineering project deliverables. Most likely you are either a composite technician with so much knowledge that you borderline an Engineer or an Engineer who loves getting out to the field on a consistent basis. You will be tasked with overseeing key onsite deliverables through different forms of data capture. You will work closely with our blade experts to understand their onsite data needs allowing us to support customer projects. You will also be responsible for responding to customer and engineering requests for information, data, and product support.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience planning, organizing, and leading on-site Wind project
  • Minimum 3 years Wind Energy experience related to blades
  • Extensive experience with Wind turbine blade repairs hands-on in the field or within an engineering support level environment
  • Understanding of blade damage categorization and different repair methodology
  • Strong written, presentation, and communication skills to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Expertise using project management tools such as the Google Suite platform, the Microsoft Platform, Slack, ETC
  • Customer-focused with a self-starter mentality
  • Ability to manage multiple projects deliverables from multiple customers constantly
  • BA/BS in Engineering, or another technical/analytical field
  • Willingness to travel up to 60%

NICE TO HAVE

  • Direct composite repair and/or blade manufacturing experience
  • Travel experience domestic and international
  • NDT testing experience
  • Rope access experience and certifications
  • Startup experience

THE WORK

As a SkySpecs’ Field Blade Engineer, your role is to work with our customers and blade experts to understand and capture the project data needs. You will be responsible for deploying to a project, meeting with the customer, and performing and/or managing the necessary contractors to gather the data needed. You must maintain constant and clear communication with all parties as data needs can change based on the initial findings. You need a technical understanding of wind energy, blade composites, blade repairs, and engineering services. You will:

  • Work with Engineering and Services on a daily basis to understand the project needs and customer timelines
  • Maintain communication with customers both at a site level and sometimes on a corporate level
  • Be flexible on travel plans as site conditions change due to weather or as customer needs arise unexpectedly
  • Create project plans for customers that meet project timelines and expected deliverables
  • Track billable/non-billable time while on and off a customer project
  • Manage data collection, report creation, and data uploading to exceed customer and engineering expectations
  • Be independent to book your own travel, maintain your onsite certifications, and operation solo on a customer project (within safety limits)

PERKS YOU’LL RECEIVE

  • A great downtown Ann Arbor office with access to coffee, shopping, bars, restaurants, etc.
  • A fun, energetic, often zany workplace that is open and accepting of all interests
  • An open vacation policy (our policy is: Get your work done; be reliable; go above and beyond because you want to, and take rest and relaxation when you need it!).
  • A flexible work schedule and work environment
  • Health benefits

HOW TO APPLY

Please send your resume and cover letter to: jobs@skyspecs.com.

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