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Entry-level Wind Tower Generator Technician

Shermco Industries

St Paul, MN 55110
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mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"">About Shermco

mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"">Since 1974, Shermco has become North Americas largest and fastest growing NETA-accredited electrical testing organization. Our focus is to make sure electrical power systems are functioning properly and safely. Add to that our Professional Engineering Group, Rotating Machinery Division, Renewable Energy Services, and Field Repair and local Repair Service Centers, places Shermco in a position to handle all things electrical. All done with an emphasis on safety and client service. Thats why we say if its in the electrical power system, Shermco does it.

mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"">Backed by Gryphon Investors, a leading private equity firm focused on profitably growing and competitively enhancing middle-market companies in partnership with experienced management, Shermco is poised for the next decade and beyond.


Join the leader! Shermco Industries is the largest independent electrical testing company in North America and has one of the largest, safest & best organized wind generator and motor repair field services and repair shops in the Southwest. Due to continued growth, Shermco is seeking a Field Service Technician to work on electric motors & generators both up-tower in Wind Generators and at Industrial Sites in Oklahoma, West Texas, and throughout the Central Plains.

The Opportunity

  • Shermco is an exceptionally stable and profitable non-union company.

  • Seven time recipient of Best Places to Work award by the Austin & Dallas Business Journals.

  • Strong benefits package and highly competitive compensation plan, plus lucrative overtime plan.

  • Industry-leading electrical and safety training.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Onsite inspection, testing & reconditioning of electric motors & generators up to 13.2kV in wind towers and industrial sites.

  • Install and remove electric motors and generators at customer locations.

  • Service and repair virtually all up-tower wind generator electrical components

  • Troubleshoot and diagnose electrical, mechanical and hydraulic malfunctions, variable pitch, variable speed turbines.

  • Perform mechanical repairs on other drive train components, as well as removal and replacement of generators, motors, gearboxes, rotor assemblies and blades.

  • Install and remove electric motor & generators at customer locations.

  • Conduct surge, insulation power factor, and hi-potential testing

  • Perform alignment, precision balancing, calibration, scheduled cleaning and predictive and corrective maintenance services and repair.

  • Collect vibration data and perform vibration analysis using an analyzer (i.e. CSI).

  • May occasionally do component replacement on cranes and make bearing changes on gearboxes and generators

  • May periodically replace or repair breakers and hydraulic pitch systems.

Minimum Qualifications to qualify for consideration, you must meet each of the following minimum qualifications and required knowledge skills.

  • Associates degree or Certification in Wind Turbine Technology, 

  • MUST have abilities and willingness to climb and work at or above 300+ feet in all types of weather including extreme cold and heat for extended periods of time, adhering to strict safety guidelines, inside and outside of wind turbines.

  • Prefer 1 year of some mechanical or electrical career experience.

  • Ability to read drawings, prints & schematics and use multi-meters, amp clamps and basic electrical test equipment and torque tools

  • Training in TRACTEL or ENSA rescue device desired, or Shermco will provide

  • Basic computer skills

  • Weight restriction of no more than 285 lbs.

  • Must be able to clearly communicate in English via verbal and written methods

  • Must be able to lift up to 75 lbs, walk, climb, reach, kneel, crawl, and balance

  • Must be available to travel out-of-town overnight on a regular basis.

Additional Requirements:

  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test and periodic, unannounced random drug tests.

  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment criminal background check.

  • Must be able to pass a fit for duty physical exam. 

  • Must have a valid drivers license, and currently have and be able to maintain a good driving record.

  • mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri;color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext;background:
    white">Must be willing to travel; minimum 40%.

  • mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri;color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext;background:
    white">Must be able to read, write, and speak English fluently.


windowtext;background:white">Shermco is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.  Shermco is a drug-free workplace. background:white"> 

windowtext;background:white">NO AGENCIES PLEASE

windowtext;background:white">No Agencies Please.  Any unsolicited resumes sent to Shermco from a third party, such as an Agency, including unsolicited resumes sent to Shermco mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Shermco System Integration employees, or to Shermco System Integration resume database will be considered Shermco property.  Shermco will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume.

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