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Advanced Renewable Energy Trainer

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Date: Jun 5, 2021

Primary Location: Grimes, IA, US, 50111

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  53914 


NextEra Energy Resources is one of the largest wholesale generators of electric power and renewable energy from the wind and sun in North America.


Position Specific Description

Support the continued development and implementation of the Power Generation training program.  Individual will contribute as a renewable trainer (Wind, Solar & Battery) to all renewable technicians through classroom, remote and hands on.  Support the business unit goal of an injury free workplace by providing safety training. This position will be based out of our Iowa Training Facility. 
Preferred qualifications:

  • Previous renewable training experience and or advanced renewable technician experience.
  • Strong understanding of PGD processes as well as PGD Wind, Solar, and Renewable training programs.
  • Innovative and willing to and adapt new techniques and methods to support a growing fleet.  
  • Primary work location will be at the Iowa Training Facility (ITF).  
  • Individual may be required to travel within US & Canada.  
  • Possess an expert level of knowledge and skills for all facets of operation and troubleshooting abilities of PGD technologies.
  • Individuals understand the mechanics, including both electrical and maintenance of hydraulics, of all wind turbine components. 
  • Understands schematics and uses appropriate diagnostic tools. 
  • Ability to work up tower.
  • Ability to perform as an instructor in group and individual settings and must have the ability to develop and deliver training material.

Job Overview

This job interprets, organizes, executes and coordinates assignments. Employees in the role plan and develop technical projects concerned with unique or controversial complexities which have important impact on major company programs. This involves exploration of subject area, definition of scope, selection of areas for investigation, and development of novel concepts. Individuals in the role act as a technical liaison to individuals within and outside their organization with responsibility to act independently regarding technical matters pertaining to the individual's field. Employee's assignments are given in broad terms concerning general objectives and limitations.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

•   Provides full-time technical support to the operations and business unit personnel
•   Performs system testing and documentation to critical systems during significant changes and/or upgrade
•   Analyzes and identifies the root cause of - and implements comprehensive technical solutions to - complex application deficiencies and system issues
•   Provides technical leadership in the functional specification, design and implementation of new (as well as enhancements to existing) security center applications and tools
•   Develops new (and improves existing) processes with goal of increasing productivity, reducing risk of system failure, promoting efficiency in work flow, and meeting or exceeding the key operational performance targets
•   Establishes, documents and maintains procedures and guidelines related to the day-to-day operational support provided to the operations and business unit personnel
•   Travels to power plants for onsite troubleshooting support
•   Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

•  Technical / Functional Excellence/Learning
•  Process Management Concepts
•  Quality Tools and Techniques
•  Effective Written Communications
•  Effective Verbal Communications
•  High School Grad / GED
•  Safety Policy and Practice
•  Bachelor's or Equivalent Experience
•  Experience:5+ years

Preferred Qualifications

•  Bachelor's - Engineering
•  Supervisor/Management Experience:Without Rating


Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Technical Specialist
Organization:  NextEra Project Mgmt 
Location:  Grimes, Iowa 
Other Work Locations:  Iowa 
Relocation Provided:  Yes, if applicable


NextEra Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.

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NextEra Energy will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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