Field Safety & Rescue Trainer Job at Vestas, Columbus, OH

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  • Vestas
  • Columbus, OH

Job Description

This position will be 90% traveling all across the US and Canada, primary location will be remote from any state across the Midwest and North East region in the US.

A Field Safety & Rescue Trainer participates in the presentation of wind turbine safety and rescue training in predominately field locations for internal audiences.

Responsibilities:

Deliver training to Vestas technicians in Vestas and Multibrand Wind Turbines

Complete Vestas Train the Trainer program

Ensure all participants meet learning goals in Course & Module Outlines during course delivery

Directly manage classroom presentations and lead real-world training scenarios for 4-6 students to ensure safe and effective training material delivery

Travel throughout the US and Canada to operational wind farms to deliver in field training to Vestas technicians, predominately in wind turbines

Continuously develop new competencies and techniques on Vestas and Multibrand turbines to support rescue response and training delivery in all turbines serviced by Vestas technicians

Support training administration by providing necessary reports and paperwork during and upon training completion

Support ongoing development and improvement of Vestas courses

Maintain personal development timelines in order to teach new courses and obtain additional authorized to teach certifications

Support development of other instructors through field-training mentor programs

Essential Functions:

Effective written and oral communication skills; able to express oneself clearly and in technical and non-technical terms

Regular & reliable attendance

Ability to travel regularly

Ability to work and conduct training in wind turbines, climb >250ft, access confined spaces, and work at heights

Ability to constantly climb stairs and ladders 60-125 meters in height, in order to access work area

Ability to frequently lift, push, pull, and carry items up to 50 lbs. in weight

Ability to frequently walk, stand, look up/down, balance, stoop, twist, kneel, and bend

Ability to constantly grip and manually manipulate, often with repetitive motion, items such as, but not limited to, hand tools and turbine parts

Comfort constantly working in confined spaces and at heights over 100 meters

Ability to successfully participate in all training courses, including controlled descent.

Ability to hear and see, including the ability to perceive depth and distinguish colors, sufficient to perform job functions and use close range radios

Able to work in demanding physical and inclement weather conditions

Comfort working remotely in a Turbine as part of a team with limited supervisory interaction

Your total weight, while wearing all required PPE and gear, should be at or less than the 300.0 lbs. weight limit

Education, Training, and Skills Required:

Associate's degree in a technical discipline, military training, or a combination of technical education and rope-access experience on wind turbines or similar mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical equipment

1-2+ years of experience in working at height in wind turbines or similar equipment

1-2+ years of experience delivering formal training programs for adult learners in a safety or technical discipline

Ability to work with limited to no supervision.

Ability to work in a team environment, regularly consulting with other knowledge experts in order to present most accurate and up-to-date information to class participants

Good ability to plan, organize and deliver training in varied field environments to ensure course material is covered and goals are met

Good ability to verbally communicate and demonstrate complex concepts to a variety of people during a classroom or hands-on presentation, including assessing and checking for understanding during practical rescue exercises

Ability to navigate company policies and procedures relating to service technician job requirements and rescue equipment

Significant focus on safe work methods in wind turbine setting; able to influence cultural change within participants regarding their views on safe work

High level of knowledge on rescue equipment, first aid concepts and safe work methods for work on wind turbines

Good skills on MS Office products

Able to communicate in English

Will be required to work and conduct training in wind turbines, climb >250ft, access confined spaces, and work at heights

Possess a valid driver's license

Able to obtain a passport and Visa

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that should be met by an employee to effectively perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Employees must meet and comply with requirements and limitations of relevant PPE and safety equipment as well as demonstrate the following:

Ability to constantly climb stairs and ladders 60-125 meters in height, to access work area.

Ability to frequently lift, push, pull, and carry items up to 50 lbs. in weight.

Ability to frequently walk, stand, look up/down, balance, stoop, twist, kneel, and bend.

Ability to constantly grip and manually manipulate, often with repetitive motion, items such as, but not limited to, hand tools and turbine parts.

Comfort constantly working in confined spaces and at heights over 100 meters.

Ability to successfully participate in all training courses, including controlled decent.

Ability to hear and see, including the ability to perceive depth and distinguish colors, sufficient to perform job functions and use close range radios.

Able to work in demanding physical and inclement weather conditions.

Comfort working remotely in a Turbine as part of a team with limited supervisory interaction.

Ability to work in a respirator, including passing a respirator medical evaluation and fit test (required to be clean shaven) as some assignments may require respirator use.

It is an essential function of your position that you climb and work in the turbines. Therefore, to perform your position safely, your total weight, while wearing all required PPE and gear, will be at or less than the 300.0 lbs. weight limit.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is performed "in the field" at the wind turbine site including within the turbine itself, and indoors/outdoors. Typical job site conditions range from high temps, extreme cold, wet conditions, muddy conditions, dry conditions, unlevel ground conditions.

What you'll receive

As a member of the Vestas team, we offer an attractive salary and one of the most comprehensive benefits plans in the industry, including:

healthcare, dental and vision

generous 401(k) plan

tuition assistance

120 hours of paid time off

It is the policy of Vestas to afford equal employment opportunity without regard to age, race, religion, color, gender, or national origin, and to afford equal opportunity to veterans and individuals with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, provincial, or local law. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and/or interview process should notify a representative within the People & Culture department.


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DEIB Statement
At Vestas, we recognize the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion in driving innovation and success. We strongly encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply, particularly those who may hesitate due to their identity or feel they do not meet every criterion. As our CEO states, "Expertise and talent come in many forms, and a diverse workforce enhances our ability to think differently and solve the complex challenges of our industry". Your unique perspective is what will help us powering the solution for a sustainable, green energy future.


About Vestas
Vestas is the energy industry's global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We specialize in designing, manufacturing, installing, and servicing wind turbines, both onshore and offshore.
Across the globe, we have installed more wind power than our competitors in the renewable energy arena. We consider ourselves forerunners within the industry, as Vestas continuously aims to design new solutions and technologies to create a more sustainable future for all of us. With more than 173 GW of wind power installed worldwide and 40+ years of experience in wind energy, Vestas has an unmatched history demonstrating our expertise within the field.
With 29,000 employees globally, Vestas is a diverse team united by a common goal: to power the solution - today, tomorrow, and far into the future.
Vestas promotes a diverse workforce which embraces all social identities and is free of any discrimination. We commit to create and sustain an environment that acknowledges and harvests different experiences, skills, and perspectives, and gives everyone equal access to opportunity.
To learn more about our company and life at Vestas, we invite you to visit our website at and follow us on our social media channels. We also encourage you to join our Talent Universe to receive notifications on new and relevant postings.

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