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Wind Turbine Service Technician was asked...December 15, 2018

Do you mind traveling majority of the time?

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Not at all

I don’t mind traveling I have done it for eight years

It's what I've been searching for in this industry.

Vestas Wind Systems

Whats your biggest weakness?

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I can be a little naive at times.

Vestas Wind Systems

Are you ok with moving to a remote location?

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Yes

It's my hobby.

Yes

NextEra Energy, Inc.

Have you ever used a torque tool, multi-meter,.. (probably daily tools for the job)

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No, never used any of those tools besides a torque wrench and voltmeter

Airway Services

Do you have experience

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Yes

Vestas Wind Systems

Name a time you could not trouble shoot a problem safely

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I contacted my supervisor and we did not fix the problem till it went down

Vestas Wind Systems

Nothing technical. Talked about basic safety and Mormonism (I'm not kidding).

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Pretended I was interested in becoming Mormon. This was a warning flag I should have heeded. Mormons only promote other Mormons. Less

RES

What do you know about "high voltage"? What do you know about "shaft alignment"? What do you know about "hydraulics"? What do you know about "lasers"? How would you fault find a 3 phase motor?

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High voltage used to keep current down over long distances... keeps conductor size down If the shafts are crucial it would be wise to use specialised equipment. Hydraulic systems used to provide local power from electro hydraulic systems. Trained as a fibre joiner and tester, lasers used for communication over distance. Less

Airway Services

How much schooling I have had, Did I have any real work exp., Could I pass random Drug Screens, What I knew about Lock Out Tag Out, What I knew about Wind Turbines, could I travel to and from site and could I travel 25% of the time if needed

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I have had 2 years of schooling, No work exp., I could and did pass three different random Drug Screens, I know Lock Out Tag Out well, and I could tell them every question they had for me about Wind Turbines, I could travel 25% of the time and I did travel to site everyday Less

EDF

Strengths and weaknesses

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Meticulousness is a strength and weakness

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