Wind Energy Instructor – GWO

at Sky Climber Renewables
Location Portland, OR
Date Posted August 13, 2023
Job Type Full-time



Are you a technical expert with an interest in teaching? Are you passionate about wind energy and looking to use your skills and experience to educate and inspire the next generation of Wind Turbine Technicians? If so, join our team as a Wind Energy Instructor, delivering training to our service technicians in Portland, Oregon.

Sky Climber Renewables is a recognized leader in wind energy services across the United States and Canada. As one of the fastest growing companies in the industry, we take pride in cultivating the best talent and providing a great place to work.

We are currently seeking individuals with a demonstrated passion for safety and education to join our team as a Wind Energy Training Instructor. Our Instructors operate in the Safety and Technical Training Department of Sky Climber Renewables’ Tech One Program (TOP) - an exclusive wind technician development program built in partnership with the world’s leading wind turbine manufacturer, Vestas Americas.


Relocation assistance.
On-the-job training support.
Competitive Salary: DOE.
Comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, & life coverage, a 100% Vested 401(k) plan with employer match, paid time off, and paid holidays.
Monday-Friday schedule.
Opportunities for advancement.


Willingness to relocate to Portland, Oregon.
Experience training others on topics such as: Working-at-Heights, Lock-Out Tag-Out, Electrical Safety, Basic Electrical, Basic Mechanical, Basic Hydraulics, Cranes and Rigging, CPR/First-Aid, Confined Space and Self-Rescue.
Technical/University Education degree OR a High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 2 years of wind industry experience.
Global Wind Organization (GWO) and/or Wind Energy Instructor credentials.

Desired Characteristics:

Demonstrate a passion for safety and education.
Demonstrate experience and characteristics of leadership.
Effective Communicator - works well in team environment.
Ability and willingness to take initiative and work without direct supervision.
Ability to adapt quickly and effectively to a dynamic environment.
Strong organizational skills.
Strong pedagogical skills.
Willingness to learn and teach others.


Conduct classroom and lab training utilizing effective instructional techniques, practices, and following approved curriculum.
Provide training to build a foundation of safety and technical knowledge related to the operation and maintenance of wind turbines, including but not limited to: GWO (BST, BTT, ART) or Working-at-Heights, Lock-Out Tag-Out, Electrical Safety, Basic Electrical, Basic Mechanical, Basic Hydraulics, Cranes and Rigging, CPR/First-Aid, Confined Space and Self-Rescue.
Utilize training equipment, simulators, and aids in lessons.
Design training aids and mock-ups within your area of expertise.
Administer exercises and tests using objective criteria.
Maintain training records, files, and databases.
Perform routine maintenance, calibration, and repair on lab equipment and aids.
Coordinate supply requisitions and equipment repairs.
Ensure inventory and security of supplies, equipment, and capital items.
Supervise assigned employees.
Support fellow instructors with certification and GWO initiatives.
Stay current on GWO classroom instructor qualifications.
Enforce established policies, procedures, and safety practices with students.
Maintain a professional training environment in classrooms and labs.
Perform other assigned duties as required.

Physical Requirements:

Must be comfortable working at heights of up to 300+ feet.
Must meet specific weight requirements of tower ladders under OSHA and/or industry standards of 130 to 260 lbs. max, including personal protective equipment (approx. 30-35lbs).
Must be comfortable working in confined space(s).
Must be able to see and move throughout facilities, training lab and equipment, offices, to conduct training, resolve work problems and facilitate processes; repetitive motion activities will be involved.
Occasional kneeling and squatting.
Frequent climbing, walking, and standing, and bending.
Ability and willingness to handle repetitive weight up to 50 lbs.
Successful completion of climb test(s) and tower rescue training.

If you are excited about the opportunity to train the next generation of wind turbine technicians and possess the skills and experience we are looking for, apply today!

Sky Climber Renewables is an equal employment opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, ancestry, genetic information, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

About Sky Climber Renewables:

Sky Climber Renewables, formerly Sky Climber Wind Solutions, was formed in 2007 as a division of Sky Climber, a leading global manufacturer of motorized suspended access systems. Pioneering wind turbine access platform solutions for wind turbine maintenance, Sky Climber was quickly recognized as the leader in North America for safe, efficient and cost effective access for wind turbine blade repair. Fast-forward thirteen years, Sky Climber Renewables has evolved into a leading independent service provider (ISP) to the North American wind industry, offering a complete menu of services to the world’s leading energy companies.

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