Career Opportunity

windtest north-america is a North American leader in high-quality, comprehensive testing, measurement, analysis and validation for clients engaged in wind energy and other industries. We work with wind turbine manufacturers, investors, lenders, developers, municipalities, colleges and universities, wind farm owners and grid operators to prove the validity, quality, efficiency, safety and long-term return on investment of their projects.

Our parent company, windtest grevenbroich gmbh in Grevenbroich, Germany, has been serving clients around the world for more than 25 years. During that time, we've built a culture that values trust, reliability, quality, integrity, sustainability, collaboration and fair play.

At windtest, you'll be involved in something bigger than yourself. First, you'll be part of a team that pulls together to solve problems and provide precision data for our clients. Second, you'll be a key component in a larger effort to launch and maintain successful projects for our clients. Last but certainly not least, you'll be working in an industry – renewable energy – that is positively impacting the crucial global need for more sustainable forms of energy.


windtest north-america is seeking a

Measurement & Instrumentation Technician

to be based in Estherville, Iowa

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If our tagline, "quality by any measure," describes you, and you meet the requirements below, please send us your resume and a cover letter with "Measurement and Instrumentation Technician" in the subject line.

  • Build and install measurement devices and systems in wind turbines and other industrial equipment.
    • Create, read and interpret engineering drawings, schematics and complex test procedures.
    • Prepare and conduct experiments for wind turbine prototype testing and certificationmeasurements (i.e. loads, power performance, acoustic vibrations).
    • Set up measurement chains.
    • Perform extensive research and development for components needed for tailor-mademeasurement system setups.
    • Research construction costs for measurement systems and specify materials.
    • Build and assemble measurement systems to include calibration, inspection, maintenance ofequipment.

  • Quality Management and Performance Improvement
    • Create and implement processes and identify areas for improvement.
    • Develop solutions to complex technical problems and troubleshoot when needed.
    • Write procedures and technical documents.

  • Documentation and data management
    • Conduct acceptance tests/commissioning and evaluate test results with accuracy and precision.
    • Maintain laboratory and project inventory.
    • Serve as direct contact for test requestors and measurement captains.

    • AA/AS degree (or other 2-year post-high-school training) in wind energy, technical studies or engineering with a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience


    • In the absence of an AA/AS degree, 8 years of relevant experience
    • Strong mechanical and electrical aptitude
    • Competency in engineering fundamentals such as physics (i.e. understanding of forces/power/vibration, temperature/wind force etc.) math (i.e. algebra, geometry/trigonometry) and electronics (i.e. what is current/voltage/electromagnetic disturbance, understanding electrical circuits, Ohm's law, etc.)

    • Experience in field measurements
    • High-voltage switching certificate
    • Strain gauge installation skills
    • Experience in measurement system monitoring
    • CAN bus

    • Proficiency with hands-on work
    • Technical skills – wiring, soldering, drilling, sawing, filing metal, etc.
    • Attention to detail and organization
    • Ability to trouble-shoot
    • Ability to adhere to demanding deadlines when necessary
    • Ability to work well both independently and as a collaborative member of a high-performing team
    • Self-motivated and goal orientated to complete jobs with accuracy and timeliness independently
    • Effective written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to see projects through start to finish and ensure proper follow through in communications and tasks
    • Intercultural competency (working together with international team)
    • Working at heights
    • Ability to travel (up to 30%)
    • Positive attitude
    • Willingness to learn


    We offer:

    • Excellent benefits (4 weeks of paid vacation, paid holidays, pension plan and more)
    • Generous sick leave
    • Competitive salary

    We look forward to receiving your application!

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