Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives

Wind Energy Plant Operations and Maintenance Technician - Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative, Estherville

Date Posted
June 28, 2021
Full Time

Job Details

Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative is seeking candidates to fill the position of Wind Energy Plant Operations and Maintenance Technician.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. ILEC offers a strong benefits package including IAEC and NRECA retirement and insurance programs.

Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative is an electric distribution cooperative headquartered in Estherville, IA. ILEC serves approximately 12,900 customers and owns and maintains 4,900 miles of distribution line and two wind energy production facilities. Additional information may be found by visiting ILEC’s website at


702 South 1st Street
Estherville, IA 51334-1890
(800)225-4532 or (712)362-7870
Fax: (712)362-2819 / E-mail:


An eligible candidate must be a certified climber and GE turbine O&M experience preferred with lead technician experience desired. Candidate must be able to perform all necessary operations and maintenance activities for the Cooperative’s two wind energy production facilities, each consisting of seven GE 1.5 mw SLE ESS wind turbines. All candidates must possess strong interpersonal communications, math and PC skills, with demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft office programs, GE Software experience a plus. Successful candidate will need to work well in a team environment and be willing to cross-train into electrical distribution applications. The Wind Turbine Technician will report to the Manager of Renewable Energy Services.

The successful candidate must be a high school graduate or equivalent. Candidate must have completed an accredited college or technical program in Wind Energy and Turbine Technology. A minimum of two to four years of experience is required. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license. Pre-employment drug test is required. Candidate must reside in close proximity to Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative’s headquarters in Estherville, Iowa.

Contact Information

Qualified applicants should forward a resume and cover letter to: Human Resources, Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative, 702 South 1st Street, Estherville, IA 51334. Documents may also be submitted via e-mail addressed to

Position will remain open until filled.

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