Wind Turbine Service Technicians

Wind Service

Wind turbine service technicians install, maintain, and repair wind turbines
Wind Service
Are you passionate about saving the earth and slowing down climate change?
Why Should You Consider This Career?

1. Work outdoors, 2. Work with your hands, 3. Work with your mind

That's $3,300 per bi-weekly paycheck
That's 2000 new jobs in Utah per year (30% growth)
Less Physical                                         More Physical
Less Training                                          More Training
More Structure                                     Less Structure
Field Service Technician, Renewable Energy Technician, Service Technician, Troubleshooting Technician, Wind Farm Support Specialist, Wind Technician, Wind Turbine Operator, Wind Turbine Service Technician, Wind Turbine Technician, Wind Turbine Troubleshooting Technician

Inspect, diagnose, adjust, or repair wind turbines. Perform maintenance on wind turbine equipment including resolving electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic malfunctions.

At A Glance in US
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398,000 (35%)
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398,000 (35%)
398,000 (35%)
Field Service Technician, Renewable Energy Technician, Service Technician, Troubleshooting Technician, Wind Farm Support Specialist, Wind Technician, Wind Turbine Operator, Wind Turbine Service Technician, Wind Turbine Technician, Wind Turbine Troubleshooting Technician
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Your Typical Day:

  • Troubleshoot or repair mechanical, hydraulic, or electrical malfunctions related to variable pitch systems, variable speed control systems, converter systems, or related components.
  • Perform routine maintenance on wind turbine equipment, underground transmission systems, wind fields substations, or fiber optic sensing and control systems.
  • Diagnose problems involving wind turbine generators or control systems.
  • Test electrical components of wind systems with devices, such as voltage testers, multimeters, oscilloscopes, infrared testers, or fiber optic equipment.
  • Start or restart wind turbine generator systems to ensure proper operations.
  • Climb wind turbine towers to inspect, maintain, or repair equipment.
  • Maintain tool and spare parts inventories required for repair, installation, or replacement services.
  • Test structures, controls, or mechanical, hydraulic, or electrical systems, according to test plans or in coordination with engineers.
  • Train end-users, distributors, installers, or other technicians in wind commissioning, testing, or other technical procedures.
  • Collect turbine data for testing or research and analysis.
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Your Responsibilities

  • Repair green energy equipment or systems.
  • Troubleshoot equipment or systems operation problems.
  • Maintain work equipment or machinery.
  • Test electrical circuits or components for proper functioning.
  • Test mechanical equipment to ensure proper functioning.
  • Climb equipment or structures to access work areas.
  • Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products.
  • Test electrical equipment or systems to ensure proper functioning.
  • Test mechanical systems to ensure proper functioning.
  • Measure equipment outputs.
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Knowledge You Will Learn

  • Mechanical

Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. 89/100

  • Computers and Electronics

Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming. 79/100

  • English Language

Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. 74/100

  • Public Safety and Security

Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions. 68/100

  • Engineering and Technology

Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services. 67/100

  • Education and Training

Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects. 59/100

  • Administration and Management

Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. 58/100

  • Building and Construction

Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads. 56/100

  • Mathematics

Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. 56/100

  • Physics

Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub-atomic structures and processes. 52/100

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Tools of the Trade

  • Wattmeters
  • Torque wrenches
  • Voltage or current meters
  • Stripping tools
  • Two way radios
  • Lubricating oil testing kit
  • Signal generators
  • High voltage cable detection
  • Torque tools
  • Multimeters
  • Anemometers
  • Dynamometers
  • Micrometers
  • Ammeters
  • Tape measures
  • Wire cutters
  • Slings
  • Ratchets
  • Infrared imagers
  • Calipers
  • Ohmmeters
  • Shackle
  • Bench vises
  • Fall protection lanyard
  • Phasemeters
  • Flatbed trailers
  • Facial shields
  • Levels
  • Acoustic ear muffs or defenders
  • Welding or soldering kit
  • Applicator brushes
  • Notebook computers
  • Forklifts
  • Power drills
  • Theodolites
  • Digital cameras
  • Protective gloves
  • Gas generators
  • Paint brushes
  • Specialty wrenches
  • Hydrometers
  • Vibration testers
  • Longnose pliers
  • Precision file
  • Punches or nail sets or drifts
  • Electronic measuring probes
  • Sledge hammer
  • Calibrated resistance measuring equipment
  • Safety harnesses or belts
  • Open end wrenches
  • Threading taps
  • Measuring wheels for distance
  • Lasers
  • Light trucks or sport utility vehicles
  • Pocket calculator
  • Fire retardant apparel
  • Winches
  • Power meters
  • Global positioning system GPS receiver
  • Claw hammer
  • Microcontrollers
  • Oscilloscopes
  • Fire escape equipment
  • Battery testers
  • Forklift or elevator accessories or supplies
  • Hacksaw
  • Hard hats
  • Safety glasses
  • Tower cranes
  • Adjustable widemouth pliers
  • Adjustable wrenches
  • Personal computers
  • Megohmmeters
  • Screwdrivers
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