Nationally, among the numerous career opportunities available in the energy field, there are five key career areas where energy companies face a notable shortage--which means new jobs.

Nationally, among the numerous career opportunities available in the energy field, there are five key career areas where energy companies face a notable shortage–which means new jobs.

Wind Turbine Technician

Wind Turbine Technician Skills:

  • Inspect or repair fiberglass turbine blades.
  • Troubleshoot or repair mechanical, hydraulic, or electrical malfunctions related to variable pitch systems, variable speed control systems, converter systems, or related components.
  • Climb wind turbine towers to inspect, maintain, or repair equipment.
  • Diagnose problems involving wind turbine generators or control systems.
  • Perform routine maintenance on wind turbine equipment, underground transmission systems, wind field substations, or fiber optic sensing and control systems.
  • Start or restart wind turbine generator systems to ensure proper operations.
  • Test electrical components of wind systems with devices such as voltage testers, multimeters, oscilloscopes, infrared testers, and fiber optic equipment.
  • Test structures, controls, or mechanical, hydraulic, or electrical systems according to test plans and in coordination with engineers.
  • Assist in assembly of individual wind generators or construction of wind farms.
  • Collect turbine data for testing or research and analysis.

Salary

Median Annual Wind Turbine Technician Salary: $48,800
From O*NET 1/2016