Wind Turbine Service Technicians

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What do they do?

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

Also known as:

Field Service Technician, Renewable Energy Technician, Service Technician, Troubleshooting Technician, Turbine Technician, Wind Farm Support Specialist, Wind Plant Technician, Wind Technician, Wind Turbine Operator, Wind Turbine Service Technician, Wind Turbine Technician, Wind Turbine Troubleshooting Technician

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Wind Turbine Service Technicians in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Wind Turbine Service Technicians is projected to grow 56 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For All United States:

  • 56.1%

    Percent Change

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  • 1,300

    Annual Projected Job Openings

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Typical College Majors

Majors that prepare Wind Turbine Service Technicians:

★ There are no majors that have graduates with this degree type

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.3%)
  • Master's degree (1.1%)
  • Bachelor's degree (9.5%)
  • Associate's degree (9.3%)
  • Some college, no degree (27.5%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (39.1%)
  • Less than high school diploma (13.2%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Operations Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Finger Dexterity - The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness - The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Troubleshoot equipment or systems operation problems.
  • Repair green energy equipment or systems.
  • 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.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 26.0 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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