Wind Turbine Service Technicians

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, Lead Technician, Maintenance Technician, Operations, Maintenance and Service Wind Turbine Technician (OMS Wind Turbine Technician), Senior Wind Turbine Technician, Service Technician, Technician, Wind Farm Support Specialist, Wind Plant Technician, Wind Technician, Wind Turbine Service Technician, Wind Turbine Technician

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Wind Turbine Service Technicians in United States

Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Wind Turbine Service Technicians is projected to grow 94 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than average compared to all occupations.

Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For All United States:

  • 94.8%

    Percent Change

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  • 1,400

    Annual Projected Job Openings

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.2%)
  • Master's degree (1.6%)
  • Bachelor's degree (9.5%)
  • Associate's degree (10.2%)
  • Some college, no degree (26.5%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (39.2%)
  • Less than high school diploma (12.8%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

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

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • 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.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • 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.
  • Manual Dexterity - The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Repair green energy equipment or systems.
  • Climb equipment or structures to access work areas.
  • Test electrical circuits or components for proper functioning.
  • Troubleshoot equipment or systems operation problems.
  • Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products.
  • Maintain work equipment or machinery.

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