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Wind Turbine Technician

Take your career to new heights by working on wind turbines.

Job Details

Typical Tasks

  • Climb turbine structures and remain at tall heights for extended periods of time
  • Inspect and repair turbine structures
  • Inspect, repair, and perform routine maintenance on wind turbines
  • Inspect and collect information to identify any technical problems that may be occurring
  • Collect data, document your work, and follow maintenance schedules
  • Prepare job sites by unloading materials and cleaning up when the job is done

Typical Skills

  • Ability to safely work with machine parts
  • Ability to safely work with hand tools and power tools
  • Comfort at heights, working in confined spaces, and performing physical work tasks for extended periods
  • Documenting and preparing detailed reports
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to safely lift up to 50 pounds

Typical Experience or Education

  • Employers may require a high school diploma or equivalent, and typically an additional vocational school certificate program
  • 1–3 years of work experience is preferred, though most employers provide in-depth, job-specific training to all new hires
  • Relevant experience or education in renewable energy may help get your foot in the door, but is not required

Professional Development Opportunities

Some Wind Turbine Technicians may choose to advance their skills with professional certifications, such as:

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