Hidden Image

Wind Welder

Work with your hands (and cool tools) to help build wind turbines

Job Details

Typical Tasks

  • Use specialized tools and equipment to work with metal parts and materials
  • Follow technical instructions, sketches, and specifications
  • Inspect and test equipment to diagnose any problems
  • Climb towers and remain at tall heights for extended periods of time
  • Communicate information with coworkers, especially around safety and project timelines

Typical Skills

  • 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
  • Following detailed instructions
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently for long periods
  • Ability to safely lift up to 50 pounds

Typical Experience or Education

  • Most employers may require a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Many employers like to see vocational school training, a related associate’s degree, or previous on-the-job training
  • If you have not completed a relevant program at a vocational school, 1–2 years of previous work experience in metal fabricating can help get your foot in the door
  • Knowledge of relevant machines and tools
  • Previous workplace safety training and experience is a plus

Professional Development Opportunities

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

Get a Great Job Right after Trade School

Hear Andrea Crawford describe how helpful her trade school was in landing her first job in the wind industry.

Watch Andrea Crawford on Roadtrip Nation Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.

See how you can grow your career and earn more money when you start as a Wind Welder.

Wind Welder

Wage Range:


Median Hourly Wage:


Welding Supervisor

Wage Range:


Median Hourly Wage:


Industrial Production Manager

Wage Range:


Median Hourly Wage:


How to Start Your Career