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Wind Energy Operations Managers

Also called: Facility Manager, Operations and Maintenance Manager, Operations Manager, Site Manager

What they do:
Manage wind field operations, including personnel, maintenance activities, financial activities, and planning.
On the job, you would:
  • Track and maintain records for wind operations, such as site performance, downtime events, parts usage, or substation events.
  • Oversee the maintenance of wind field equipment or structures, such as towers, transformers, electrical collector systems, roadways, or other site assets.
  • Supervise employees or subcontractors to ensure quality of work or adherence to safety regulations or policies.

Knowledge

Business
  • management
  • customer service
Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
  • computers and electronics
Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills

Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • talking to others
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Social
  • understanding people's reactions
  • talking people into changing their minds or their behavior

Abilities

Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Leadership
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Integrity
  • Stress Tolerance

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Electronic mail software
  • IBM Lotus Notes
  • Microsoft Outlook Hot Technology
Facilities management software
  • Computerized maintenance management system CMMS software
  • Oracle Enterprise Asset Management eAM
Industrial control software
  • Programmable logic controller PLC software
  • Supervisory control and data acquisition SCADA software

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
master's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$104,850
per year, on average
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