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Wind Turbine Service Technicians

Also called: Wind Farm Support Specialist, Wind Technician, Wind Turbine Service Technician, Wind Turbine Technician

What they do:
Inspect, diagnose, adjust, or repair wind turbines. Perform maintenance on wind turbine equipment including resolving electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic malfunctions.
On the job, you would:
  • Diagnose problems involving wind turbine generators or control systems.
  • Climb wind turbine towers to inspect, maintain, or repair equipment.
  • Test electrical components of wind systems with devices such as voltage testers, multimeters, oscilloscopes, infrared testers, or fiber optic equipment.


Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
  • computers and electronics
Math and Science
  • physics
Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
Arts and Humanities
  • English language


Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
Visual Understanding
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Integrity
  • Adaptability/Flexibility


You might use software like this on the job:

Industrial control software
  • Industrial control systems software
  • Supervisory control and data acquisition SCADA software
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology
Electronic mail software
  • Microsoft Outlook Hot Technology


Education: (rated 3 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
certificate after high school
usually needed

Examples of Registered Apprenticeship programs include:

  • Wind Turbine Technician

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.

Green Green jobs have created this new and emerging type of work that wasn't around before.

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