CAREER

Wind Turbine Service Technicians

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$56,230

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+60.7% (much faster than the average)

Career

What Wind Turbine Service Technicians Do

Inspect, diagnose, adjust, or repair wind turbines. Perform maintenance on wind turbine equipment including resolving electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic malfunctions.

Other Job Titles Wind Turbine Service Technicians May Have

Field Service Technician, Renewable Energy Technician, Service Technician, Troubleshooting Technician, Wind Farm Support Specialist, Wind Technician, Wind Turbine Operator, Wind Turbine Service Technician, Wind Turbine Technician, Wind Turbine Troubleshooting Technician

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Wind Turbine Technician ,

DTE Energy

I'm stationary right now, so I go into the same office every day. Unless one of the towers is down or needs attention, I stay in the office getting caught up on work orders and maintaining the shop. Other wind turbine technicians can be travelers. They'll start their day in the office to pick up any supplies before heading out to the wind tower. They'll primarily work inside the tower but may also have to go up to the top of the tower to work.


Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Troubleshoot or repair mechanical, hydraulic, or electrical malfunctions related to variable pitch systems, variable speed control systems, converter systems, or related components.
  • Perform routine maintenance on wind turbine equipment, underground transmission systems, wind fields substations, or fiber optic sensing and control systems.
  • Diagnose problems involving wind turbine generators or control systems.
  • Test electrical components of wind systems with devices, such as voltage testers, multimeters, oscilloscopes, infrared testers, or fiber optic equipment.
  • Start or restart wind turbine generator systems to ensure proper operations.

This page includes information from theO*NET 26.1 Databaseby the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under theCC BY 4.0license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.