The career of Wind Energy Technician includes everything from installation and repair, to trouble-shooting of wind energy
towers. This is great for people with electronic & mechanical talents.
These workers are currently in short supply, but greatly needed to maintain not only existing turbines, but the many
thousands more that are planned for the future.
Turbine Technicians or "Windsmiths" Wind turbine installation and pylon maintenance
sometimes includes: Blade cleaning and surface repair - Wind turbine survey and
testing - Ice removal systems and techniques - General site maintenance - Pylon
Basic Skill Requirements For Entry Level Workers
Most Employers Will Require The Following Basic Requirements For Entry Level Positions
High School Diploma
Technical Wind Turbine Technician Degree From Accredited School
Mechanical, hydraulic, electrical maintenance, repair and trouble shooting experience preferred.
Ability to read and interpret complex instructions & diagrams.
Safety certifications, especially regarding working at heights.
Good math, reading and writing skills.
Drug and Alcohol testing is required.
Experience using hand and power tools.
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Wind Technicians Must Work Under The Following Conditions
Ability to work comfortably at heights up to 350 Feet
Good physical condition for ladder climbing and occasional heavy lifting.
Technicians must work outdoors in all types of weather conditions.
Technicians must work in confined spaces.
Must be able to travel, sometimes for long periods of time in order to complete projects.
Must be able to work efficiently without supervision in small teams.
Valid drivers license
The following community colleges
300 South 18th Street
Estherville, IA 51334
Texas State Technical College
Other schools are in the process of
launching their own wind turbine
technician programs, and we will add
them as their programs develope and
Blackfeet use Wind Power for the Wastewater Treatment Plant
In late 1999, the Town of Browning, Montana and the Blackfeet Nation installed four Bergey Excel
10-kilowatt (kW) wind turbines adjacent to the Town's sewage treatment plant. The turbines provided
about one-quarter of the plant's electricity, displacing energy bought from the grid.
Though wind energy currently accounts for just one percent of all energy used in the United States, the American Wind Energy Association reports that the wind
industry grew by 45 percent last year alone. Those with a background in turbine manufacturing, operation, and repair will easily find work in states like California
taking a one- to two-year wind technology degree program at a community college.
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Wind Turbine Work requires electrical experience
Many jobs in wind require the candidate to have a technical back ground and be certified to perform high voltage preventive maintenance.
mechanical and electrical component testing and ultimately repairs as needed.