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Wind Turbine Service Technicians

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

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • 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.
    • Climb wind turbine towers to inspect, maintain, or repair equipment.
    • Maintain tool and spare parts inventories required for repair, installation, or replacement services.
    • Test structures, controls, or mechanical, hydraulic, or electrical systems, according to test plans or in coordination with engineers.
    • Train end-users, distributors, installers, or other technicians in wind commissioning, testing, or other technical procedures.
    • Collect turbine data for testing or research and analysis.
    • Inspect or repair fiberglass turbine blades.
    • Assist in assembly of individual wind generators or construction of wind farms.
    • Operate manufacturing equipment to fabricate wind turbines.

    Skills

    • Equipment Maintenance

      Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

    • Operations Monitoring

      Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

    • Repairing

      Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    4
    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    Abilities

    • Problem Sensitivity

      The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing that there is a problem.

    • Finger Dexterity

      The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.

    • Near Vision

      The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

    Knowledge

    • Mechanical

      Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

    • Computers and Electronics

      Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 56690/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 27.25/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 20
    • Yearly Projected Openings 0

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    Personality

    Realistic: 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
    • Cooperation
    • Dependability
    • Concern for Others
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Self Control

    Tools

    • Wattmeters
    • Voltage or current meters
    • Torque wrenches
    • Screwdrivers
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    Technology

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    • Analytical or scientific software

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