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Learn where your interests will take you. Explore the meaningful work in which you can immerse yourself. Set your sites on what you can learn and the increasing responsibilities that can be yours. See how you will be challenged and what will you accomplish.

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Career Pathway Spotlight - Wind Technician
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*Compensation averages should be used as a guide. There are numerous factors that impact actual compensation. These estimates do not include over-time, which can be a sizeable addition to base pay. Years of service and training recommendations should also be used as a guide. Company requirements vary.

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Become a Wind Technician

Starting off as an Entry-Level Wind Technician:

What will you do?

  • Demonstrate a passion for working safely
  • Under direct supervision, perform maintenance, repair, and operational activities on wind turbine generators
  • Assist in troubleshooting wind turbines in a faulted state
  • Effectively communicate with all members of the team
  • Conduct oneself in a professional manner ensuring all policies and procedures are adhered to

What knowledge / skills / abilities will you need?

  • Ability to climb wind turbine towers 300 feet in height
  • Comfortable working at heights, lifting 50 lbs. above head, and meeting the weight requirement of safety gear
  • Strong computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to work in outdoor environments

Wind Technician:

What will you do?

  • Perform scheduled maintenance of wind turbines
  • Troubleshoot mechanical, hydraulic, or electrical malfunctions
  • Climb multiple wind towers on a daily basis
  • Utilize SCADA to support required work
  • Perform data collection and prepare reports
  • Perform QA/QC inspections

What knowledge / skills / abilities will you need?

  • A proficient understanding of wind power related systems, including, but not limited to, pneumatics, hydraulics, gearboxes, electrical, mechanical, and power plant systems
  • Ability to read, interpret and understand drawings and schematics
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proven problem solving and time management skills
  • Able to optimally collaborate

Lead Wind Technician*:

What will you do?

  • Be responsible for daily operations and maintenance of wind turbines
  • Train and instruct Tech I and Tech II employees on-site
  • Climb multiple wind towers on a daily basis
  • Inspect, troubleshoot, or repair turbine equipment
  • Perform routine maintenance on wind turbines
  • Test electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic systems

What knowledge / skills / abilities will you need?

  • Demonstrate safety as a top priority
  • Ability to professionally interact with customers and coworkers
  • Demonstrate expert level skills
  • Ability to be a mentor
  • Be able to work in a wide range of climates

* At some companies this is an entry-level position

Wind Turbine Plant Manager:

What will you do?

  • Manage/supervise contractors and employees
  • Establish a high standard of safety for the site
  • Manage approved projects and oversee project completion.
  • Provide guidance and oversight in troubleshooting and repairing turbine platforms
  • Perform audits of maintenance activities
  • Identify and develop site procedures, site policies, technician training needs, safety programs, and work practices

What knowledge / skills / abilities will you need?

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering and experience
  • Project management/supervisory skills
  • Excellent communication, organization & time management skills
  • Proficiency in SCADA systems and Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to climb wind turbine towers 300 feet in height
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Wind Engineer

Lloyd Eley

Meet Lloyd Eley, a construction project manager, and hear what he values about his work in wind energy. He even shares an “a ha” moment, created by working on the first of a kind project in the United States. Learn more.

Lloyd Eley
Manager of Project Construction
Dominion Energy