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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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $51,500.00
Average Time to Fill 41 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 184
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 70.97 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Information Gathering

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance
Set mechanical or electrical controls or components
Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair
Install electronic equipment, components, or systems
Align equipment or machinery
Reassemble equipment after repair
Adjust industrial, manufacturing, or production equipment
Assemble equipment or components
Adjust measuring or control devices
Adjust mechanical equipment
Weld metal parts and components
Adjust vehicle components according to specifications
Bend tubing or conduit
Adjust electrical or electronic equipment
Weld metal structures
Disassemble equipment to inspect for deficiencies
Solder electrical or electronic connections or components
Rewire electrical or electronic systems
Install/Replace measuring or control devices such as meters or regulators
Install electrical fixtures or components
Install machine or equipment replacement parts
Install electrical components, equipment, or systems
Operate pipe fitting equipment
Install attachments to machinery or related structures
Solder metal parts, piping, or components
Perform combination welding or cutting procedures
Install electrical conduit or tubing
Assemble gear systems
Install electronic manufacturing equipment
Install industrial machinery or equipment
Install electrical or electronic cables or wiring
Braze metal parts or components
Install electronic power, communication, or control equipment or systems
Adjust equipment controls to regulate flow of water, cleaning solutions, or other liquids
Assemble electronic, electrical, or electromechanical equipment
Spot/tack weld materials
Mold metal or plastic materials through bending or straightening
Assemble mechanical components or machine parts
Install production equipment or systems
Install/Remove finish hardware such as locks or hinges
Connect electrical components or equipment
Install audio or communications equipment
Dismantle heavy equipment or machinery
Assemble electrical components, subsystems, or systems
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured mechanical products, engines, or machinery by hand
Set-up specialized rigging
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured automotive or vehicle related products by hand
Set-up production equipment or machinery
Position machines, equipment, or structures
Thread pipe for gas, air, hydraulic, refrigeration, or water lines
Dismantle/Reassemble rigging
Install mechanical equipment, components, or systems
Set-up welding equipment
Assemble electromechanical or hydraulic systems
Cut pipe or piping material for gas, air, hydraulic, refrigeration, water, or steam lines
Cut materials according to specifications or needs
Set-up computer numerical control machines
Set-up electronic systems test equipment
Don/Doff industrial, production, or manufacturing related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Assemble machine tools, parts, or fixtures
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured electrical or electronic products, equipment, or parts by hand
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured aircraft products by hand
Perform basic plumbing
Cut construction material
Cut metal or plastic material
Remove parts or components from equipment
Process metals using power or hand tools

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment

Conduct tests to locate mechanical system malfunction
Repair mechanical equipment or machinery
Adjust clearances of mechanical or electrical components or parts
Replace malfunctioning or worn mechanical components
Clean installation, maintenance, or repair tools, equipment, or machinery
Lubricate machinery, equipment, or parts
Overhaul power-generating equipment or machinery
Repair mechanical controls
Repair major vehicle systems such as engines, engine components, or transmissions
Repair measuring or control devices
Overhaul industrial or construction machinery or equipment
Repair mechanical timing devices
Overhaul major vehicle systems such as engines or transmissions
Level machines, equipment, or structures
Align machines, equipment, or structures
Repair work tools or equipment
Maintain work tools or equipment
Rebuild parts or components
Maintain manufacturing or production equipment
Perform hydraulic plumbing
Maintain welding machines or equipment
Maintain construction machinery or equipment
Determine replacement part required
Repair gas, steam, oil, sewer, or water piping or fixtures
Perform preventative maintenance on manufacturing equipment
Install vehicle parts and accessories
Repair malfunctioning or worn mechanical components
Service vehicle with water, air, fuel, or oil
Repair cargo or passenger vehicle
Prepare equipment for maintenance
Clean production equipment
Maintain cargo or passenger vehicle
Adjust clearances of vehicle body parts or components
Service green vehicles to make repairs or maintain good working order
Repair commercial transportation equipment
Install brakes on vehicles
Align vehicle frame
Clean industrial, production, or manufacturing tools, equipment, or machinery
Maintain sustainable energy production equipment
Repair specialized rigging
Maintain mechanical machinery or implements
Repair grounds keeping equipment and tools
Complete routine building maintenance
Maintain masonry structures including kilns or furnaces
Tend boilers or related equipment
Replace gas, steam, sewer, or water piping or fixtures
Maintain physical building or grounds of property
Maintain electromechanical equipment
Lubricate production equipment
Maintain mining machinery or equipment
Calibrate mechanical equipment or instruments to specification
Repair aircraft propulsion systems
Maintain small engines
Install tires on vehicles
Install glass such as windshields in motor vehicles
Repair aircraft ignition systems
Repair finish hardware such as locks or hinges
Replace door springs, cables, or related components

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Test electrical or electronic systems or equipment
Test operation of malfunctioning machinery
Test electrical or electronic wiring or fixtures
Test mechanical products or equipment
Test electrical circuits or components for proper functioning
Test mechanical systems to ensure proper functioning
Test vehicle computer processors to detect malfunctions
Operate vehicle engine electrical systems test equipment
Conduct performance testing
Operate engine emission testing equipment
Perform safety inspection related to an installation, maintenance or repair
Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment
Inspect facilities to determine repair or replacement needs
Inspect installation, maintenance, or repair machinery or equipment
Test engineering project equipment
Test piping systems or equipment for leaks under pressure
Inspect vehicle to detect malfunctions or maintenance needed
Inspect vehicle body to determine extent of damages and repairs needed
Conduct test runs of production equipment
Perform industrial, production, or manufacturing related safety inspection
Perform inspection of tools or equipment prior to use
Inspect sustainable energy production facilities or equipment
Inspect facilities or equipment for regulatory, hazard, or fire code compliance
Inspect production equipment
Inspect aircraft or aircraft components
Inspect completed repair work to ensure proper functioning
Evaluate characteristics of equipment or systems
Inspect gas systems or components to identify leaks or other potential hazards
Inspect facilities or sites to determine if they meet engineering specifications or standards

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Customer Service
Commercial Driver's License
Siemens Nixdorf Hardware
Staff Management
Technical Drawings

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