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Wind Turbine Service Technicians
District Of Columbia

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

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Typical education needed for entry: Some college, no degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Long-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Diagnose problems involving wind turbine generators or control systems.
  • Climb wind turbine towers to inspect, maintain, or repair equipment.
  • 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.
  • Troubleshoot or repair mechanical, hydraulic, or electrical malfunctions related to variable pitch systems, variable speed control systems, converter systems, or related components.
  • Maintain tool and spare parts inventories required for repair, installation, or replacement services.
  • Perform routine maintenance on wind turbine equipment, underground transmission systems, wind fields substations, or fiber optic sensing and control systems.
  • 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.

tools & technology

  • Screwdrivers
  • Torque wrenches
  • Voltage or current meters
  • Wattmeters
  • Welding or soldering kit

  • Industrial control software
  • Office suite software
  • Presentation software
  • Project management software
  • Word processing software

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