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What Wind Turbine Technicians Do

Work Environment

How to Become a Wind Turbine Technician

Pay

Job Outlook

JOB PROFILE

JOB SKILLS

How Do Wind Turbines Work?

HORIZONTAL-AXIS TURBINES

VERTICAL-AXIS TURBINES

UTILITY-SCALE WIND TURBINES

OFFSHORE WIND TURBINES

SINGLE SMALL TURBINES

DISTRIBUTED WIND

Wind turbine service technicians, also known as windtechs, install, maintain, and repair wind turbines.

Duties

Wind turbine service technicians typically do the following:

Inspect the exterior and physical integrity of wind turbine towers

Climb wind turbine towers to inspect or repair wind turbine equipment

Perform routine maintenance on wind turbines

Test and troubleshoot electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic components and systems

Replace worn or malfunctioning components

Collect turbine data for testing or research and analysis

Service underground transmission systems, wind field substations, or fiber optic sensing and control systems

Wind turbines are large mechanical devices that convert wind energy into electricity. The turbine is made up of three major components: a tower, three blades, and a nacelle, which is composed of an outer case, generator, gearbox, and brakes. Wind turbine service technicians install and repair the components of these structures.

Although some windtechs are involved in building new wind turbines, most of their work is in maintaining them, particularly the nacelles, which contain the equipment that generates electricity.

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