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Wind Turbine Service Technicians - 49-9081.00

O*NET-SOC Description

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

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Field Service Technician
  • Renewable Energy Technician
  • Service Technician
  • Troubleshooting Technician
  • Wind Farm Support Specialist
  • Wind Technician
  • Wind Turbine Operator
  • Wind Turbine Service Technician
  • Wind Turbine Technician
  • Wind Turbine Troubleshooting Technician

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Assist in assembly of individual wind generators or construction of wind farms.
  • Climb wind turbine towers to inspect, maintain, or repair equipment.
  • Collect turbine data for testing or research and analysis.
  • Diagnose problems involving wind turbine generators or control systems.
  • Inspect or repair fiberglass turbine blades.
  • Maintain tool and spare parts inventories required for repair, installation, or replacement services.
  • Operate manufacturing equipment to fabricate wind turbines.
  • Perform routine maintenance on wind turbine equipment, underground transmission systems, wind fields substations, or fiber optic sensing and control systems.
  • Start or restart wind turbine generator systems to ensure proper operations.
  • Test electrical components of wind systems with devices, such as voltage testers, multimeters, oscilloscopes, infrared testers, or fiber optic equipment.
  • 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.
  • Troubleshoot or repair mechanical, hydraulic, or electrical malfunctions related to variable pitch systems, variable speed control systems, converter systems, or related components.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Assemble structural components.
  • Climb equipment or structures to access work areas.
  • Fabricate parts or components.
  • Inspect mechanical equipment to locate damage, defects, or wear.
  • Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products.
  • Maintain work equipment or machinery.
  • Measure equipment outputs.
  • Repair green energy equipment or systems.
  • Test electrical circuits or components for proper functioning.
  • Test electrical equipment or systems to ensure proper functioning.
  • Test mechanical equipment to ensure proper functioning.
  • Test mechanical systems to ensure proper functioning.
  • Train customers in the use of products.
  • Train others in operational procedures.
  • Troubleshoot equipment or systems operation problems.

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Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Wind Turbine Technician

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Wind-Generating-Electric-Power Installer