Career outlook for wind turbine technician
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
A wind turbine technician is an adventurous career choice, you could be working while suspended hundreds of feet in the air – or out at sea.
Wind turbines are a form of green energy used across the world to produce electricity in an environmentally friendly way. Whitelee Windfarm – just outside Glasgow – provides power to 330,000 homes. It’s also the biggest wind farm in Europe.
A wind turbine technician installs, inspects, maintains, operates and repairs wind turbines. They’re able to fix any problem that could cause the turbine to shut down unexpectedly or not operate efficiently.
Becoming a wind turbine technician can involve exciting and varied days at work. You’ll be doing your bit to positively impact the planet and keep Scotland well powered.
What you might do:
- install wind turbine towers on land or at sea
- fit electrical, mechanical and hydraulic equipment
- test turbine blades and control systems
- carry out planned maintenance work
- find faults and fix them
- record job details and fill in safety reports
- run safety checks on electrical substations and cables
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