A Wind Substation Technician preforms installation, maintenance and testing of wind-energy collection sites where the power from the turbines is gathered.
What responsibilities will I have?
What education and training is required?
A Technical, Associates or Bachelors degree in wind or electrical technology is preferred. As well as experience in voltage testing of electrical power equipment.
To pursue a career as a wind substation technician:
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, agriculture mechanics, English, computer courses, a focus on higher level mathematics: statistics and algebra.
Where can I work?
Wind Substation Technicians are employed by electrical companies and cooperatives as well as some private energy firms.
Future Job Market / Outlook
Wind continues to become a more popular source of energy. The job outlook for wind turbine technicians in the next five years is great.
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