BZEE Wind Turbine Service Technician

Become a BZEE certified wind turbine technician and start a new career in one of the world's fastest growing industries. BZEE vocational training equips participants with the hands-on skills needed to succeed as an entry-level technician in the wind industry. All training providers meet BZEE's strict requirements so you can be sure you'll be getting quality training no matter where you decide to train.

BZEE training providers combine expert knowledge with best-practice teaching methods. Find your local training provider or a course that meets your training needs.

Job description wind turbine technician

What do wind turbine technicians do?
Wind turbine technicians typically do the following:

The work environment
Wind turbines can be dangerous workplaces. There are hazardous chemicals and dangerous equipment that must be used daily. Some responsibilities require technicians to work more than 100m off the ground. This means they must know how to safely do their jobs, and they must make critical decisions on their own. Some fast thinking may be involved to get some aspects of the job completed safely.

How to Become a Wind Turbine Technician
Most wind turbine service technicians learn their trade by completing a BZEE certified training partner course: Once they have successfully completed their course, they also receive turbine-specific on-the-job training through their employer.

The pay
The median annual wage for wind turbine technicians in the USA was $56,230 in 2020. In the EU the median annual wage was around €42,000. Technicians working offshore earn on average more than those working onshore. Paid overtime is also common for wind turbine technicians.

Job Outlook
Employment of wind turbine technicians is projected to grow by up to 65 percent from 2021 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. Many of these openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire. Many technicians will eventually be considered for team leader or management positions. Once promoted to team leader or a management position, the employee will oversee other technicians and make sure all aspects of a wind turbine are operating smoothly. They may also oversee hiring lower-level wind turbine technicians

Prerequisites & Skills
Those seeking positions as wind turbine technicians must be able to work in a team while still working independently as needed. Clear communication is essential to make sure all duties of the job are being completed on schedule. Technicians should also be in good physical condition to perform physical tasks throughout most of the day. Additionally, technicians must be willing to travel to remote areas for periods of time due to the location of wind parks and be comfortable working at heights.

Finally, a strong attention to safety and willingness to abide by industry safety standards is essential to the job. Depending on the exact responsibilities for a given technician, there will be a variety of safety guidelines that must be understood and always followed.