Two wind turbines in fields

Wind Turbine Technician

Maintaining, testing and repairing wind turbines on land and at sea to provide clean, renewable energy

How this role makes a difference

Wind turbines are becoming an increasingly common feature on land and at sea as we focus more on renewable energy sources to help combat climate change.

These tall machines reach up to 90 metres and need to be monitored and maintained to ensure they run as reliably and efficiently as possible, generating a reliable source of energy for businesses and homes. You could be the technician that supports a renewable energy supply and our ambition to be net zero carbon by 2050.

The kind of work you’ll do

  • Install wind turbine towers on land or at sea
  • Fit electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic equipment
  • Test turbine blades and control systems
  • Climb towers to inspect them
  • Find faults and fix them
  • Carry out planned maintenance work
  • Run safety checks and keep records
Useful skills
Attention to detail
Useful skills
Problem solving

What you can bring to the role

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Future career opportunities

Experience in this role will enable you to diagnose and repair different parts of the turbines and work at greater heights.

Over time you could be leading a team, training others on the systems and technologies involved, or leading health and safety across a business. Your skills will be valued all over the world, enabling you to travel and work overseas.

How to get into this role

There’s no perfect career path or ideal way into your dream job.

But if you’re interested in education and training options that could be relevant to this role, you might want to consider:  

Schools and colleges each have their own career guidance plan and can provide detailed information, advice, and guidance on options and next steps.

A little more about the role

Exciting features...

You’ll be working at the forefront of a vital technology that is helping to solve one of the world’s biggest challenges – climate change. Whether you work on land or at sea, you’ll be required to complete complex tasks at great heights. You’ll be trained in the systems and tools required to monitor and repair the wind turbines and the equipment you need to keep you safe.

Other job titles...

This role can also be known by some other job titles including:

Wind Farm Technician

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