Become a Wind Turbine Fabricator
By Eric Hammer
If you want to get a job that has real potential for the 21st
century, then you need to work as a wind turbine fabricator.
President Obama has said that green jobs have to be the future
of the United States and wind power is one of the classic ways
of creating new jobs and new sources of energy in an increasingly
power hungry world.
As a wind turbine fabricator, your job will be to build wind
turbines. You'll be out there in the field, directing the heavy
equipment needed to put the machines up where they can do the
most good. Often, you'll have to climb the poles to the top of
the turbines so as to adjust things appropriately for the needs
of the wind farm you are working on.
Another part of the job (really there are several disciplines
that could be referred to as part of being a wind turbine fabricator)
is to actually do the engineering work behind the scenes to make
sure that the turbines are properly fabricated at the factory
so that they will spin at the optimal speed and produce the maximum
amount of electricity.
How Much Can You Make?
According to Simply Hired, the average salary for a wind turbine
fabricator is $36,000 per year. This refers to those who do the
installation. Engineers however typically make higher salaries.
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Keep in mind that as a wind turbine fabricator, you'll be
out there in the open, working in large open fields to help build
the turbines. You'll also be working on the sea as many wind
farms are off shore. Those who wish to work on the engineering
side of this business will work in an office and will need to
be good at computer modeling in order to build appropriate materials
for the win d turbines to function properly.
The work can often be dangerous, especially if you are out
in the field working on putting up the wind turbines. Where you
work will be areas that have massive wind shears (after all,
that's where the wind power is) and as such, you may be flailing
around quite a bit when you are up on one of the poles.
Qualifications / Requirements
There are no formal requirements in order to land a job as
a wind turbine fabricator, however it helps to have an engineering
degree if you wish to work in the factory side of the business.
Those out in the field often receive on the job training though
it can help to have at least a two year engineering degree out
in the field as well.
Start by going to school and earning an engineering degree.
Ideally, see if there are courses at your school which will help
you in working as wind turbine fabricator. For example, computer
aided design courses could prove quite useful for those who want
to work in this business.
Check out these helpful resources to learn more about how
to become a wind turbine fabricator:
Energy Association - A place to learn about everything involved
with wind power, including becoming a wind turbine fabricator.