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Wind Turbine Technician

Competency-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Urban Institute
O*Net Code
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
Jul 16, 2021
Jul 16, 2021

Competency-Based Skills

6 skill sets | 54 total skills
Maintains a safe and secure work environment
Maintains a clean and safe work area
Follows company and job-specific safety procedures and federal, state, and local regulations, including applicable safety, health, and environmental regulations
Follows ESD (electro-static discharge) procedure
Handles HAZMATS and materials according to MSDS requirements
Follows electrical safety procedures (low, medium, or high voltage)
Performs safety inspections
Follows environmental protection and hazardous chemical control procedures
Maintain personal protective equipment
Follows lock-out/tag-out procedures (energy flow/isolation)
Participates in Job Safety Analysis (JSA)
Stays up to date on company safety policy regulations
Interacts with customers and vendors in a professional manner
Participates in job or equipment-specific training and maintains technical skills
Performs work required to maintain a well-kept appearance of wind turbines
Maintains specialized equipment
Follows the established calibration schedule
Runs performance checks
Red-tags malfunctioning and out-of-calibration equipment
Performs preventive maintenance on specialized equipment
Maintains the test equipment, where possible
Evaluates the usefulness of current equipment and the need for new equipment
Commissions new turbines
Ensures proper fluid levels
Inspects fasteners
Terminates and tests components
Performs diagnostic checks
Performs reliability checks
Performs proper start-up and break-in procedures according to manufacturer’s recommendations and specifications
Assists with major component repair and replacement
Troubleshoots, repairs, and replaces hydraulic systems
Aligns shafts using laser-alignment equipment and procedures
Performs mechanical shaft alignments
Repairs and replaces generators
Installs, repairs, and replaces equipment using hoists and rigging techniques
Follows accepted standards and practices for mechanical and electrical assembly
Installs and replaces bearings
Performs preventive and predictive maintenance
Selects, controls, and inspects required tools and test equipment
Follows operating procedures and controls check sheets
Inspects rotors and air coils
Lubricates bearings, gears, and top off­s
Selects and replaces torque and tension fasteners
Inspects bonding and grounding points (including lightning protection) inside and outside of turbine
Repairs and replaces consumable wear components
Works in small groups and teams to accomplish work tasks
Follows manufacturer specifications in the operation and maintenance of equipment
Monitors and uses site computer hardware and software systems
Troubleshoots and tests systems and components
Reviews the equipment and product information (e.g., manuals, schematics)
Performs inspection (visual, audio, smell, touch, measurements)
Traces circuits
Generates a nonconformance report
Maintains detailed records and logs
Replaces circuit boards
Loads new control system software
Interprets sketches, schematics, and blueprints
Tests and replaces motors
Replaces PLCs and controllers
Troubleshoots, calibrates, installs, and repairs components and instrumentation

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