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Careers in wind: Mechanics

Mechanics in Wind Industry

Careers in wind: Mechanics

Have you thought about using your mechanical skills elsewhere? Did you know your skills are transferrable to work on a wind farm? Want a career that will take you to new heights? Well, look no further.

The Basic Technical Training (BTT) course is the perfect pathway into the wind industry, and the best part is you don’t need any previous experience to complete the course!

Developed by GWO, the BTT standard is comprised of four modules, electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and installation. The course is an entry-level qualification and will enable you to perform basic electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic tasks in the wind turbine environment under the supervision of a trained technician.

Whilst no previous experience is required to sign up to the course, previous knowledge of electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic systems is a bonus!

Mechanic Skills for a Career in Renewables Industry

In the wind industry, there are multiple mechanical roles that will see you supporting the mechanical development and maintenance of offshore and onshore wind farms. As an individual with experience in mechanics, your skills are transferrable to the wind industry.

Key mechanical skills that will support you in your new career in renewables:

  • Knowledge of mechanical operating systems
  • Experience in fixing and maintaining mechanical systems
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem-Solving
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Communication
  • Ability to work safely to regulations
  • Risk Assessments

Mechanical careers in the wind industry

Once you have completed the BTT there are plenty of pathways available for you to progress in the wind industry. We have listed a selection of mechanical careers in the wind industry below:

  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Mechanical Planner
  • Instrument Technician
  • Mechanical Support Engineer
  • Mechanical Design Engineer
  • Mechanical Maintenance Engineer
  • Wind Turbine Technician
  • Service Technician
  • Installation Technician

Sound like you? Why not take the leap and elevate your career to new heights with a career in the wind industry?

As part of a multi-national team, a career in the wind industry will take you all over the world.

You can find out more about the BTT course here.