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The growing demand for wind energy has created the need for highly skilled workers who can build and service the giant machines. This technician uses computers and has an understanding of hydraulics, electricity, algebra and meteorology. Although he came to the job with a high school education and experience as a welder, many technicians complete two-year education programs in wind technology. Working about 250 feet above the ground requires this professional to set aside any fears of heights. And teamwork is key to success in his position where safety and a smooth-running work environment are critical. Travel is a big part of his job; it has taken him around the country and to international sites.

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Date Of Record Release 2009-10-19 12:10:57
Description The growing demand for wind energy has created the need for highly skilled workers who can build and service the giant machines. This technician uses computers and has an understanding of hydraulics, electricity, algebra and meteorology. Although he came to the job with a high school education and experience as a welder, many technicians complete two-year education programs in wind technology. Working about 250 feet above the ground requires this professional to set aside any fears of heights. And teamwork is key to success in his position where safety and a smooth-running work environment are critical. Travel is a big part of his job; it has taken him around the country and to international sites.
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Source Iowa Public Television (IPTV)
Keyword Careers, Environmental careers, Job description, Video
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Date Of Record Creation 2009-10-19 12:08:09
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Date Last Modified 2009-10-19 12:10:57
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2009-10-19 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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