Wind Turbine Technicians


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Wind Turbine Technicians

Wind Turbine Technicians - Physical Demands

Wind turbine technicians frequently:

  • Use their hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
  • Stand for long periods of time.
  • Climb ladders, scaffolds, or poles.
  • Bend or twist their body.

It is important for wind turbine technicians to be able to:

  • See details of objects that are less than a few feet away.
  • Hold the arm and hand in one position or hold the hand steady while moving the arm.
  • Use one or two hands to grasp, move, or assemble objects.
  • Use fingers to grasp, move, or assemble very small objects.
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  • Move two or more limbs together (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while remaining in place.
  • Keep or regain the body's balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
  • Speak clearly so listeners can understand.
  • Understand the speech of another person.
  • Determine the distance between objects.
  • See details of objects that are more than a few feet away.
  • Make quick, precise adjustments to machine controls.
  • See differences between colors, shades, and brightness.
  • Use stomach and lower back muscles to support the body for long periods without getting tired.

It is not as important, but still necessary, for wind turbine technicians to be able to:

  • Bend, stretch, twist, or reach out.
  • Coordinate movement of several parts of the body, such as arms and legs, while the body is moving.
  • Use muscles to lift, push, pull, or carry heavy objects.
  • React quickly using hands, fingers, or feet.
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  • Be physically active for long periods without getting tired or out of breath.
  • Hear sounds and recognize the difference between them.
  • Focus on one source of sound and ignore others.
  • Use muscles for extended periods without getting tired.
  • Choose quickly and correctly among various movements when responding to different signals.
  • Adjust body movements or equipment controls to keep pace with speed changes of moving objects.
  • See objects in very bright or glaring light.
  • Move arms and legs quickly.
  • While looking forward, see objects or movements that are off to the side.
  • Make fast, repeated movements of fingers, hands, and wrists.
  • Determine from which direction a sound came.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.